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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

Fulfill taste preferences in a balanced lunchbox

Each of the five major food groups should be represented in a child’s school lunch box, but taking stock of what a child likes eating the most at home can help parents pack a lunch that meets both nutrition needs and preferences (Photo by iStock)

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 … Read more

Folks enjoy shopping, visiting at Farmers’ Market

Ben, Peyton and Carter Flora show off melons grown by their grandfather Henry Flora (second from l.) in Mathiston.

By Jane Collins
Maben Farmers’ Market

Last Friday at the Maben Farmers’ Market William Shaw brought lots of homegrown red and

William Shaw’s cooler full of shelled lima and speckled butter beans

William Shaw’s cooler full of shelled lima and speckled butter beans

green tomatoes and a cooler full of shelled … Read more

New clinic

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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. … Read more