Woo receives MTA Local Coordinator award

From Press Reports


Dawn Woo was selected to receive the Mississippi Tennis Association 2013 Junior Local League Coordinator of the Year award.

This award is presented to a local coordinator who shows program growth, outstanding organizational skills and implements … Read more

Application deadline for CSP extended

From Press Reports


The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is extending the Conservation Stewardship Program application period for new enrollments for federal fiscal year 2014. Producers interested in participating in the program can submit applications to … Read more

Holmes Bulldogs snap three-game losing streak

From school reports


The Holmes Community College Bulldogs broke a three-game losing streak here Monday afternoon with an impressive 80-66 win over Baton Rouge Community College, who had defeated the Bulldogs earlier in the season.

With the win, the … Read more

Jail Docket

Jan. 14

Michael S. Cole, DOB 09-08-87, WM; Eupora 3: contempt of court.

Terry F. Hurst, DOB 04-02-68, WM; SO3: domestic violence/simple assault.

Carol S. Chandler, DOB 02-02-47, WF; SO9: simple assault.

April Hurst, DOB 12-27-74, WF; SO9: domestic violence/simple … Read more

Books Bygone: Washday and books of great thinkers

By Marica Bernstein


My library contains a lot of old books by Great Thinkers addressing life’s most profound questions. What does it mean to flourish as a human being? How can we believe in a benevolent God in the … Read more

‘The Hat’ 1st storytime of year


By Librarian Fran Smith

Webster County Library


On Jan. 8, children gathered for the first storytime in 2014.

Despite the frigid weather all arrived eager to hear Ms. Nicole read “ The Hat” by Jan Brett, a story about … Read more

‘Gingerbread Baby’ read at Story Hour

Winters Norman, Ms. Mary, Carley and Will Harper Norman make a gingerbread house.

By Dottie Dewberry

For the WPT


The Maben Public Library kicked off the year with the reading of “The Gingerbread Baby” and the creation of a gingerbread house complete with edible decorations and a stuffed gingerbread baby during Story … Read more

The Nelons in concert


The world-famous Nelons of Dallas, Ga., will be in concert at First Baptist Church of Eupora at 6 p.m. Saturday. Their numerable awards and accolades include three Grammy nominations and six Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. A love offering will … Read more

Church destroyed by fire

Crossroads Baptist Church is engulfed in flames as volunteer fire departments work to control the fire.

By Amanda McBride

Louisville Publishing


Crossroads Baptist Church of Mathiston was destroyed after an early-morning fire on Jan. 7.

The church is located in northern Choctaw County at 580 Crossroads Church Road.

The Mathiston Fire Department responded to the … Read more

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your

On the “Vocabulary Can Be Fun” website I came upon a strategy of how to expand vocabulary. Divide your vocabulary into three groups. The first category has words you’re confident … Read more