Resolve to recycle your Christmas tree in 2015

Ben Carr of Ackerman, left, helps his brother Pete, cousin Max Hudson of Louisville and sister Carrie move their grandfather’s Christmas tree to the edge of his yard for wildlife cover on Jan. 7, 2015. (Photo by MSU Ag Communications/Kevin Hudson)

By Jessica Tegt
Wildlife Extension Professor Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture MSU

MISSISSIPPI STATE — According to the National Christmas Tree Association, American consumers purchase nearly 30 million real trees annually from one of more than 15,000 Christmas tree … Read more

Civil War – Prisoner exchanges resume

elmira prison camp

Submitted by C.J. Johnson

“More than 400,000 soldiers were captured over the course of the Civil War. In the first years of the conflict, equal numbers of captured troops were regularly exchanged for one another, helping to keep the total … Read more

A family home for the holidays – Part III

2015 Jan 14 Original barn still standing

Submitted by C.J. Johnson

According to the 1930 Federal census, Lucille was the only Gladney child still at home in 1930 when “The Great Depression” was in its early stages. With some empty bedrooms in the house, Sallie and Ross … Read more

FCE Honor Roll

French Camp Elementary School

Honor Roll – 2nd 9 Weeks

Superintendent’s List

1st Grade: Olivia Browning, Denaria Coleman, Harper Cummins, Knicholas Goins, Koleigh Griffin, Laura Brooke Myers, Bella Stanford

2nd Grade: Riley Arrowood, Kate Beard, Kami Beard, Kelsey Bridges, Dawson … Read more

MDOT launches winter weather website

From Press Reports

The Mississippi Department of Transportation has launched a new website focused on winter weather preparedness.

MDOT’s No. 1 priority is the safety of the traveling public. Winter is officially upon us, and that means the chance of … Read more

Heating safety can be difference between life, death

From Press Reports

The last fire death investigated by the State Fire Marshal’s office in 2014 occurred on New Year’s Eve, and the cause is suspected to be heating related.

With extreme cold temperatures forecasted for the state this week, … Read more