Monthly Archives: January 2013

County offices relocate after Courthouse fire

By Ruthie Robison The Webster Progress-Times After reviewing different options, the Board of Supervisors has decided to relocate all courthouse offices to the Webster County Office Building in Eupora. The predawn fire that gutted the courthouse in Walthall on Jan.…

Huffman assumes role on ASHE Board

From Press Reports Robert Huffman of Mathiston, director of Facility Management at North Mississippi Medical Center-West Point, has been appointed as Region 4 representative for the American Society of Healthcare Engineers board of directors. Huffman will serve through Dec. 31,…

The subject was roses for Garden Club

Patsy Freeman pfreemanwcj@gmail.com Winston County Journal Composer  662.773.6241 By Dottie Dewberry For the WPT “I don’t know whether nice people tend to grow roses or growing roses makes people nice.” ~ Roland A. Browne Despite the freezing rain, the cold…

Webster County Courthouse burns

Webster County Courthouse burns By Ruthie Robison The Webster Progress-Times WALTHALL — An early-morning fire Thursday gutted and destroyed most of the historic Webster County Courthouse. Around 2:30 a.m. the Walthall Volunteer Fire Department, with the Eupora Volunteer Fire Department…

Webster County historic courthouse burns

By Ruthie Robison The Webster Progress Times An early morning fire gutted and destroyed most of the historic Webster County Courthouse. Around 2:30 a.m. the Walthall Volunteer Fire Department with Eupora Volunteer Fire Department backing up responded to an alert,…

Aldermen approve employee pay raises

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Eupora leaders have approved pay raises for city employees upon the recommendation of Mayor Tommy Lott. When the Board of Aldermen adopted the budget for this fiscal year on Sept. 13, it did so…

Police make drug arrest

From Staff Reports A weekend traffic stop in the city resulted in a felony drug arrest, according to the Eupora Police Department. Police Chief Gregg Hunter said Officer Tayler Hitt stopped a vehicle about 6:30 p.m. Sunday on West Roane…

Vandals spray-paint graffiti at EHS

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Police are investigating the spray-painting of graffiti that included profanity and at least one threatening message on the Eupora High School campus. The vandalism was discovered and reported to the Eupora Police Department about…

Emergency declaration includes county

From Press, Staff Reports Gov. Phil Bryant declared a state of emergency Monday for Webster and other counties impacted by freezing rain, flooding and severe weather. Nearly 60 Mississippi counties reported effects from the storms, including Webster, where schools were…