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Bio of Mathiston’s Clegg nears release

Hugh Clegg

For the Progress-Times

A biography of Mathiston native Hugh Clegg will be released in June, according to the University Press of Mississippi.

The biography, “Troutmouth: The Two Careers of Hugh Clegg,” was written by retired University of Mississippi professor Ronald … Read more

Battle memory trouble with routines, activity

May is Older Americans Month…

By Bonnie Coblentz
MSU Ag Communications

STARKVILLE, Miss. — Many jokes are made about memory loss and aging, but finding ways to combat this inevitable mental decline is no laughing matter.

Experts say time is … Read more

Forward thinking helps navigate legal waters

By Nathan Gregory
MSU Ag Communications

STARKVILLE, Miss. — Older Americans, along with their caregivers and families, can better navigate legal and financial waters related to aging by making appropriate plans, protecting their identities and being aware of scams.

Creating … Read more

Vaughan’s Vocabulary – 05/27/15

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

A first squirrel hunt and a last squirrel hunt

By Roy Hawkins

Nothing, absolutely nothing seemed right. I left home to squirrel hunt, but when I arrived at our club, the grass was too high, the fear of snakes too real, the trees too green, the weather too warm, … Read more

Focus Manor in Winston continues to seek applicants

Submitted

Focus Manor, a residential facility, continues to seek physically handicapped applicants as residents in this 14 large one bedroom apartments. The facility is scheduled to open on June 1, 2015. Applicants are not confined to Winston County. They can … Read more

HCC releases President’s/Dean’s Lists

From press reports

Academic and technical students with exemplary quality point averages are recognized at the end of the fall and spring semesters by being named to the President’s or Dean’s list. To be eligible for such recognition a student … Read more

Civil War – Amnesty, pardons, and reconstruction

Submitted by C.J. Johnson

The second half of May 1865 was full of events related to amnesty for Southerners and the beginning of Reconstruction of the Union.

On May 14, President Andrew Johnson issued a proclamation which granted a conditional … Read more

Sutphin, former Wood college president, dies

From Staff & Press Reports

A memorial service was held Sunday afternoon on the campus of the former Wood College in Mathiston for Dr. Felix Sutphin, who served as its president for 30 years.

Sutphin, of Union, died May 18 … Read more