Vaughan’s Vocabulary

Don Vaughan Provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary.

Recently I was reading about the life of Carl Sandburg (1878-1967), an American poet, biographer and collector of folk songs. According to the American Educator Encyclopedia, Sandburg was born in … Read more

Jail docket

June 13

Kenneth Bridges, DOB 12-11-86, WM; Webster 6: careless driving and possession of meth.

June 14

R.B. Varner, DOB 11-27-89, WM; MDOC: probation violation.

Cynthia Johnson, DOB 12-07-67, WF; Constable 2/Kilgore: hold for Montgomery County.

June 15

Michael Sharpe, … Read more

Corrections

The names of Webster County School Board member Scott Hollenhead and East Webster Elementary School Counselor Kelly Powell should have been included in the cutline for the photo accompanying the June 15 article “School Board honors Student of the Month” … Read more

Clearing up questions

I am writing this to clarify last week’s column and to address the questions I received.

No, I don’t support Hillary Clinton. Yes, she has done some terrible things also. Her policies as Secretary of State got four Americans killed … Read more

Obituaries

Nicholas Clay ‘Nick’ Jones

June 15, 2016

Services for Nicholas Clay “Nick” Jones, 20, of Stewart were June 21, 2016, at Oliver Funeral Home in Winona with the Rev. Randy Bridges officiating. Burial was in Milligan Springs Cemetery.

He was … Read more

Sales tax collections released for area cities

From Staff Reports

Sales tax revenue numbers that reflect April 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 … Read more