Author visits with latest novel

By Press Reports

Joe Lee, a native of Starkville and a graduate of Mississippi State University, will speak to the Yarn Spinners Book Club (which developed from the Mississippi State University Extension Service Full Circle Knit/Crochet Group) and discuss his … Read more


Photo by Amanda McBride

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. remembered

Darius Cole emotionally reads Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s ‘I have a Dream ‘speech on January 19 for the NAACP Choctaw County Branch program. Cole’s reading of the speech was powerful, emotional and full … Read more

FCE Perfect Attendance rewarded

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Submitted photo

Perfect attendance pays off in many ways including a lunch reward. Fifty-seven students at French Camp Elementary were treated to lunch on January 15 at the Mexican restaurant in Winona. These students had perfect attendance for the 2nd … Read more

A Family Home for the Holidays – Part IV

Daffodils in the spring cropped

Submitted by C.J. Johnson

Not unlike other families in Mississippi during the 1920s and 30s, the Gladney family had an orchard and vegetable gardens, which provided plenty of food, as well as work.

The potato house, a flat-topped, small one … Read more

People will decide education initiative options


By Rep. Joey Hood
District 35

Members did not hesitate to address big issues early on last week. After adjournment on Jan. 12, members of the Constitution Committee met and adopted House Concurrent Resolution 9. It was debated Jan. 13 … Read more

WES Reading Fair winners

Overall School Winner-Desiree Henley.

Weir Elementary School had their annual Reading Fair on November 7, 2014. The Weir Elementary School teachers and staff were very pleased with the projects this year. The students put a lot of time and effort into their projects, and … Read more

Children enjoy ‘Snow Day’ in Mathiston

Scene from T&C Ice Co’s “Snow Day” in Mathiston.

From Staff Reports

Smiles and giggles were abundant at T&C Ice Co.’s free “Snow Day” in Mathiston the afternoon of Jan. 11. Nearly 100 people enjoyed the winter wonderland created by T&C at 120 Scott Ave.… Read more

Calendar of Events – 01/21/15

NARFE to Meet
Jan. 22
The National Active & Retired Federal Employees Association will hold its monthly meeting on January 22 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Starkville.  Doors open at 11 a.m. and lunch is served at 11:30. There … Read more