Month: January 2014

911 calls

Dec. 20 2:03 p.m., reckless driver, Hwy. 82; MHP, Mathiston PD respond. 2:09 p.m., assist MHP, Hwy. 82; Webster SO responds. 5:12 p.m., threatening phone calls and text messages, West Gould Avenue; Eupora PD responds. 7:49 p.m., medical, Hwy. 50;…

West Oktibbeha schools merger proposed

From Press & Staff Reports   Recommendations from the Commission on Starkville Consolidated School District Structure include moving West Oktibbeha Elementary School to fill the West Oktibbeha high school building after the Starkville and Oktibbeha County schools’ scheduled July 2015…

Commission on Children’s Justice recommends changes 

From Press Reports   The Mississippi Commission on Children’s Justice has recommended creation of a state funded, uniform youth court system and called for a comprehensive review of all state laws related to child protection and foster care under the…

Eupora begins district hoops play on Jan. 7

By Austin Bishop The Webster Progress-Times   Ready or not, here it comes. The Eupora High School boys and girls basketball team will begin their four-game district schedule on Jan. 7 when they play host to Calhoun City. Region 4-2A,…

Time Capsules

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files 75 Years Ago: Jan. 5, 1939 Thomas B. Murrah New Store Manager Friends are congratulating Thomas B. Murrah, young Eupora businessman, on his recent promotion to manager of Eupora Volunteer Food Store. Mr.…

Webster County … a year in review

By Daniel Brunty The Webster Progress-Times   2013 was a year filled with joys and sorrows for Webster County and its residents. But with a new year comes new hopes and opportunities, as the county continues to strive for prosperity…

Officials organize Reentry Council to address recidivism

From Press Reports   Officials spanning the spectrum of the criminal justice system as well as religious and civil liberties organizations gathered Dec. 19 to begin work on a program to help former inmates become productive, law abiding citizens and…

Bring a garden gnome home to your landscape

By Gary R. Bachman MSU Horticulturist Coastal Research & Extension Center   Even though the weather in the middle of winter prevents much gardening with plants, dedicated and enthusiastic gardeners find ways to keep fun and interest in the yard…

Voter ID Card Information

Beginning with the June 3 primary election, all Mississippians voting at the polls will be required to show a photo ID card. Individuals voting in person by absentee ballot in person in the circuit clerk’s office before the June 3…

PBS program rewards students

From School Reports   Eupora Elementary held its PBS (Positive Behavior Support) program on Dec. 11. Students are rewarded for demonstrating positive behavior through Eagle Bucks. Students spend their Eagle Bucks on various things throughout the nine weeks, such as…