Month: August 2013

Williams attends Robotics Academy at MSU

From Press Reports


Because robots, from remote-controlled machines to unmanned vehicles, are becoming a fundamental part of everyday life, Mississippi State University helped organize and host the first 4-H Robotics Academy.

Altogether, 48 participants representing 27 Mississippi communities, including … Read more

Eupora, East Webster set to open football season on Friday night

By Austin Bishop

The Webster Progress-Times


The 2013 football season kicks off in fine fashion in Webster County on Friday when both Eupora High School and East Webster host their season-openers at 7 p.m.

Eupora, which finished second in … Read more

Mathiston Muscadine Festival upcoming

From Press Reports


The inaugural Mathiston Muscadine Festival will be Sept. 14 on the location of the “Red Cap” building in Mathiston on Highway 82 west.

The festival will begin at 6:30 a.m. for pre-race day registration and 7 … Read more

Local church supports Choctaw ministry

From Church Reports


Children make up more than half of the 9,600 people in the Mississippi Choctaw community. When Anne Miller saw a bag of children’s clothing offered for resale online, she knew immediately where it could help.

“It … Read more

E911 Calls

Aug. 12

6:54 a.m., MVA, Natchez Trace Parkway; Webster SO responds.

8:04 a.m., locked vehicle, County Line Road; WSO responds.

10:26 a.m., medical, Edgewood Drive; EMS, Eupora FD respond.

10:51 a.m., MVA, Veterans Memorial Boulevard/East Fox; Eupora PD, EMS, EFD … Read more

MHGC calendar sale under way

By Dottie Dewberry

For the WPT


If you have ever enjoyed the beauty of the Maben Library grounds, the plantings at the four-Way stop on MS Hwy. 15 or the “Welcome to Maben” sign, then you can thank the … Read more

EHS students see ‘Gridiron Gold’

From School Reports


More than 300 students from Eupora High School traveled to Hollywood Premiere Theater in Starkville on Aug. 16 to attend a special viewing of the documentary “Mississippi Gridiron Gold.”

Eupora High School was one of 40 … Read more

Time Capsules

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago:

Aug. 25, 1938

W.D. Gary Opens Law Offices Here

W.D. Gary, young Webster Countian who was admitted to the bar on June 1, has opened law offices in the J.R. … Read more

Follow pruning basics for late summer

By Lelia Kelly and David Nagel

Extension Horticulture Specialists

Distributed by Lisa Stewart, Webster County Director


There always seems to be some questions about pruning this time of year. Yep, you can prune in late summer. The type of … Read more

Firefighter training

Natalie Medders

Departments from across Webster County and Bywy participate in this year’s Firefighter 1 certification training. Some went through the full certification Saturday while others upgraded their current certification. Participants learned about and practiced search and rescue at a house in … Read more