Sports Briefs

EMCC Lions earn preseason No 1 ranking From combined reports For the fourth time in the last five years, East Mississippi Community College will kick off the upcoming football season as the nation’s No. 1 team in the National Junior…

Local sales tax collections released

From Staff Reports Sales tax revenue numbers that reflect June sales are in from the Mississippi Department of Revenue for local municipalities. MDR collects 81.5 percent of the 7 percent sales tax from municipalities and distributes the remaining 18.5 percent…

Calendar of Events

Mid-South Forestry Equipment Show The Mid-South Forestry Equipment Show will be Aug. 26-27 at the Mississippi State University John W. Starr Memorial Forest 8 miles south of Starkville on Highway 25. Times are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m.-3…