Month: August 2013

Beat versus unit system of government: How effective is either

Recently, I had discussed the Unit versus Beat System setup of government for the counties in Mississippi with a reader of the newspaper. Both have their merits and demerits. Efficiency in government is hard to build no matter the system.…

Main Street Forest Products reaches out

By Terry Harpole For the WPT   MABEN — Some people have said, “Out of any small town can come something good,” and the small town of Maben is no exception to this. More than 20 years ago, Maben Manufacturing,…

Sports Schedule

THURSDAY, AUG. 22 Prep Softball 6 p.m. — Nanih Waiya at East Webster 6 p.m. — Eupora at Louisville 6:30 p.m. — Kosciusko at Noxapater Prep Volleyball 5 p.m. — Aberdeen at Choctaw County Junior High Football 5:30/6:30 p.m. —…

Church News

  OCC yard sale The annual yard sale to benefit Operation Christmas Child will be Aug. 23 and 24 starting at 7 a.m. at Fellowship Baptist Church in Mathiston. The church is located at 2335 Old Trace Road. The sale…

UM Men’s award recipient

For the past 15 years, the United Methodist Men of Liberty UMC in Eupora has given a scholarship to a minority senior at Eupora High School with a high GPA. On Aug. 4, Kallejah Evans was presented with this award…

Sapa Baptist honors Bland

From Sapa Baptist Church   On Aug. 11, Sapa Baptist Church honored the Rev. Hugh Bland with an “appreciation reception.” The congregation, friends and family had a wonderful afternoon of fellowship with Bro. Hugh and his lovely daughter, Clair. In…

Jail Docket

Aug. 13 Dewayne H. Vaughn, DOB 09-02-69, WM; SO2: warrant for simple assault. Hillary Bergeron, DOB 04-01-93,WF; Eupora 11: warrant for Eupora PD and Webster SO. James M. Johnson Jr., DOB 08-26-81, WM; SO7: possession of marijuana in a motor…

Local Scout earns 2nd religion badge

From Press Reports   DJ Carpenter of Mathiston worked hard to complete the requirements for his second religion badge, God and Family. In January 2012 the Rev. Larry Halford awarded DJ with his second religion badge. Bro. Larry and DJ…

1900 article reports meteor damage in Bellefontaine

By Britt Maxwell The Cosmic Corner   This blog is about structures that have been destroyed as a result of meteor events as reported in news since 1900. Before I start, I should explain some of the terminology. A meteoroid…

Lady Wolverines get off to solid start on softball field

By Austin Bishop The Webster Progress-Times   Thanks to a split of two games in Saturday’s Eupora Classic, the East Webster High School slow-pitch softball team has jumped out to a 2-1 start on the season. “We are looking pretty…