Month: July 2012

Sales tax collections climb locally

The city of Eupora’s sales tax collections for May increased 2.4 percent over May 2011.

Overall sales tax collections totaled $36,301, according to the most recent data from the Mississippi Department of Revenue. This is up about $856 from the … Read more

Supervisors set HOME hearing, open bids

By Ruthie Robison The Webster Progress-Times

WALTHALL — During a recessed meeting Monday, Webster County officials were addressed by Terry Westmoreland of Boston Mutual Insurance, Deputy Casey Henderson, county Fire Coordinator/Emergency Management Director Barry Rushing and Housing Specialist Patsy Patterson … Read more

Library Friends enjoy writer’s program

By Fran Smith, Librarian Webster County Public Library

Tony Kinton was the guest speaker for the July 9 meeting of Friends of the Library at the Webster County Public Library.

He discussed his interest in history and its influence on … Read more

Webster Methodist Cluster meets at LUMC

From Press Reports

MABEN — The Webster Cluster of the Mississippi United Methodist Conference met June 19 at Lebanon United Methodist Church for its regular monthly meeting.

The cluster comprises Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, Saint Stephens UMC, Dumas Chapel, … Read more

Oliver plays in NEMCABB game

Casey Oliver, a May graduate of Eupora High School, was selected to play in the Northeast Mississippi Coaches Association for Better Baseball game in Corinth on May 26.

After the game, he received the Rusty Brown Memorial Award for being … Read more


Donald Lemar Ray July 2, 2012 Services for Donald Lemar Ray, 60, were July 12, 2012, at Weir United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jack Smith officiating. Burial was in Weir Cemetery.

He was born Sept. 23, 1951, in Kosciusko … Read more

Local boil-water alert issued

From Press, Staff Reports

The Mississippi State Department of Health has issued a boil-water alert for customers who receive their drinking water from the Savannah Water Association #1 water supply located in Webster County.

This affects about 1,482 customers. The … Read more

Trunk show tonight for local Miss Hospitality

Webster County’s Miss Hospitality, Karlee Stewart, will be presented in a trunk show at 6:30 p.m. today at the Depot in Eupora. All family, friends and members of the community are invited to attend.

In April of this year, Karlee … Read more

Education notes

Locals among MSU graduates Mississippi State University has released the graduation list for the 2012 spring term for Webster County. Honor graduates include all bachelor-degree candidates with exceptional scholastic averages and at least half the total required course hours earned … Read more

4-County urges members to beware of phone scam

From Press Reports

Electric cooperatives around the state, like 4-County Electric Power Association, are urging members to beware of an ongoing telephone scam.

Officials said there are variations of the scam, but all claim to have money from the federal … Read more