Month: June 2013

911 calls

May 28

11:32 a.m., medical, Church Street; EMS, Mathiston FD respond.

11:50 a.m., tree down, Cadaretta Road; District 2 responds.

May 29

12:58 a.m., medical, Old Walthall Road; EMS responds.

2:28 a.m., breaking and entering, Westwood Drive; Eupora PD responds.… Read more

Grand jury issues report

From Staff Reports


Webster County grand jurors who were recalled last month have submitted a report of their investigations.

The grand jury, which was empaneled in January, was recalled May 21. After investigating 42 reported crimes and questioning 18 … Read more

Webster Cluster meets at Eupora FUMC

Dan Burchfield, right, presents a scholarship check to Marla Simmons. Also taking part in the presentation are Vickey Patterson, Mary Jane Simmons (Marla Simmons’ grandmother) and Alaysia Williams (Marla Simmons’ cousin).

By Terry Harpole

For the WPT


The regular meeting of the Webster Cluster of the United Methodist Churches was May 21 at Eupora First United Methodist Church.

The Rev. Trey Harper, host pastor, and members of Eupora Church welcomed … Read more

Local students among UMMC graduates

A record 681 physicians, dentists, nurses, allied health professionals and graduate students in the health sciences were awarded degrees during the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s 57th commencement May 24 at the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson.

University of Mississippi Chancellor … Read more

Supervisors discuss personnel matters

By Russell Hood

The Webster Progress-Times


The Webster County Board of Supervisors discussed personnel matters during an executive session Monday.

Supervisors spent nearly an hour in the executive session for personnel issues, meeting with five different people during that … Read more


Hulon Arthur Morgan

May 28, 2013

Services for Hulon Arthur Morgan, 84 of Maben, were May 31, 2013, at Welch Funeral Home Chapel in Starkville conducted by the Revs. Kerry Collins and Rev. Donnie Morgan. Burial was in Providence Methodist … Read more

EHS Class of 2013 has cherished memories

By Katie Bailey

EHS Senior

Class Reporter


The senior class of 2013 graduated May 17 from Eupora High School. The ceremony was moved inside to the school’s auditorium because of rain, but that did not stop us from getting … Read more

French Camp Academy club topic

By Russell Hood

The Webster Progress-Times


Eupora Rotary Club members learned about French Camp Academy at a previous meeting.

Stewart Edwards, president, and Lance Ragsdale, vice president of development, addressed Rotarians on May 21.

French Camp Academy, located beside … Read more


Tyler McCain and Brianna Haynes

Jimmy and Renne Haynes of Walthall announce the engagement of their daughter, Brianna Haynes, to Tyler McCain, son of Gregg and Lisa McCain of Tomnolen.

Miss Haynes is the granddaughter of Charles and Sherlene Stewart of Walthall and Jimmy and … Read more

Phelps ‘Biggest Loser’ winner

Phelps receives his prize money for losing the largest percentage of weight loss from Civic League President Betty Jeffcoats.

By Betty Jeffcoats

Civic League of Mathiston


The Civic League of Mathiston is pleased to announce our Biggest Loser winner, Tommy Phelps of Mathiston.

He is married to LeighAnn and they have two daughters, Carley and Candis, all of … Read more