Category: News

Editorial Roundup – 03/16/2016

State can’t afford Reeves’ tax cuts Tate Reeves’ crystal ball must have a rosy tint to it. It certainly seems unrealistic and imprudent, based on Mississippi’s recent economic trends, for the lieutenant governor to be pushing this year for a…

Kick Butts Day: Empowering youth to educate others and take action

From press reports On March 16, 2016, Mississippi youth in Winston County will have the opportunity to participate in Kick Butts Day, a national day of activism encouraging youth to educate their peers and communities on the harmful effects of…

Dean Park summer hours return

The Dean Park Commissioners have notified the Winston County Board of Supervisors that they will be returning the opening and closing of Dean Park to its summer schedule. Beginning March 13, 2016, the park will open at 7:00 am in…

Jail Docket – 03/16/2016

Feb. 19 Eddie Watkins, 3/3/56, WM, W-4 Robinson, WSO, simple assault, simple assault on police officer Brandy Collins, 5/27/92, WF, I-33 MDOC, violation Cindy Crawley, 8/9/59, WF, W-2 McCool, WSO, Roger Jack, Jr., 4/7/79, WM, W-7 McCool, WSO, family disturbance

Lady Bulldogs set to host NCAA action

From school reports STARKVILLE, Miss. – Mississippi State will be “Dancing” in Starkville. The Bulldogs earned a No. 5 seed for the second-straight season and were selected to host the NCAA Tournament First and Second Rounds at Humphrey Coliseum for…

Unemployment rate drops

This is the latest information announced today by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security. In January 2016 Mississippi’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 6.7 percent, a decrease of one-tenth of a percentage point from the December 2015 rate of…

House passes budget bills with spending limits

By Rep. Michael T. Evans, Dist.45 Last week,  we began looking at budget bills, voting on spending and revenue measures.  We weren’t always happy with the proposals before us, and many of my colleagues and I were surprised at the…

Sports Schedules – 03/16/2016

THUR, MARCH 17 Prep Baseball 5:30 p.m. — Choctaw County at Louisville Fast-Pitch Softball 3:30 p.m. — East Webster at Pontotoc

Representative Hood gives an update on latest on House

This week, members of the House turned their focus toward budget matters, with both the Appropriations and Ways and Means committees very active. The Appropriations committee deals with spending the state’s money and is charged with designing the Fiscal Year…