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Maben 1st Baptist hosts Fall Festival

By Dottie Dewberry

MABEN — The town was full —no parking anywhere; the streets were full of pedestrians checking out the food vendors; the kids were slipping, sliding, bouncing and just having a great time; the front street was crowded … Read more

Water tank repairs

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TERRY HARPOLE Workers with S&S Inspections of Wilsonville, Ala., remove pipe from Maben’s water tank. They were working there Saturday. The top blew off in winds of March 2013 and water had frozen in the pipe, causing the need to … Read more

Rotary dictionaries

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Eupora Elementary School thanks the Eupora Rotary Club for the dictionaries third-graders received. Club President David Dabbs presents and passes out the dictionaries. … Read more

Share your story on #20Million Memorial

From Press Reports

Twenty million people have died from smoking-related illnesses since 1964, when the first U.S. surgeon general’s report on smoking and health was released. Of those 20 million that died, 2.5 million died from exposure to secondhand smoke. … Read more

Calendar of Events – 10/15/2014

‘Evening in Mantee’
An “Evening in Mantee” begins at 5 p.m. Oct. 18 in the old Silly Whispers building/fire station.

The Tracemen Quartet will perform; and soup, chili and dessert will be available. Donations will be accepted at the door.… Read more

NHA management plan made official

From Press & Stuff Reports

K. Lynn Berry of Atlanta, program manager for National Heritage Areas in the National Park Service’s Southeast Region, has presented the Mississippi Hills National Heritage Area with a letter of official approval by the Interior … Read more

Exotic plants produce unwanted fields of white

By Ray Iglay
Wildlife Biologist MSU

Driving along Mississippi highways is always best when the surrounding landscapes capture the driver’s imagination. Our road systems serve as scenic byways showcasing nature’s beauty.

On a recent road trip, the natural beauty of … Read more

Vaughan’s Vocabulary 10/15/2014

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary.

“The Exploring Ways to Use Our Minds Efficiently” website points out that developing a vocabulary is one of the most overlooked ways to improve our lives.

The website brought out … Read more

Local retired educators meet

By Sandra Dalton

On Oct. 1, the Local Retired Education Personnel of Mississippi met in the Mathiston Library.

President Sue Cooper welcomed everyone and introduced Maury Shurlds to give our devotion.

Mr. Shurlds gave an inspiring devotion for retirees on … Read more

Utility deposit waived for domestic violence victims

Mississippians who are victims of domestic violence can now receive additional relief to help them flee from violent homes and dangerous situations.

A new Public Service Commission rule that requires utilities to postpone collecting initial deposits for 60 days for … Read more