The Mississippi Department of Education released the results of the fall 2019 assessment of kindergarten readiness on Nov 12.
Following annual trends, the percentage of students scoring kindergarten-ready is 36.6% in 2019, compared to 36.1% in 2018, 36.9% in 2017 and 36.4% in 2016.
The Mississippi Department of Education has released the most recent school- and district-level chronic absence data, which shows that 18.48% of Webster County students were absent 10% or more of the 2018-19 school year.
Firefighters from across the state honored their own at the Mississippi Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service, including the late Todd Lanthrip of Mathiston.
The service was held the morning of Oct. 8 on the campus of the Mississippi State Fire Academy in Pearl.
At the request and advice of the Mississippi Forestry Commission, Gov. Phil Bryant signed a proclamation initiating a statewide burn ban, effective Oct. 2. The burn ban will remain in place until further notice.
Ben Hubbard, director of development and outreach for the Mississippi Coding Academies, was guest speaker at the Sept. 10 meeting of the Eupora Rotary Club.
MCA trains young adults to become entry-level software/information technology professionals via a no-cost simulated workplace program dubbed “The Mississippi Model.”
A McCool man pleaded guilty last week to a charge stemming from the death of Bethany Marie White.
Richard Perry Ford Jr. pleaded guilty Sept. 9 in Attala County Circuit Court to leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death, according to Kosciusko’s Star-Herald.
A former Eupora resident died in an officer-involved shooting after a high-speed chase this weekend along Highway 49 in Florence.
Sheriff Bryan Bailey of Rankin County said Saturday’s car chase started with a call about a man driving an unauthorized vehicle; deputies went to the suspect’s home to question him.