Month: August 2012


Mark Bain Jackson Aug. 11, 2012 A memorial service for Mark Bain Jackson, 45, was Aug. 18, 2012, at Morgan Chapel Baptist Church near Sturgis with the Revs. Randall Jackson, Gary Jackson and Gary Roberson officiating.

He was born Sept. … Read more

City sales tax collections drop

The city of Eupora’s sales tax collections for June dropped about 15 percent from June 2011 while Mathiston’s collections were up slightly.

Overall sales tax collections in Eupora totaled $36,646, according to the most recent data from the Mississippi Department … Read more

Rotarians learn about recycling program

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times

The owner of an area recycling center says he would like to see recycling started in this community.

Speaking to the Eupora Rotary Club on Aug. 21, Stan Shurden of Starkville Recycling recommended finding … Read more

By Fran Smith, Librarian Webster County Public Library

“Wild about Books” was the theme of the first Story Time for the school year at Webster County Library.

Before the story, seven children sang and moved to a song “to get … Read more

Shirt sale benefits Civic League

From Press Reports

The Civic League of Mathiston is conducting a T-shirt sale fund-raiser.

The shirt will be royal blue and the design located on the back of the shirt is lime green, yellow and orange. Sizes available are youth … Read more

Arrowhead hunt turns into bottle find

By Terry Harpole

MABEN — Dee Lewis, from Tupelo and Maben, will be found many days while in Maben searching for hours in area creeks for Indian arrowheads.

Dee, 33, the son of Rufus Edward Lewis, searches for arrowheads while … Read more

‘5th Quarters @ The Shed’ start Friday

From Eupora FUMC

The Eupora First United Methodist Church youth are gearing up for another year of fun during football season with “5th Quarters @ The Shed.”

Following every Eupora High School home game, the youth of the community are … Read more

Calendar of Events

Tailgating at EHS Eupora High School will open its campus Friday night at 6 for tailgating and fun.

Bring a tent, chairs and your favorite “finger food,” and tailgate before the game. Come join us as we cheer on our … Read more

Time Capsules Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago: Aug. 26, 1937 Big Black News:

Mr. and Mrs. Dempsey Ferguson spent Sunday with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. P.L. Ferguson.

Little Sam Edd and Calvin Vails spent the weekend with their grandmother, Mrs. R.B. Strickland.

Mr. … Read more

Tupelo hospital, clinics earn national honor

From Press, Staff Reports

North Mississippi Medical Center and North Mississippi Medical Clinics have been recognized by the federal government and the Mississippi Regional Extension Center as members of the Meaningful Use Vanguard.

This is an exclusive group of health … Read more