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Students advance to state Economics Challenge

From Press Reports Eighteen teams from 15 schools around the state of Mississippi advanced to the state Economics Challenge championship on April 8 at Millsaps College in Jackson. 2014 Mississippi Economics Challenge teams included

MSU recognizes Fason

Fason displays her CALS teaching award.

From Press Reports Faculty and staff in the Mississippi State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences were honored for exemplary service during an awards ceremony in March. The four faculty honorees, chosen from

Maben 1st Baptist erects new steeple

PHOTO BY DOTTIE DEWBERRY
The new steeple at Maben First Baptist Church

“An instinctive taste teaches men to build their churches with spire steeples which point as with a silent finger to the sky and stars” and to God.” Samuel Taylor Coleridge By Dottie Dewberry For the WPT MABEN — On March…

MDOC escapee remains on loose

Box

By Joel McNeece Calhoun County Journal BRUCE — A man who escaped from an MDOC work detail last November remains on the loose after leading authorities on a chase through the New Liberty area last week. Khristopher Box, 32, originally escaped

Crowley attends DDAA Conference

Crowley and Land

From Staff Reports Webster County Supervisor Paul Crowley attended the 2014 Development District Association of Appalachia Conference in Arlington, Va. The theme of the March 23-35 conference was

Junior Beta Club attends convention

The EHS Junior Beta Club at the annual convention in Tupelo

From press reports The Eupora High School Junior Beta Club attended the annual convention on March 24 and 25 in Tupelo. Thirty- nine students from the club attended. Students participated in

Majority votes for new courthouse

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times A majority of voters Tuesday supported replacement of the Webster County Courthouse in Walthall, according to complete but unofficial special election results. The referendum on the issue of

Bakery project seeks Kickstarter backers

Matt and Brittany Fulgham

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times A local couple has launched an online crowdfunding campaign to support their goal of opening a storefront for their home-based bakery business. Matt and Brittany Hardin Fulgham have operated a cottage bakery out of…