Mississippi College local student academic scholar

The Office of Academic Affairs for Mississippi College has released its list of academic scholars for the 2016 spring semester.

Lora Wiggins of Mathiston was named to the President’s List.

To be eligible for the President’s List, a student must … Read more

Solar airplane subject for program

By Jane Collins,

Secretary Maben Lions Club

The Maben Lions Club welcomed guest speaker Margaret Middleton (formerly of Eupora and a former member of the Civil Air Patrol) of Starkville on June 14, who gave a slideshow program about a … Read more

Summer Reading Program concludes

By Librarian Fran Smith

Webster County Library

The Summer Reading Program at Webster County Library ended last week with outdoor activities.

On June 28, the older group listened to “Miss Nelson Has a Field Day” by Harry Allard, a story … Read more

Barbecue at Maben Farmers’ Market

By Jane Collins

Maben Farmers’ Market

Getting ready for the 4th of July weekend was top priority for the rig providing barbecue Saturday at the Maben Farmers’ Market. Rose O’Briant and Jeremiah Gamble were really busy serving up great pulled … Read more

Green speaks to Maben Lions Club

By Jane Collins,

Secretary Maben Lions Club

In April the Maben Lions Club welcomed the retired Rev. Luskey Green, who gave the club members a short civics and U.S. history lesson on Americanism.

He cited the original Declaration of Independence … Read more

School choice group grades legislators

From Press Reports

Sen. Gary Jackson (District 15) and Reps. Joey Hood (District 35) and Karl Oliver (District 46) received an “A” on Empower Mississippi’s 2016 Education Report Card, which grades every member of the Legislature on key school choice … Read more

Students rewarded for raising ALA funds

From Press Reports

Students at Eupora and East Webster elementary schools were rewarded with fun SuperKids field days last spring by the American Lung Association after raising funds to support the organization.

EES raised more than $1,900 and EWES raised … Read more

Unemployment rate up in county

From Staff Reports

The unemployment rate in Webster County jumped a full percentage point in May, according to Mississippi Department of Employment Security’s monthly report.

The county’s rate reached 6.6 percent. The unemployment rate a month earlier was 5.6 percent … Read more

Locals among UMMC graduates

From Press Reports

The University of Mississippi Medical Center for the fourth year is breaking its record for degrees conferred to health-care and science professionals.

The Class of 2016 is 950 strong. In 2013, the record was 677. That jumped … Read more

Local science teacher tackles ‘CSI: Mississippi’

From Press Reports

Fifteen middle-school science teachers from the Golden Triangle and central Mississippi region were at Mississippi State last month for the Creative Science Through Inquiry (CSI: Mississippi) workshop — a major education initiative of the Mississippi Experimental Program … Read more