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Extension helps shelters become child friendly

Four-year-old Mairah Haynes enjoys activities provided by Shandra Hurd, a Mississippi State University Extension Service staff member with the Mississippi Child Care Resource and Referral Network, on May 1, 2014. Haynes and her family relocated to the American Red Cross Shelter at First Baptist Church in Louisville, Mississippi, following the April 28 tornado. (Photo by MSU Ag Communications/Linda Breazeale)    

By Linda Breazeale
MSU Ag Communications

LOUISVILLE – Long before the dark clouds rolled across the state on April 28, the Mississippi State University Extension Service had been prepared to provide a silver lining for children displaced by disaster.
Louise … Read more

Deadly tornado destroys home of CCHS baseball coach

By Austin Bishop
The Choctaw Plaindealer

Andy Young is the first to admit he didn’t initially take the early warnings of a storm headed toward Winston County seriously.
As soon as Choctaw County High School let out early last Monday … Read more

American Red Cross disaster relief enters second week

Neighbors helping neighbors

From press reports

Over 300 Red Cross workers are providing shelter, emotional support, meals and relief supplies to people impacted by the storm that devastated parts of Mississippi last week.
The Red Cross has delivered over 37,000 meals and snacks … Read more

ECCC’s Allen elected PTK Regional President

Allen

East Central Community College freshman Zachary Allen of Louisville was elected President of the Mississippi/Louisiana Region of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society of the two-year college.
Elections were held during the group’s annual convention held March 21-23 at … Read more

ECCC Graduation scheduled May 10 at Neshoba Coliseum

More than 450 graduates are scheduled to receive diplomas Saturday, May 10, 2014, when East Central Community College holds its 85th Commencement beginning at 11 a.m. in the Neshoba County Coliseum in Philadelphia. Graduates participating in the program include (from left) Clint Walker of Newton, who will present the musical selection “Go Light Your World;” Chelsea Campbell of Forest, who will give the benediction; Matthew Evans of Forest, invocation; and Mary Margaret Bailey of Philadelphia, commencement speaker. (EC Photo)

More than 450 graduates are scheduled to receive diplomas Saturday, May 10, 2014, when East Central Community College holds its 85th Commencement beginning at 11 a.m. in the Neshoba County Coliseum in Philadelphia.
Included in the total are those who … Read more

Debris guidance offered to residents

debris removal guidelines

debris removal guidelines

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) is working with officials and residents across the state to assist with storm damage and to provide guidance on the proper management of debris resulting from recent tornadoes.
“At this point we are … Read more

President declares disaster for Mississippi  

The Congressional delegation for Mississippi surveys the damage at the hospital and encouraged the President to declare Winston County a federal disaster.

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Mississippi and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area … Read more