Boy fighting leukemia in Memphis hospital

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(Right) Miller Calhoun, 6, the son of Taylor and Allison Calhoun, is being treated for leukemia at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis. The first-grader at Pillow Academy has managed to stay in good spirits during his treatment. He is expected to stay hospitalized in Memphis through February.

By Bob Darden
The Greenwood Commonwealth

Grandparents live in Eupora

GREENWOOD — As children gathered around the Christmas tree Dec. 25 and opened presents, 6-year-old Miller Calhoun was busy battling a known killer — leukemia.

Miller, a first-grader at Pillow … Read more

EW girls coach Stan Hughey dies unexpectedly

By Austin Bishop
The Webster Progress-Times

The sudden death of East Webster High School girls basketball coach Stan Hughey has left the entire community in “a state of shock” according to EW principal Bill Brand.

“Right now we are just … Read more

MUW to raise awareness of healthy eating

Mississippi University for Women plans to make Mississippi healthier with mobile kitchen demonstrations of healthy ingredients and food preparation.

In the fall of 2015, The W looks to launch Project CHEW (Cook Healthy, Eat Well). The mobile unit will be … Read more

East Webster Invitational set for Jan. 8-9

By Austin Bishop
Webster Progress-Times

The first week of January will be a busy one for the East Webster High School boys and girls basketball teams.

After hosting Winona on Jan. 6, EW will play host to the East Webster … Read more

Sports Schedules – 12/31/14

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 31
Junior College Basketball
1 p.m. EMCC vs. Garrett College

FRIDAY, JAN. 2
Prep Basketball
TBA Kirk Invitational Tournament (Winston Academy entered)
TBA Sam Dale Tournament (Kemper County entered)
Men’s College Basketball
7 p.m. Florida State at Mississippi … Read more

Antlers, not horns, are white-tail buck’s headgear

By James L. Cummins

In many deer camps throughout Mississippi, it is not uncommon to hear someone refer to a white-tail buck’s headgear as “horns.” In reality, those “horns” are actually antlers.

Horns are made of a bony core covered … Read more