Month: July 2013

Mayor, aldermen take oaths of office

Loper, Burchfield, Gary, Shaw, Rumore, Gibson and Gibbs.

By Russell Hood

The Webster Progress-Times


Mayor Dan Burchfield and Eupora Board of Aldermen members were sworn into office Monday afternoon at the Community Center.

Aldermen taking the oath of office were Jerry Gary, at-large; Junior Shaw, Ward 1; … Read more

PN graduates


Webster County residents Kinsey Henderson, Chad Tedder and Donna Callahan graduated from the Practical Nursing Program at the Grenada Center of Holmes Community College on June 27.

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Mathiston Officials taking oath of office


On July 2, 2013 the Mathiston Elected Officials were sworn in by Judge Jerry Jones.

Pictured from left to right are: Chief Roger Miller, Alderman Lavelle McAlpin, Alderman Earl Frost, Mayor Jimmy Carden, Alderman Jeff Haney, Alderman Matthew Carden, Alderman … Read more

NMMC-Eupora welcomes students

Henderson and Sanders

From Press Reports


North Mississippi Medical Center-Eupora welcomed Holmes Community College student Kinsey Henderson and East Mississippi Community College student Terasa Sanders as they finish out their course of study by completing a preceptorship.

Students are required to work … Read more

Thunderstorm leaves wind damage

Cheryl Wells surveys damage at the home of her mother-in-law, Allene Wells of 3427 MS Hwy. 9. A large oak tree was uprooted, grazing her house, and at least two others trees in her yard were broken. She was not home at the time.

From Staff, Press Reports


A severe thunderstorm caused wind damage and power outages north of Eupora Friday evening. No injuries were reported.

The Eupora Fire Department responded to a tree on a residence with downed power lines on Mississippi … Read more

County jobless rate up

From Staff, Press Reports


The unemployment rate in Webster County was 12.8 percent in May, up 1.2 percentage points.

May’s jobless rate also remained above the 11.4 percent recorded last year at this time. The unemployment rate was 11.6 … Read more

UMW honors Curry for service

For the WPT


Mathiston United Methodist Church is pastored by the Revs. Franklin Lowe and Roger Miller. Both have high praise for Susan Curry and the work she does to support the church. A presentation June 30 surprised Curry, … Read more

Final Reading Program a treasure

By Librarian Fran Smith

Webster County Public Library


The final Summer Reading Program at Webster County Public Library on June 25 was a treasure.

Dressed as the pirate, Capt. Jack Sparrow, Ms. Bonnie read “Do Pirates Take A Bath?” … Read more

Freedom celebration

The Webster County Baptist Association Choir and Orchestra performs patriotic songs during the first-ever Freedom Celebration at First Baptist Church of Mathiston. The June 30 event featured choir and orchestra members from churches through the county. The celebration was under … Read more

Trip to Omaha provides family time for Webster County man

By Austin Bishop

The Webster Progress Times


Brad Mitchell had always dreamed of going to the College World Series in Omaha.

That dream came true for him and four generations of his family last month as he, his son, … Read more