Month: June 2013

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary.

Sometimes I’m asked, “How long have you been doing Vaughan’s Vocabulary?” Actually, it’s been about 20 years. I originally did Vaughan’s Vocabulary when I was a radio personality. I gave … Read more

NTEPA changeout


Josh Doss and Craig McCluskey of Natchez Trace Electric Power Association transfer three-phase power lines from a wood utility pole to a steel pole. They were working Wednesday morning at West Roane Avenue and North Dunn. NTEPA is replacing rotten Read more

School Board revises policy

From Staff Reports


Webster County School Board members approved revision of a district policy at a previous meeting.

They approved the revision to the “Promotion and Retention” policy at the request of Superintendent Jack Treloar, according to minutes of … Read more

Ansell Hawkeye rescinds layoff notices

From Press, Staff Reports


Ansell Hawkeye Inc. has announced the cancellation of the anticipated pending layoffs at its Eupora facility.

Ansell Hawkeye previously communicated to appropriate government authorities its plans to move forward with reducing production staffing levels beginning … Read more

Man faces questioning in area crimes


From Press, Staff Reports


A Webster County man wanted for questioning on multiple crimes in the state was picked up by Chickasaw County law enforcement Saturday afternoon.

John Curtis Williams, 27, was transported to Calhoun County, where he was … Read more

Burchfield elected mayor; Gary, alderman at-large


By Russell Hood

The Webster Progress-Times


Alderman-at-large Dan Burchfield is now Eupora’s mayor-elect after winning a three-man race in Tuesday’s general election.

The four-term alderman was elected mayor by garnering 295 votes (41.5 percent), according to complete but unofficial … Read more

New vendors at Farmers’ Market

For the WPT


The Maben Farmers’ Market welcomed three new vendors with unique products last week.

David and Linda Early of Clarkson community near Mathiston brought lots of potatoes freshly dug from their patch Friday. David says that potatoes … Read more

Emmerich Newspapers acquires Kosciusko Star-Herald

From press reports


Emmerich Newspapers has acquired the The Star-Herald in Kosciusko, Mississippi from Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc. Dirks, Van Essen & Murray, a newspaper merger and acquisition firm in Santa Fe, New Mexico, represented CNHI in the transaction.… Read more

NMMC-Eupora, foundation awards medical scholarships

From Press Reports


North Mississippi Medical Center-Eupora has awarded medical scholarships to Madison Smith and Drew Gray of Eupora High School, and Ashleigh McClellan of East Webster High School.

Smith is the seventh recipient of the $1,000 Harold H. … Read more

Honor rolls

Eupora Elementary School has released its Honor Roll for the fourth nine weeks:

A Honor Roll

First Grade: Tiana Desinay Bingham, Jacob Lane Carson, Lydia Joelle Conley, Anna Blaine Cummings, Andrew Conner Dabbs, Annelise Mae Davis, Kaitlyn Sue Edwards, Anna … Read more