An annual Holmes County tradition
expands focus for 2013
By Betsy Padgett
Holmes Co. Extension Service DirectorThe countdown is on and you can bet all kinds of preparations are being made for the Holmes County Livestock Show, set for Saturday, January 26.
Lambs, goats, and calves were selected in May and June, pigs in October and November, the judge finalized in October and now the barn is being cleaned and readied for the show....subscribers»
By Justin Purdy, EditorBudget issues have been a perennial concern in Durant for many years now.
Large businesses like GNC, the cabinet factory, and the old hospital once provided the city with high utility sales to accommodate city expenses, but while these businesses are largely gone, expenses have, prior to now, remained largely static or creeped up....subscribers»
Holmes County School District
By Justin PurdyThe Holmes County School District's been improving over the last several years.
That progress hasn't always been fast, or dramatic, but to be fair they started about five years ago in a very, very deep hole - one of the lowest-performing schools in the state, which is itself one of the lowest-performing states in the nation....subscribers»
Ident-A-Kid's child safety and identification program will be conducted at Central Holmes Christian School Jan. 16 starting at 8:30 a.m.
Ident-A-Kid provides parents with wallet-sized, laminated immediate response cards containing digital photos, digital fingerprints, physical descriptions and safety information for their children....subscribers»
Antywon Terry, 31, of Lexington was arrested Jan. 4 on charges of DUI 1st offense, No Proof of Insurance, No Driver's License, Bench Warrant for old fines and Escape. The Holmes County Sheriff's Office made the capture after receiving a Crime Stopper's tip....subscribers»
Winter revival services will convene at Guiding Light Church of God in Christ in Lexington Jan. 14-16 at 7:30 nightly.
The guest evangelist for the three-night revival is Elder Julius DeBerry of Jackson, Tenn....subscribers»