Month: July 2012

City hosts Dizzy Dean tourneys

From Staff Reports

Eupora hosted two Dizzy Dean tournaments beginning June 28 at Gary Park, with 16 teams participating.

One tournament was the 9-and-under boys South State and the other was the 10-and-under girls North State.

Winners of the girls … Read more

Man gets 30 years for manslaughter

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times

WALTHALL — A man has received a 30-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to a double shooting in Eupora that resulted in one death.

Gerry Bernard Robinson, 44, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and aggravated … Read more

Teen drowns in pond

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times

Authorities are investigating the apparent drowning of a teenager that occurred Monday afternoon in the Clarkson community.

Webster County Coroner Steve Wells identified the victim as Jason Modzelewski, 15, of Spring Valley Road in … Read more

Maben marks holidays with flags

By Terry Harpole For the WPT

MABEN — American flags are now being placed along Highway 15 in Maben in advance of all holidays.

The project of placing American flags in town had been a long wish of the Rev. … Read more


Brenda S. Nunn June 25, 2012 Services for Brenda S. Nunn, 63, of McCool were June 28, 2012, at Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church in McCool with the Revs. Fred Davenport, Greg Chamblee and Owen Gordon Jr. officiating. Burial was in … Read more

Maben Methodist Men’s group meets

By Terry Harpole For the WPT

The Maben Methodist Men’s group usually meets each fourth Sunday morning in the church fellowship hall.

However, the May 27 meeting was held at 5 p.m. at member Jim Scrivener’s home on Firetower Road, … Read more

Brown gives back to WOCHS science

For The WPT

Andrea Brown has always had a passion for learning. In 2007, Dr. Helen Kennard, former principal of West Oktibbeha County High School, recruited Brown to participate in an outreach component of a National Science Foundation Project involving … Read more

Church News

Pleasant Hill Pleasant Hill Church in Kilmichael will celebrate its 117th anniversary at 3 p.m. July 8. The theme will be “Having Done All, Stand!” The Rev. James Forrest, the messenger, and the Binford Chapel male choir will be special … Read more

Marriage license changes take effect

From Staff Reports

Deborah Hood Neal, circuit clerk for Webster County, announces that Senate Bill 2851 has changed some of the requirements for marriage licenses in Mississippi.

The bill, which went into effect July 1, includes these changes:

• Does … Read more

banjo man from Webster County

By Dan Henley

This is a story about a banjo man from Webster County.

My grandfather, Robert Marion Henley, was born Oct. 31, 1889, in Walthall. He got his banjo at age 9 and became a very good player.

His … Read more