Students teach school bus safety

From School Reports

The National Association of Pupil Transportation proclaimed the week of Oct. 22-26 as National School Bus Safety Week.

There is no safer way to transport a child than in a school bus. Fatal crashes involving school bus … Read more

Holmes to offer courses at Wood Institute

From Press, Staff Reports

Holmes Community College is expanding its course offerings to the northeast part of the college’s district with five classes on the Wood Institute campus in Mathiston for spring 2013.

Registration will be held in the 911 … Read more


Alice Blackman Dec. 7, 2012 Services for Alice Blackman, 67, of Weir were Dec. 10, 2012, at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman with the Rev. Tim Long officiating. Burial was in Chester Cemetery.

She was born March 8, 1945, in … Read more

Head Start performs at GLC-Eupora

By LaDonna Caffey, ADC GLC-Eupora

Golden LivingCenter Eupora was entertained by a visit and program from Eupora Head Start children on Nov. 15 at 9:45 a.m.

The children began their program with prayer and sang a variety of Thanksgiving-themed songs … Read more

Maben election votes cast in new City Hall

By Terry Harpole

MABEN — Voters here went and voted in a brand new city hall Nov. 6.

In fact, the meeting of the mayor and Board of Alderpersons was held in the new city hall the night before. We … Read more

Local troop produces 26 Eagle Scouts

For the WPT

2012 marks the 100th anniversary of the first Eagle Award presented by the Boy Scouts of America. The first award was presented to Arthur Eldred of New York in 1912.

The Eagle Scout Award is marked distinction … Read more