Month: August 2012

County sees rise in percentage of college graduates

By Bill Bishop and Roberto Gallardo

Webster County has experienced a brain gain in the last 40 years, joining the rest of the country in what has been a massive increase in the number of adults who have earned college … Read more

{news] Calendar of Events

Outwalk Obesity The Controllers Generation II 4-H Club in conjunction with Pleasant Hill U.M. Church and other area churches will host their “Outwalk Obesity” on Aug. 20. It will begin at Larry’s Restaurant at 6 p.m. and conclude at West … Read more

Maben Library displays school decor

By Dottie Dewberry For the WPT

MABEN — “School days, school days, dear old golden rule day, reading, ’riting, and ‘rithmetic, taught to the tune of a hickory stick.”

There was a time when school started in September and the … Read more

Good guys wear white hats, serve with a smile

By Dottie Dewberry For the WPT

MABEN — Back when I was a child, my family would take us to the “picture show” down at Artesia.

It would cost 15 cents to get in and a nickel for a bag … Read more

Banks racks up preseason awards

By Ruthie Robison The Webster Progress-Times

Former East Webster High School standout football player and Mississippi State defensive back Johnthan Banks has racked up a prolific amount of 2012 preseason honors.

Banks was added to the Bednarik Award Watch List, … Read more

Customers enjoy cool morning at market

By Jane Collins, Manager Maben Farmers’ Market

MABEN — A cool August morning sounds like a contradiction in terms, but that’s exactly what folks enjoyed last Saturday at the Maben Farmers’ Market.

Nellie Blade was busy selling chances on the … Read more

Fields to lead worship at Eupora FUMC

Special to the WPT

Maura McIntosh Fields thought she had faced the hardest challenges of her life a long time ago.

She had dealt with the sudden death of her first true love; she had survived a divorce as the … Read more

Time Capsules Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago: Aug. 19, 1937 Ellis Brothers Gin Bale at Mathiston Herbert and Hugh Ellis, champion 4-H Club boys of Webster County, were first to market at Mathiston with a bale of the 1937 cotton crop. They appeared at … Read more

Collision remains under investigation

From Staff Reports

A pickup and a semi-trailer truck collided about 3 p.m. Tuesday on U.S. 82 west of Eupora at the Highway 182/Whitt Road intersection.

The vehicles involved were a 2002 Dodge Dakota pickup driven by Jeremy Dixon, 34, … Read more

Rodeo returning to town

From Staff Reports

The second Justin Cooper Memorial Rodeo will be Aug. 17-18 behind the Webster County Career and Technology Center on Hall Road.

The rodeo, which begins at 8 each night, will feature world-renowned trick rider Kristy Lei Harris … Read more