Editorial roundup

Debating a hospital sale If news reports are accurate, a majority of the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors are about the only leaders who think the county should sell Starkville’s public hospital. The OCH Regional Medical Center’s board of trustees…

Letter to editor

An Issue for Our State I’m writing this piece to weigh in on an opinion piece that appeared in the Issues and Ideas section of this paper on May 10th, 2017. Responding to the piece entitled: Another Secret Presidential Search.…

Obituaries

George W. Yarbrough Sr. May 11. 2017 George W. Yarbrough Sr. was born on May 1st, 1957 to the late West and Clara Yarbrough. He married Linda Gladney and they were had a son, George Jr. George Sr. is survived…

MSU offers free online cyberbullying training

By Susan Collins-Smith MSU-EXT-AgCommNews Educators planning for next year can participate in a free, online train-the-trainer course that will help them teach children and adults how to recognize and combat cyberbullying. The Mississippi State University Extension Service partnered with the…

Man shot after attempting to steal pistol

From press reports On May 11, Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of a man being shot south of Franklinton.  When deputies arrived in the area, they discovered the gunshot victim lying on the side of Highway…