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Mathiston’s Bench Mobb takes state title

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Members of the state-champion Mathiston Bench Mobb are (front row) Collin Morris, Hunter Smith, Cooper Stidham, Stetson Perkins, Hardy Fason, Tanner Mitchell, Banks Harrington, (middle row) Ethan Hillhouse, Jordan Gaskin, Logan Andrews and Bryce Bigham. Coaches are (back row) Darrell Fason, Jim Gaskin, Andrew Bigham, Chris Hillhouse and Corey Stidham.

By Robbie Faulk
Starkville Daily News

No matter the stature in sports, it’s always about the heart, determination and fundamentals.

Few communities exemplify that better than in Webster County and in Mathiston, where winning is all that they know.

It’s … Read more

Fulfill taste preferences in a balanced lunchbox

Each of the five major food groups should be represented in a child’s school lunch box, but taking stock of what a child likes eating the most at home can help parents pack a lunch that meets both nutrition needs and preferences (Photo by iStock)

By Nathan Gregory
MSU Ag Communications

Packing a balanced school lunch that kids like requires one skill: observation.

Brent Fountain, nutritionist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, recommended that parents recognize what their children like eating the most at … Read more

Eupora author publishes children’s book

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Murphy Drug & Gifts hosted a book signing for “Popcorn Millie Meets Roze Tillie” author Rhonda Booth on Saturday. Joining Booth (seated) are her aunt, Barbara Bryan of West Point; Booth’s daughter, Casandra; cousin Bridget Igo from Washington state and Igo’s daughter, Barbara Emily.

From Press and Staff Reports

Rhonda Booth of Eupora, a devoted mother, wife, Christian, baker’s assistant at French Camp Academy, writer and author, has completed her first book, “Popcorn Millie Meets Roze Tillie,” a touching story of acceptance, religion, faith … Read more

Miller honored

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The United Methodist Women’s Razmus Circle of Mathiston United Methodist Church met July 6. … Read more

Folks enjoy shopping, visiting at Farmers’ Market

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By Jane Collins
Maben Farmers’ Market

Last Friday at the Maben Farmers’ Market William Shaw brought lots of homegrown red and

William Shaw’s cooler full of shelled lima and speckled butter beans

William Shaw’s cooler full of shelled lima and speckled butter beans

green tomatoes and a cooler full of shelled … Read more

Calendar of Events – 07/22/15

Mathiston political rally
A political rally will be from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. July 25 in Mathiston’s town park.
In addition to political speaking, gospel singing will also be going on. Sean Greer from Macon will bring some good old-fashioned, hand-clapping … Read more

New Stadium for Lady Bulldogs set for 2016

From school reports

STARKVILLE, — With an expected completion date of January 2016, progress continues on the construction of the new MSU Softball Stadium.

A $6-million project in total, the new facility will have 1,000 chairback seats for fans, a … Read more

Prevent vehicle theft: #protectyourride

From Press Reports

The number of vehicle thefts is shockingly high in the United States, with a vehicle stolen approximately every 45 seconds.

The Mississippi Department of Transportation supports Vehicle Theft Prevention Month, held each July by the National Highway … Read more

Kilmichael site for new veterans cemetery

From Press Reports

Gov. Phil Bryant announced Feb. 15 that Mississippi will construct the North Mississippi Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Kilmichael in Montgomery County.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded Mississippi a $6.6 million VA State Veterans Cemetery … Read more

Watch for powdery mildew on crepe myrtles

By Lelia Kelly, PhD
State Consumer Horticulture Specialist
Extension Professor
North Mississippi Research and Extension Center

Encourage continued blooming of crepe myrtles by cutting back the tips of the branches as flowers fade. This will remove the developing seedpods and … Read more