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School Board approves tax levy request

From Staff Reports

The Webster County School District board has approved its property tax levy request for local support of the district’s new budget.

The board did so Aug. 3 upon the recommendation of Superintendent of Education Jack Treloar, according … Read more

Library luau

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Children returned to storytime at Webster County Public Library on Aug. 12 after a summer break. Ms. Pat, dressed in Hawaiian attire, welcomed the excited children to a luau. … Read more

MSU football focuses on two-a-day practices

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Mississippi State football completed its second two-a-day practices of preseason camp on Monday at “The Farm” off campus.

A heat index soaring near and at times above 100 degrees greeted the squad at both practices, but head coach Dan … Read more

Bank of Kilmichael bucking trend

MISSISSIPPI BUSINESS JOURNAL
Four generations of the same family have operated the Bank of Kilmichael. From left are Rodney K. Mortimer, chairman; Bertram S. “Buddy” Mortimer, president and CEO; and Rodney’s son, Kent Mortimer, senior vice president. The painting in this photo is Lagrone Mortimer, Buddy and Rodney’s father and Kent’s grandfather.

By Becky Gillette
Mississippi Business Journal

Small banks are somewhat of an endangered species in the United States in an era of mergers and acquisitions. That trend is particularly of concern in small rural areas where a bank closing can … Read more

Brisk sales at Maben Farmers’ Market

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Harris delights customers Lavenia Yeatman and Pat Harpole with fresh hot fried pies.

By Jane Collins
Maben Farmers’ Market

Saturday morning started off cool enough that the hot fried peach and apple pies tasted especially good to the folks who came early to the Maben Farmers’ Market.

However, before the morning selling was … Read more

Cain Clinic

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Participating in the Aug. 14 ribbon cutting for Cain Clinic at its new location in Eupora are Mayor Dan Burchfield; Lisa Fulgham and Stan Blaylock of the Bank of Kilmichael; Chloe Burson, CFNP Hannah Pittman, Corey Murphy, RN and Office … Read more

Church has busy day at motorcycle rally

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Sturgis Baptist Church member Case Hubbard and Mord take a break after dismantling the tent where they gave out bottled water during The Rally.

By Terry Harpole

STURGIS — Sturgis Baptist Church had a busy but enjoyable day Saturday.

The church, pastored by the Rev Russell Mord, who is in his 14th year as pastor, has every year since his pastorate taken a big … Read more