Month: January 2014

911 calls

Dec. 27 1:09 p.m., alarm, North Gold Street; Eupora PD responds. 2:40 p.m., medical, Vickers Road; EMS, coroner, WSO respond. 3:44 p.m., B&E, highways 182 and 9; EPD responds. 3:45 p.m., disturbance, Martin Luther King Jr. Drive; Webster SO responds.…

Jail Docket

Dec. 28 Robert McCarter, DOB 07-14-75, BM; self: court order to serve weekends. Dec. 31 Courtney N. Harrison, DOB 11-07-88, WF; F&W 288: trespassing and headlighting. Joshua R. Pittman, DOB 10-27-93, WM; F&W 288: trespassing and headlighting. Shane Thompson, DOB…

Supervisors rehire county employees

By Daniel Brunty The Webster Progress-Times   The Webster County Board of Supervisors rehired all county employees during its first meeting of 2014 this past Monday at the Justice Court courtroom. The Board of Supervisors voted on Jan. 6 to…

Mt. Zion News

Bro. Halford brought the messages on Sunday. The youth fro the church went to Connect Conference Dec. 27-29 in Sevierville, Tenn., with Melissa Cooper and Sue Vance. They showed pictures Sunday and spoke about their trip. Abbie Rico celebrated her…

Take soil temperature to determine planting time

By David Nagel and Lelia Kelly Extension Horticulture Specialists Distributed by Lisa Stewart, Webster County Director   Few vegetables withstand temperatures below 15 degrees. The good thing about Mississippi weather is that you can plant some more after the cold…

Company donates new computer to 911 center

For the WPT   One of the duties that the Webster County 911 Center performs every day is obtaining information through the National Crime Identification Center. This is done with the use of a computer with a direct connection to…

Local among Yokohama job-seekers

From Press Reports   Almost 1,000 people showed up at East Mississippi Community College’s Golden Triangle campus Dec. 21 for information sessions about how to submit successful job applications to Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi. Regina Reed of Mantee was among…

Sports schedules

THURSDAY, JAN. 2 Men’s College Basketball 7 p.m. — Maryland Eastern Shore at MSU Women’s College Basketball 6 p.m. — Missouri at Ole Miss 6 p.m. — MSU at Florida FRIDAY, JAN. 3 Prep Basketball TBA — Sam Dale Tournament…

Books Bygone: ‘I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas’

By Marica Bernstein   As far as I’m concerned, white Christmases can stay in Vermont but I want you to have that tune in your head as I tell the story of little Israel Baline and the man he became.…

Circuit clerk preparing to issue voter ID cards

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times   The Webster County circuit clerk’s office is preparing to issue identification cards to voters who lack proper ID. Voter ID will be in effect beginning with the June 3 primary election. Any voter casting…