Turn off the TV, turn on the talk in your family

Adrienne Mercer (center) of Louisville, Mississippi, assists her daughter, Millie Kate, in a salt-dough ornament project on Dec. 13, 2014. Family friend Anna Claire Quinn also enjoyed doing fun projects that can build important learning skills and relationships. (Submitted Photo)

By Amy Barefield
MSU School of Human Sciences

MISSISSIPPI STATE — The countdown to the holiday break has begun, and parents and caregivers looking to keep kids occupied and happy should focus on the basics.

Instead of turning to technology … Read more


Scarlett Rae Weaver

Scarlett Rae Weaver
Josh and Courtney Jo Weaver of Nanih Waiya are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Scarlett Rae Weaver.

Scarlett was born at Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian on December 13, 2014 at 4:20 a.m., … Read more

Pilot Club meeting hosts special guests

Tara Woodward with Santa Claus

Pilot  Club monthly Meeting was held on December 18, 2014.

The Anchor girls were in charge of the meeting with special guests attending, residents of the Hudspeth home and Governor Elect , Peggy Norman.  Bettie Glass read a special devotion … Read more

Topping the Tree

BETA Club and Girl Scout Troop 20012
The president of the Girl Scout Troop # 20012 and of the BETA Club, Montana Eichelberger tops the 12 foot Christmas tree at Dean Park with a huge gold ornament. (Photo courtesy of Elmetra Patterson)

Topping the tree at Dean Park

On Saturday, December 20, 2014, Girl Scout Troop #20012 of Winston County and the Louisville BETA Club met at Dean Park with the Friends of Dean Park, Inc. and decorated the 12 foot tree … Read more

New book showcases sculptor Samuel Gore


From Press & Staff Reports

“Blessed With Tired Hands” is the title of the new book by photographer Barbara Gauntt spotlighting extraordinary sculptor and painter Samuel Marshall Gore.

A beloved art professor for more than six decades at Mississippi College, … Read more

Truth Play

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With the success of the first performance on December 21, Dr. Melissa Davis in collaboration with Truth Church members will present an encore performance on Dec. 28. All are invited. The play is titled: … Read more

Holiday Rhythms: Pa Rum Pa Pum Pum

From Building Strong Families.

It was a cold winter day as my fiancé and I braved the dismal weather and faced the snow on a day road trip through the Rocky Mountains. It was a few weeks before Christmas, and … Read more