Monthly Archives: June 2012

Executed child killer hid in Eupora

Compiled from Press, File Reports A convicted murderer executed earlier this month hid out in Eupora after killing four children 20-plus years ago in Leflore County. Henry “Curtis” Jackson Jr., 47, was sentenced to death in September 1991 for the…

School Board approves staff

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Webster County School District board members have approved classified and certified staff for the upcoming school year. They did so June 5, according to minutes of that meeting. The board first approved classified staff…

Knight named principal

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Laci Knight has been named the new principal of her alma mater, Eupora High School. The Webster County School Board approved her hiring June 5 and she begins the new job July 1. She…

‘WeCAN’ empowers parents of special-needs children

By Ruthie Robison The Webster Progress-Times The Webster County Action Network, “WeCAN,” meets for the first time Tuesday, June 26, at the Mathiston Public Library from 6-7:30 p.m. The newly established advocacy and educational organization provides a setting for parents…

EES Regional Science Fair winners

From School Reports Students from Eupora Elementary School participated in the Regional Science Fair at Mississippi State University on April 13. Fourteen students representing EES received awards. All students who attended the Regional Science Fair from EES are to be…

NMMC-Eupora hosts Volunteer Luncheon

From NMMC-Eupora North Mississippi Medical Center-Eupora hosted a Volunteer Luncheon on April 18. This luncheon was held in honor of our hospital and LTC volunteers in appreciation of all of their contributions to the facility, patients and residents. The group…

Obituaries

Herbert Alexander Blanton June 15, 2012 Services for Herbert Alexander Blanton, 90, of Jackson were June 17, 2012, at Enon Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Ackerman with the Rev. Jerry Lawson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. He was born…

4-County members convene for annual meeting

From Press Reports Members of 4-County Electric Power Association elected three directors, learned about the value of electricity and had the opportunity to ride in a hot air balloon at the association’s annual membership meeting June 14 at East Mississippi…

Barbecue benefits MVFD

By Terry Harpole For the WPT MABEN — The Maben Volunteer Fire Department had a fundraising barbecue May 5 on the old lot on Highway 15 that was once the location of Tenhet Real Estate and a car lot. Firemen…

Burns elected Chancery Conference vice-chair

From Press Reports Chancellor Kenneth M. Burns of Okolona was elected vice-chair of the Conference of Chancery Judges on April 26 during the Trial and Appellate Judges Conference in Jackson. Other conference officers are Chancellor Cynthia Brewer of Madison County,…