Month: October 2013

Officer, suspect killed during pursuit

Law enforcement officers and emergency responders stabilize and secure one of the men injured in Wednesday morning’s accident on U.S. 82 near the Highway 9 exit. One of the three people in the car, who were suspects in an attempted bank robbery in Eupora, was killed. Eupora Officer Keith Crenshaw was killed when the car struck him as it tried to avoid stop sticks.

By Russell Hood

The Webster Progress-Times


The Eupora community is mourning Wednesday morning’s death of a city police officer who was killed while attempting to stop a car involved in a high-speed pursuit on U.S. 82.

Veteran Officer Keith … Read more



The new school at East Webster High School, including the dome-shaped gym in the background

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Eupora set to visit Calhoun city for Region 4-2A showdown

The EHS homecoming court, escorts, princes and princesses.

By Austin Bishop

The Webster Progress-Times


Junior Graham has been around high school football long enough that he recognizes a big game when he sees one. And that’s exactly what the veteran Eupora High School head football coach knows … Read more

Storytime about bats, ‘Bully Goat’

Tripp Boatman waits his turn and watches while Mary Elizabeth White places her hand in black paint to make bat wings.

By Librarian Fran Smith

Webster County

Public Library


Even though Wednesday, Oct. 16, was a wet day, 11 children attended storytime at Webster County Library.

After the usual singing, Ms. Bonnie read “There was an Old Woman Who Swallowed … Read more

Math winners


Congratulations to East Webster High School math students Carrie McBride for winning first place( $3,000 scholarship and new TI-inspire graphing calculator), Kayte Beliew for winning fourth place( $1,000) and Jennifer Darce for winning fifth place ($1,000) out of 35 students … Read more

EES announces box top winners

Cade Adkins, Dylan Chandler and Porter Gary

From School Reports


Eupora Elementary teachers and students just completed their fall box top drive, bringing in 16,804 box tops.

Students who brought in 25 or more were treated to a movie day on Oct. 11. The top three … Read more

Time Capsules

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago:

Oct. 27, 1938

Yes, We Now Have Corn Sextuplets!

Will this corn business of multiple ears never end? Two weeks ago a display of twin ears caused comment, brought in … Read more

Halloween and our pets: How to keep pets safe at the holiday

By Dr. Brandy Middleton Boykin


Halloween can literally be a scary time of year for cats and dogs. One reason is because of the costumes that some people wear. Pets are not acclimated to people wearing costumes and can … Read more

Supes agree on uniforms

By Daniel Brunty

The Webster Progress-Times


The Webster County Board of Supervisors made a decision regarding county employee uniforms and met with representatives of collection agencies during its meeting on Monday.

After bringing the meeting into session the supervisors … Read more

Chuck Wagon Gang celebrates 77 years

For the WPT


What would be your choice for the Top 20 gospel groups of all time? That was the question posed to listeners of SGM Radio when they conducted an email campaign to list those groups.

They were … Read more