McCrory projected unofficial winner of Lexington mayoral race

By Matthew Breazeale With absentee ballots still being counted as of 2:30 p.m., Lexington election commissioners unofficially project candidate Robin McCrory as mayor-elect with 406 tallied votes so far. Trailing her is incumbent Mayor Clint Cobbins with 230 votes and mayoral candidate Doris Alexander with 34 votes. Unofficial opposed aldermen races are as followed: Alderman-at-Large:…

Trump wins presidency, Clinton takes county

Staff Reports Holmes County voters exercised their constitutional right to vote on Election Day in the Democratic and Republican General Election. Republican nominee Donald Trump won the U.S. presidency with Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton bagging 82 percent of the votes in the county. The total number of votes for president/vice president in Holmes County was…

Bulldogs lose slugfest with East Miss. Lions, 63-49

­HCC Communications The No. 16 Holmes Community College Bulldogs came up short in the slugfest with No. 5 East Mississippi Community College here Thursday night, October 6,  63-­49. With the loss, the Bulldogs move to 4­2 overall and 2­2 in the North Division. Holmes hosts Copiah­-Lincoln Thursday, October 13, at 6:30 p.m. Listen live on…

Burn ban in place for county “until further notice”

Staff Report Do to extreme drought conditions for most of North Mississippi, the MS Forestry Commission has made a recommendation to the Holmes County Board of Supervisors to issue a burn ban for Holmes County. This ban will start October 6, 2016 and run “until further notice.” Due to the exceptional drought and the Energy…

County on the verge of being “smoke free”

Staff Reports On Tuesday, June 28, during the Mississippi Municipal League Conference, the Mississippi State Department of Health’s Office of Tobacco Control (OTC) and Smokefree Mississppi were recognized as first in the nation for passing the most smoke-free air ordinances. The OTC and Smokefree Mississippi also recognized the 18 Mississippi cities that recently passed smoke-free…

Scoring improves on state tests from Holmes’ elementary students

By Matthew Breazeale The Mississippi Department of Education has released findings for two state assessment on elementary school students in as many months. The third grade reading test results, released in May for Holmes County School District, show a passing rate of 66.2% out of 284 test takers from all four district elementary schools, Goodman-Pickens,…

Progress made on county MDOT improvement projects

The Mississippi Department of Transportation has announced a progress update on maintenance and safety improvement projects in District 3. “The projects are ongoing in Holmes, Warren, Washington and Yazoo Counties,” said Transportation Commissioner Dick Hall. “These important projects are necessary to improve safety for the traveling public and maintain our current roadways.” MDOT is currently…

Competition heats up at 4-H cooking contest

By Betsy Padgett Holmes Co. Ext./4-H Agent Montgomery County Extension hosted the North State 4-H Cookout Contest, on Tuesday, June 28, in Winona at the coliseum. Holmes County 4-H competed with nine youth in the Pork and Beef Divisions. The Pork Division was divided in to two age groups – Junior and Senior. Each child…