Month: April 2017

State Fire Marshal’s Office Provides Over 300 Smoke Alarms in Partnership with Vision 20/20

In a continuing effort to help lower fire deaths, the Mississippi State Fire Marshal’s office, in partnership with the Vision 20/20 project, will be distributing over 300 smoke alarms to fire departments in Oktibbeha County and the cities of Brandon…

National study shows ECCC graduates rank high in Economic Mobility

A new national study on how colleges shape students’ prospects of upward economic mobility indicates that graduates of East Central Community College in Decatur are getting a high return on their tuition investment over their lifetimes. The study, “Mobility Report…

EMCC play features local students

From Press Reports East Mississippi Community College will present the performance of “Interference,” a play by theater instructor Don R. Vaughan on Friday and Saturday in the Lyceum auditorium on the Golden Triangle campus in Mayhew. Curtain time is at…

Louisville Utilities and police warn of utility phone scam

Louisville Utilities is warning their customers about a new phone scam making the rounds in Winston County. If you get a call demanding payment for your electric bill or your services will be disconnected, the call is a scam. According…

Letter to the editor

Concerns about National violence Last week when I saw the video of the two cops (white) kicking and stomping a young man (Black) in Gwinnett County. Georgia, three thoughts came to mind. First: Why is it that cops everywhere do…

Editorial roundup

GOP leaders have become cliquish Two weeks since the end of the 2017 regular legislative session, there’s still no word on when Mississippi lawmakers will be called back to Jackson to handle at least a couple bits of unfinished business.…

Legislators complete last day of the 2017 legislative session

Legislators completed the last day of the 2017 legislative session on Wednesday, March 29, after working through the weekend to finalize the state budget. Several pieces of notable legislation were passed this session covering topics ranging from campaign finance reform…

Obituaries

Tremayne House Funeral services for Tremayne House, 36, were held at 2 p.m., April 15 at Bethany Presbyterian Church in Louisville. Rev. Cedric Wooten officiated. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Mr. House was a laborer and member of Bethany…

ECCC CAC to offer Manufacturing Safety class

The East Central Community College Workforce Development Center will offer a course in Manufacturing Safety beginning Saturday, April 22, 2017, at the Career Advancement Center in Louisville. The cost is $25 per person and the class meets from 7:30 a.m.…