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Calendar of Events

Maben Punt, Pass
and Kick Contest

The annual Punt, Pass and Kick Contest will be held this year on Sept. 17 at the East Webster High School football field in Cumberland.
The event is for boys and girls ages 6-15. … Read more


Sept. 2
5:58 p.m., medical, Bluitt Road; EMS responds.

Sept. 3
7:15 a.m., alarm, Veterans Memorial Boulevard; Eupora Police Department responds.
11:34 a.m., alarm, South Dunn Street; EPD responds.
11:38 a.m., medical, Clarkson Road; EMS responds.
11:42 a.m., medical, Bluff … Read more

Special MSU-Meridian speaker to examine nine steps to better grades

MERIDIAN, Miss.—For many students, study skills that worked so well in high school no longer seem as effective after entering higher education.

To help area students learn the skills and techniques necessary to become strategic learners, Mississippi State University-Meridian is … Read more

Driver License stations to close for regional training

From Press Reports

The driver’s license stations will close for one day on a regional basis for training purposes beginning this week.

The stations in the northern region will close Wednesday, September 14. The northern region is made up of … Read more

Prescribed Burning Program accepting applications

By James L. Cummins
Special to the Plaindealer

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks (MDWFP) is now accepting applications for their Fire on the Forty program. Wildlife Mississippi is continuing its partnership with the MDWFP, the U.S. Fish … Read more

Vaughan’s Vocabulary, a superb dictionary and thesaurus, allows the user to type in a vocabulary-building word in the search box to learn its pronunciation, part of speech, examples of sentences in which the word is used, its etymology and more. One … Read more

Time Capsules

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago:
Sept. 11, 1941
Awarded Eagle Scout

An Eagle Scout presentation was held at the Baptist Church in Mathiston on Sunday evening, September 7, at which time Scout Billy Burdine, son … Read more


WHEREAS, on December 15, 2008, Maheshkumar Ganatra and Raksha Ganatra executed a deed of trust to J. Patrick Caldwell, as Trustee for the benefit of BancorpSouth Bank, which deed of trust is recorded in Book 239, … Read more

Sports Schedule

Prep Volleyball
6 p.m. — Choctaw County at West Lowndes
Prep Softball
TBA — Choctaw Central at Neshoba Central
TBA — Nanih Waiya at Leake Central (DH)
5 p.m. — Leake County at French Camp
6 p.m. … Read more

Youth ChalleNGe Academy taking applications

From Press Reports

Youth ChalleNGe Academy at Camp Shelby in Hattiesburg is now taking applications for Class #46.

Earn your high school diploma. Tuition is absolutely free.
ChalleNGe features a structured environment, with a focus on job training, social skills … Read more