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On Friday, July 17, local teachers attended the Mississippi Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) RIDES training at Clyde Muse Center on the Hinds Community College campus in Pearl. The teachers participated in high-energy, hands-on training from National Board Certified trainers who … Read more

New pastor welcomed

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Mathiston Charge welcomed its new pastor, the Rev. Bunyan E. “Jeep” Pepper and his wife, Dorothy, with a “Meet the New Preacher” party Saturday afternoon at Mathiston United Methodist Church. … Read more

Old Fashioned Stump Rally held with 27 candidates

Boy Scout Troop 141 leads the crowd of 100 plus people in the Pledge of Allegiance.

By Amanda McBride/Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce

The Old Fashioned Stump Rally brought out 100 plus people to the Choctaw County Courthouse Lawn on Saturday, July 11. The Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce sponsored the event.

Local candidates came out … Read more

Mathiston’s Bench Mobb takes state title

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Members of the state-champion Mathiston Bench Mobb are (front row) Collin Morris, Hunter Smith, Cooper Stidham, Stetson Perkins, Hardy Fason, Tanner Mitchell, Banks Harrington, (middle row) Ethan Hillhouse, Jordan Gaskin, Logan Andrews and Bryce Bigham. Coaches are (back row) Darrell Fason, Jim Gaskin, Andrew Bigham, Chris Hillhouse and Corey Stidham.

By Robbie Faulk
Starkville Daily News

No matter the stature in sports, it’s always about the heart, determination and fundamentals.

Few communities exemplify that better than in Webster County and in Mathiston, where winning is all that they know.

It’s … Read more

Miller honored

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The United Methodist Women’s Razmus Circle of Mathiston United Methodist Church… Read more

Visit D.C.

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French Camp Mayor Glen Barlow and his wife Debbie Barlow treated Holt Barlow, their Grandson, to a birthday trip to Washington D.C..… Read more

Perkins guest speaker at Maben UMC

By Terry Harpole

On Sunday morning, in absence of pastor Scarlet Shepperd, Maben United Methodist Church had a guest speaker.

The speaker, Harpole Perkins, is the son of Eddie and Sheryl Perkins of Maben. He was not really a guest, … Read more

EMCC president embarks on listening tour

Huebner is greeted by Young in front of the F.R. Young Student Union on the Scooba campus of East Mississippi Community College. Huebner assumed the presidency of EMCC on July 1.

From Press Reports

Dr. Thomas Huebner is the new president of East Mississippi Community College. His immediate priority is simple: “Listen.”

Having inherited a strong college with nationally prominent programs from his predecessor, Dr. Rick Young of Eupora, Dr. Huebner … Read more

Preparation can calm 1st-time student jitters

First-time students can be anxious about starting school, but parents can use several strategies to relieve their children’s fears of the unknown.

By Susan Collins-Smith
MSU Ag Communications

Starting school is a milestone that can be marked by anxiety for first-time students and parents, but the right preparation can make the transition easier.

Beth Bell, a child and family agent with Mississippi … Read more