Month: April 2013

Retired educators hear healthcare program

By Sandra Dalton

The local Retired Education Personnel of Mississippi met April 2 in
the Mathiston Public Library.

Representatives attending the state meeting in Jackson in March gave
an updated report on issues discussed.

Suggestions were then made as to … Read more

Sports notebook

Ole Miss rewards
Kennedy with
new contract
OXFORD — On the heels of an NCAA Tournament appearance and SEC
Tournament Championship, Ole Miss head basketball coach Andy
Kennedy’s contract has been extended to run through 2017, Athletics
Director Ross Bjork … Read more

Friends speaker discusses genealogy

By Fran Smith
Webster County
Branch Librarian

Genealogy was the topic of conversation at the April monthly meeting
of Webster County Friends of the Library. After a business meeting,
Judy Shumpert introduced the speaker, Sheila Fondren.

Sheila told the audience … Read more

Storytimes feature Pete the Cat

By Fran Smith
Webster County
Branch Librarian

A new series of books is available for children at the Webster County
Public Library in Eupora. The main character of this series is Pete
the Cat. Ms. Bonnie read two of the … Read more

Time Capsules Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago:
April 21, 1938
Missouri Eggs are Best
Missouri eggs usually quoted on the market are from two to four cents
per dozen higher than Mississippi eggs. One of the large buyers of
eggs at a central market … Read more

Sheriff’s office seeks public’s help to solve break-ins

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

Webster County has been hit with a string of break-ins in the
Cadaretta and Springhill area, and authorities are calling on the
public to help solve them.

Sheriff Tim Mitchell said at least five … Read more

City of Eupora, industry enter into option agreement

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

The city and an unnamed industry have entered into an option
agreement, according to records of an unannounced closed-session
meeting of the Eupora Board of Aldermen.

The action came after aldermen met in executive … Read more

Webster prepares to e-file Chancery Court records

From Press Reports

Grenada County Chancery Court is the most recent of eight counties
using electronic filing of court records. E-filing became mandatory
on March 18 in Grenada County Chancery Court.

Chancery Courts in Lowndes and Webster counties and the … Read more

Woman faces 3 kidnapping charges

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

A young Mathiston woman under indictment for armed robbery was
arrested last week after authorities say she held a family at
gunpoint and led officers on a high-speed chase.

The woman charged with the … Read more


Jerry D. Ferguson Sr.
April 7, 2013
Services for Jerry D. Ferguson Sr. were April 10, 2013, at Morgan
Chapel Baptist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery.
He was born April 14, 1944, to the late Rufus and Myrtle … Read more