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…

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…

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…

Mrs. Joyce Talley Palmer

Mathiston, Ms. Mrs. Joyce Talley Palmer, 58, died 6/24/16 at her residence in Mathiston, Ms. Funeral Services were held 2:00PM Monday 6/27/16 at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Spring Valley Cemetery in Mathiston, Ms. Bro. Willy Weddle officiated.…

Mr. Roy Burton

Mr. Roy Burton, aged 51, died Saturday, June 18, 2016 at Grenada Lake in Grenada, M. He was a resident of Choctaw County where he was a logger. He enjoyed having a good time with his friends and family. He…