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EMCC president embarks on listening tour

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…

Preparation can calm 1st-time student jitters

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…

Fulfill taste preferences in a balanced lunchbox

By Nathan Gregory MSU Ag Communications Packing a balanced school lunch that kids like requires one skill: observation. Brent Fountain, nutritionist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, recommended that parents recognize what their children like eating the most at…

Folks enjoy shopping, visiting at Farmers’ Market

By Jane Collins Maben Farmers’ Market Last Friday at the Maben Farmers’ Market William Shaw brought lots of homegrown red and green tomatoes and a cooler full of shelled lima and speckled butter beans. He was taking orders for other items that…

New clinic

Last week’s “Meet and Greet” at Louisville Medical Clinic was a success! Choctaw Regional Medical Center’s new clinic opened on June 8 and is open Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

In Our Community – 07/22/15

Gods love by Evangelist Francie Hemphill God love is like a field of red daylilies. It is beautiful to the one who beholds it. Thank you Heavenly Father for all of your blessings. I will forever praise your Holy name.…

Bryant authorizes arming National Guard facilities

From Press Reports Gov. Phil Bryant has issued an executive order authorizing the adjutant general of the Mississippi National Guard, Maj. Gen. Augustus L. Collins, to arm certain full-time military personnel at military facilities, including certain National Guard recruiting centers.…

A Guide to Writing Letters to the Editor

Writing Letters to the Editor Letters-to-the-editor are one of the best ways local activists can regularly participate in the governmental process, reaching a large audience for free. Politicians and local opinion leaders rely on such letters to get a read…

MDOT joins Summer Work Zone Awareness Week

From Press Reports Bright orange safety vests glint in the morning sunlight as roadside construction employees convoy equipment needed for the day’s scheduled work. The heavy machinery ambles along at a steady pace, and the workers use signals to communicate…