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…