Help students get strong starts each school year

By Amy Barefield MSU School of Human Sciences STARKVILLE, Miss. — Success in school depends more on the 16 hours spent outside the classroom than many parents may realize. Physical, emotional and social factors at home contribute significantly to academic…

What do gardeners do in September?

Submitted by Lisa Stewart County Coordinator Webster County Extension Service It’s a little late in the year to plant summer annuals and still too hot for winter annuals. The best way to spend your time is to observe and write…

Jail Docket – 08/26/2015

Aug. 17 Eikeren Hill, DOB 07-27-75, BM; Webster 5: Mississippi Department of Corrections hold for sale of controlled substance-three counts. Michael Sproles, DOB 12-04-74, WM; Webster 5: disturbance of family peace.

MDE stands behind process for accountability model

From Press Reports The Mississippi Department of Education, on Aug 21, released the complete response to the PEER Committee report on the accountability standards for the system that evaluates school and district performance, including the qualifications of the MDE Technical…

Grenada industry expanding operations

From Press Reports Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from Ice Industries announced Aug. 19 the company is expanding its operations in Grenada. The expansion will be the company’s sixth since 2010. The project represents a corporate investment of $15 million…

Time Capsules – 08/26/2015

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files 75 Years Ago: Aug. 29, 1940 Miss Phillips Gets Deserved Promotion Miss Mildred Phillips, who for five years has been clerk of the Farm Security Administration offices here and assistant of Supervisor J.Y.…