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DPS Driver Service Bureau announces new appointment system

By FROM PRESS REPORTS,

JACKSON, MS – the Mississippi Department of Public Safety’s Driver Service Bureau (DSB) announces a new online appointment system called Wait Anywhere that is available as a pilot program in six driver service offices across the state: Nesbit, Tupelo, Jackson, Pearl, Hattiesburg and Gautier.  The goal is to establish this new appointment system






Ribbon cutting slated for Weir Library Branch

By BY PRESS REPORTS,

The Choctaw County Library System Board of Trustees and the Town of Weir are proud to announce the Grand (Re) Opening of the Weir Library Branch! To help them celebrate the Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce has planned a Ribbon Cutting for Monday, September 23rd at 3:30pm.

Join us to officially “re-open” the Weir Library Branch.



‘The Way to Go’

By SUBMITTED,

Eupora Elementary School fourth-graders thank these local businesses for helping them learn about character education through the book “The Way to Go”: Bank of Kilmichael, Dabbs Pharmacy and Gifts, Hilton Garden Inn in Starkville, In Motion Orthotics, Hometown Physical Therapy, Southern Sawdust, State Farm and Wise-Reed Funeral Home.


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Toddler dies after accidental drowning

By BY RUSSELL HOOD THE WEBSTER PROGRESS-TIMES,

A toddler who was found unresponsive in a family swimming pool in Eupora last week later died, according to local authorities.

The apparent accidental drowning on West Gould Avenue was reported to the 911 Center at 5:43 p.m. Sept. 1. Webster County Coroner Steve Wells identified the victim as 3-year-old Harli Grace Young.


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Eleven Mississippi Educators Join New Class of Principal Corps K-12 leadership program fast-tracks teachers into leadership roles

By BY ANDREW M. ABERNATHY,

OXFORD, Miss. – Eleven Mississippi educators make up the 11th cohort of the Principal Corps, a highly competitive and intensive K-12 educational leadership program offered by the University of Mississippi.




Presley Touts Increase in Utility Contracts through Hire Mississippi Program

By SUBMITTED,

Jackson, Mississippi (July 17, 2019) – Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley announced today that in the first year of implementation of the PSC’s Hire Mississippi Rule, in-state utility construction contract to Mississippi-based companies has risen by 12.6 percent, representing millions spent with Mississippi-based businesses.






Supervisors discuss outstanding justice court fines

By BY MIKE ROBERTSON CHOCTAW PLAINDEALER,

During their first meeting of 2019, on Monday, January 7, the Choctaw County Board of Supervisors discussed the Justice Court aging report.

The Justice Court is required by law to provide this report to the Board twice a year. The report showed that Choctaw County has $775K dollars in outstanding fines.


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Eupora Man Sentenced to Prison for Possessing and Discharging a Weapon at Eupora High School

By SUBMITTED,

OXFORD – A Eupora man has been sentenced to nearly six years in federal prison for his

illegal possession and discharge of a weapon on the campus of Eupora High School in March of

2018. Nathaniel Cole Breazeale, 20, was sentenced Monday afternoon by Chief U.S. District











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