Monthly Archives: January 2014

Culinary Arts Classes use skills for a fund raiser

From press reports   The Culinary Arts Classes at the Choctaw County Career and Technology Center conducted a “Gift in a Jar” fundraiser. Each jar contained ingredients needed to make one of five varieties of cookies. Numerous skills learned in…

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary. My favorite month is January, named after Janus, who, in Roman mythology, was a god with two faces that looked in opposite directions. One of Janus’s faces looked to the…

Jail Docket

12/20/13    BARBARA PARKER        W/F        1/20/50    APD       DUI OTHER 12/24/13     CHAKESHIA GLENN      B/F        2/29/84     CSO       PHONE HARASSMENT & SIMPLE ASSAULT Editor’s note: Unless otherwise noted or not applicable, defendants listed in this report have only been charged with…

Prison time can be counterproductive for many

Opinion Last week, a legislative task force released a number of recommendations designed to be smarter about how Mississippi punishes adult offenders. With an incarceration rate that is more than 70 percent higher than the national average, it’s clear that…

Holmes returns to basketball action on Jan. 7

From combined reports   The Holmes Community College men’s basketball team heads into the 2014 portion of its schedule with a 7-2 overall mark and a 1-0 record in the MACJC North Division. The Lady Bulldogs are 2-0 overall and…

Sports schedules

THURS, JAN. 2 Men’s College Basketball 7 p.m. — Maryland Eastern Shore at MSU Women’s College Basketball 6 p.m. — Missouri at Ole Miss 6 p.m. — MSU at Florida FRIDAY, JAN. 3 Prep Basketball TBA — Sam Dale Tournament…

Yokohama job-seekers pack the auditorium at EMCC

MAYHEW – Almost 1,000 people showed up at East Mississippi Community College’s Golden Triangle campus Saturday for information sessions about how to submit successful job applications to Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi (YTMM). Yokohama officials announced the selection of West Point…

MAC Committee sponsors door decorating contest

By Press and Staff Reports   Pioneer Health Services of Choctaw MAC Committee sponsored a Christmas door decoration contest at the Pioneer Community Hospital of Choctaw. The decorated doors were shown off during the recent Christmas Open House and the…