Scam alert issued from BancorpSouth

From press reports

BancorpSouth customers, as well as customers of other banks, are experiencing an increased level of fraudulent messages, often referred to as phishing.

These automated phone calls typically give the pretext of activating a debit card and ask … Read more

ECCC sports teams, players recognized for academic excellence

From press reports

Six athletic teams at East Central Community College in Decatur have been recognized for academic excellence by the National Junior College Athletic Association and 11 student-athletes qualified as NJCAA Academic All-Americans for 2011-12.

“We are very proud … Read more

Chancellor competes

Dale Chancellor recently competed in the National High School Rodeo Ass, State Finals in Hattiesburg.

He competed in team roping, tie down roping, and bull riding. At the end of the week long competition Dale won the average and also … Read more

Industrial Maintenance Program offered at ECCC

The East Central Community College Industrial Maintenance program uses the NCCER curriculum and is approved by Department of Labor as the academic side of an apprenticeship program.

What ECCC teaches is the first two levels of a four level program. … Read more

EMEPA warns members of potential scam

From press reports

East Mississippi Electric Power Association warns its members not to believe the scam claiming that federal government stimulus money will pay their power bills.

The scammers claim that a new federal program will pay a member’s power … Read more

Pushmataha sends Scouts to Philmont for camp

From press reports

CAMP SEMINOLE–Local Boy Scouts and their adult advisors, all members of the Pushmataha Area Council, departed Camp Seminole early Sunday morning for Philmont Scout Ranch in northern New Mexico for twelve days of hiking and low-impact camping … Read more

Local students win on National level of HOSA

From staff reports

Students from Winston County recently brought home awards from the 2012 HOSA National Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida.

Local students of Penny Wells’ Health Science class attended Health Occupational Student Association (HOSA)’s 35th Annual National Leadership Conference … Read more

BSF Marriage holds workshop held

Building Strong Families (BSF), a division of Family Centered Programs and the Starkville School District, is a 3-year grant-funded program created to strengthen the community by encouraging healthy, long-lasting marriages. BSF Marriage Education classes are taught in Oktibbeha, Winston and … Read more