Editorial roundup – 05/20/15

Poor readers usually are poor students

People can legitimately argue whether flunking third-graders is the correct response when they can’t read anywhere near grade level.

Those who oppose Mississippi’s new “third-grade gate” law say that holding students back only increases … Read more

‘Grade A’

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Rep. Joey Hood Receives “A” Grade on BIPEC Report Card

JACKSON, Miss.—Rep. Joey Hood (R-Ackerman) received an “A” for his efforts in pro-business legislation from Mississippi’s Business and Political Education Committee (BIPEC). Legislators were assessed based on their:  votes affecting … Read more

Jail Docket – 05/20/15

May 13
Dontavious Deloach, DOB 06-10-93, BM; SO7: failure to yield to blue lights, careless driving, no driver’s license, possession of beer, no insurance, improper equipment and felony warrant from Houston (released to Chickasaw 4 on May 14).

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EMCC falls in Region 23 Baseball Tournament

From school reports

EUNICE, La. – A possible late-game comeback attempt was thwarted by an old division nemesis, as 17th-ranked East Mississippi Community College’s baseball season came to an end with a rain-delayed, 11-inning 4-3 setback to No. 18 Northwest … Read more

Plant perennial herbs in permanent location

By Lelia Kelly and David Nagel
Extension Horticulture Specialists
Distributed by Lisa Stewart, Webster County Director

It is safe to set out transplants of basil in all parts of the state now. Basil is particularly sensitive to cold and will … Read more

Vaughan’s Vocabulary – 05/20/15

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary.

Try my table technique of learning advanced words that you want in your vocabulary. In Microsoft Word click Table, then Insert Table. You’ll need four columns and 21 rows to … Read more