Organizations meet with federal officials

Second District U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson and documentary photographer Dr. Doris A. Derby (l.) present Oats two photos that Derby captured of civil rights icon Fannie Lou Hamer, who was Oats’ aunt. The presentation was made in Washington.

By Cherraye Oats
Executive Director
Fannie Lou Hamer Center

The Fannie Lou Hamer Center in Eupora and the Dignity in Schools Campaign went to Washington on March 24-26 to meet with key officials about fully funding education,

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Mississippi teen smoking rate declines

Cole Young, third-year medical student at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, speaks to Robin Hunter’s fourth-graders at Eupora Elementary School on the dangers of tobacco products. Young, a Eupora native, spoke to the students on Aug. 19.

From Press Reports

Smoking among middle school students in Mississippi is declining.
According to the Mississippi State University Social Science Research Center, in 2013 4.1

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Departments respond to fire calls

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From Staff Reports

The Eupora Fire Department extinguished two grass fires around 2 p.m. Saturday at highways 82 and 182 west of town.
Also last week, the EFD responded to a brush fire around 11 p.m. Aug. 18 on Lollars … Read more

Eupora band members attend camp

Hernandez, Blakely, Awad, Hood and Rollins.

From School Reports

Several Pride of Eupora band members attended Summer Band Camp 2014 at Itawamba Community College.
Students have auditions on the day they arrive and are placed in one of six different

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