Community Foundation lends a hand

{paypalaccess}Read more{/paypalaccess} The Youth Financial Literacy Program in Quitman, Coahoma, Tallahatchie, Tunica and Panola counties will receive a boost through the recent grant to the Quitman County Development Organization by the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi.  The $20,000 grant will assist QCDO in expanding its Quitman County program and continue the work in afterschool settings  […]

Cookin with The Columns: A great breakfast or supper dish

Every year at Christmas time we have a little get-together that we call “Breakfast for Supper” where we invite our neighbors and co-workers to come to The Columns and we cook breakfast for everybody–at suppertime.  That’s always been one of my favorite things about Christmas since we moved to Tunica.  We started out just inviting […]

Southern Gardening: Consider these garden resolutions

The brand-new year is the perfect time to make gardening resolutions.My job at Mississippi State University’s Coastal Research and Extension Center in Biloxi gives me the opportunity to answer a lot of questions and solve many garden problems. Based on this experience, here’s my list of resolutions Mississippi gardeners can make to be more successful […]

Fred Swan

Services for Fred Swan, 72, of Tunica were held on Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010 at 1 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Chas Williams officiated. Burial followed at Longtown Cemetery.Mr. Swan died Tuesday, Dec. 21 at his home. {paypalaccess}Read more{/paypalaccess} He is survived by his wife, Joanne Swan of Tunica; a son,  Carl Edward […]

Flu cases now widespread in state

The Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting widespread flu activity throughout the state.Flu activity is monitored through the Influenza-like Illness (ILI) Sentinel Surveillance System, made up of healthcare providers in Mississippi such as family practice clinics, student health centers, pediatricians, primary care physicians, and hospital emergency departments that report the percentage of patients with […]

Ag commodities post record values

Mississippi farmers are finding out not only what a difference a year makes, but also what a difference a decade makes.Agricultural economists with Mississippi State University’s Extension Service predict a record $6.9 billion production value for the state’s farm enterprises. The figure represents a 19 percent increase, or $1.09 billion, from 2009’s disastrous bottom line. […]