Category: News

Calendar of Events – 07/08/15

EHS Class of 1965 reunion Eupora High School’s Class of 1965 will have its 50-year reunion July 10-11: 6 p.m. Friday: Barbecue at Sandra and Gene Murray’s, West Point (reservations required) 1-3 p.m. Saturday: Gathering for all graduates of EHS,…

State of Mississippi leads nation in smoke-free ordinances

From press reports Mississippi ranks first when it comes to passing comprehensive municipal smoke-free air ordinances in 2014. Americans for Nonsmokers Rights designated Mississippi as the 2014 first place winner of the Smoke-free Challenge national award. Last month, the 14…

Lions All-State Band celebrates 31st win

From the Maben Lions Club The Mississippi Lions All State Band has done it yet again — champions for the 31st time in its history. The band, which consists of 145 of the best high school band members from all…

Time Capsules – 07/08/15

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files 75 Years Ago: July 11, 1940 Floods Cause Great Damage Webster Countians got firsthand knowledge of “flash” floods and river overflows on Sunday and Monday as the heaviest rainfall in several years sent…

Not my roses! Keep deer out of the garden

By Jessica Tegt Wildlife Extension Professor Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture Mississippi State University Summer in Mississippi brings a bountiful buffet of fruits, vegetables, flowers and shrubs to enjoy — but not just for people. White-tailed deer, avid plant…

Row crops vary in response to weather extremes

By Nathan Gregory MSU Ag Communications Producers of Mississippi’s four major row crops have managed heavy spring rains followed by extended windows of muggy but mostly dry June conditions with mixed results. These weather extremes have had different effects on…

Group releases school shortfall map

From Press & Staff Reports The 42 For Better Schools campaign on Monday released a website tool that shows voters how much their individual school districts were shortchanged by the Mississippi Legislature since 2008. Statewide, the Legislature has not funded…

A warning for all: Stay in the house — death is outside

By Bro. J.B. Rowe I was impressed recently by the Spirit to look at the first Passover. God gave guidelines and restrictions that were to be followed. If these guidelines and orders were not obeyed, some form of judgment would…

Jail docket – 07/08/15

June 30 Sharyan Ali, DOB 01-01-76, ORM (Other-Race Male); Mathiston 2: hold for Lauderdale County. July 2 Kedrin Redd, DOB 10-26-93, BM; MDOC; hold for MDOC: probation violation. July 4