Library luau


Children returned to storytime at Webster County Public Library on Aug. 12 after a summer break. Ms. Pat, dressed in Hawaiian attire, welcomed the excited children to a luau. 

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MSU football focuses on two-a-day practices


Mississippi State football completed its second two-a-day practices of preseason camp on Monday at “The Farm” off campus.

A heat index soaring near and at times above 100 degrees greeted the squad at both practices, but head coach Dan … Read more

Bank of Kilmichael bucking trend

Four generations of the same family have operated the Bank of Kilmichael. From left are Rodney K. Mortimer, chairman; Bertram S. “Buddy” Mortimer, president and CEO; and Rodney’s son, Kent Mortimer, senior vice president. The painting in this photo is Lagrone Mortimer, Buddy and Rodney’s father and Kent’s grandfather.

By Becky Gillette
Mississippi Business Journal

Small banks are somewhat of an endangered species in the United States in an era of mergers and acquisitions. That trend is particularly of concern in small rural areas where a bank closing can … Read more

Brisk sales at Maben Farmers’ Market

Harris delights customers Lavenia Yeatman and Pat Harpole with fresh hot fried pies.

By Jane Collins
Maben Farmers’ Market

Saturday morning started off cool enough that the hot fried peach and apple pies tasted especially good to the folks who came early to the Maben Farmers’ Market.

However, before the morning selling was … Read more