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Vaughan’s Vocabulary – 07/22/15

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary.

This week in my public speaking classes my students and I are presenting persuasive speeches. I try to drill in my students that Aristotle taught that no persuasion will take … Read more

Birney Imes: Sonny Strickland’s labor of love

Birney Imes
July 4, 2015

ACKERMAN — By five o’clock Friday afternoon, the cars had begun piling up in the gravel lot in front of two small buildings made of rough-cut timber.

Smoke could be seen billowing from an open … Read more

Kilmichael site for new veterans cemetery

From Press Reports

Gov. Phil Bryant announced Feb. 15 that Mississippi will construct the North Mississippi Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Kilmichael in Montgomery County.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded Mississippi a $6.6 million VA State Veterans Cemetery … Read more

MSU floral instructor moves to specialist spot

From Press Reports

A longtime Mississippi State University floral professor is now teaching the Mississippi public about floral design.

Jim DelPrince, who taught students on the Starkville campus for 23 years, joined the MSU Extension Service as a floral design … Read more

Sports Schedules – 07/22/15

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 12
Women’s College Soccer
10 a.m. — MSU at UT-Martin

SATURDAY, AUG. 15
Women’s College Soccer
7 p.m. ‚Äî Memphis at MSU… Read more

ICC set to host mini cheerleading camp

From school reports

FULTON — Itawamba Community College will host a mini cheer camp on Saturday, Aug. 22 at the ICC Fitness Center Gym on the Fulton Campus.

The camp is open to kids ages three through sixth grade and … Read more

Foust looking for big year with Millsaps Majors

By Austin Bishop
Choctaw Plaindealer

When the Majors of Millsaps College play a passing team, Alex Foust’s eyes light up. That gives the former Ackerman High School standout the opportunity to do what he loves, get into the offensive backfield … Read more

Watch for powdery mildew on crepe myrtles

By Lelia Kelly, PhD
State Consumer Horticulture Specialist
Extension Professor
North Mississippi Research and Extension Center

Encourage continued blooming of crepe myrtles by cutting back the tips of the branches as flowers fade. This will remove the developing seedpods and … Read more

Diabetes scams fool with quack cures 


From Press Reports 

Watch out for an email scam promoting medicine for diabetes or other common medical conditions. These messages claim that the products are endorsed by official organizations and offer amazing results, but it’s all a con, according to … Read more