Month: July 2016

Man charged with child abuse, assault

From Staff Reports A Eupora man was arrested last week on felony child abuse and assault charges. Anthony Terrell Johnson, 34, is charged with felonious child abuse (serious bodily harm) and domestic violence-aggravated assault. Police Chief Gregg Hunter arrested him…

Jail Docket

July 18 Brandi Conley, DOB 03-27-81, walk-in: simple assault: domestic violence. July 19 Zackary Orr, DOB 09-16-94, WM; Webster 7: possession of meth with intent to sell, no seatbelt, suspended DL and possession of Schedule II controlled substance. Allen R.…

Good papers are honest information brokers

It’s just true. And time hasn’t changed it: Find a well-run, stable or progressive community and it will be served by a well-run local newspaper. The Mississippi Press Association is observing its 150th birthday this year. Members gathered last month…

Why we publish all signed letters to the editor

Having WCBI interview newspaper staff about the newspapers and the newspaper business, I realized how much we fail to inform the public of our own (the newspaper’s) story in the community. I will attempt to write a weekly article about…

Webster County products at Farmers’ Market

By Jane Collins Maben Farmers’ Market Webster County showed up in force at the Maben Farmers’ Market on Saturday with lots of homegrown watermelons from Henry Flora and a wide variety of canned goods and resale items from Ivy Janelle…

Intern for CNN

COURTESY PHOTO Eupora native Gabrielle Martinez was among a team of student interns from Dallas’ Southern Methodist University who conducted focus groups for CNN during last week’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. She has the same duties this week…

EPD patrol cars display national motto

From Press Reports Eupora Police Department patrol cars have received “In God We Trust” bumper stickers along with a new patrol car design that will be fazed in over time. “I am proud to announce that all of the Eupora…

Hollenhead commits to UNA program

From Press Reports Sophomore Mamie Hollenhead of Mathiston has committed to continue her career after Itawamba Community College with the national champion University of North Alabama softball program. Hollenhead was an offensive juggernaut during her freshman campaign, leading the team…

Calendar of Events

Avery-Lankford- Hendricks reunion The annual Avery-Lankford-Hendricks reunion will be July 31 beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the Duck Hill Community Center. All descendants of Daniel Hardy Avery and his wife, Frances Simmons Avery, and descendants of Fannie Avery Hendricks Dulaney…

‘Rotary Serving Humanity’

District Gov. Amanda Fontaine presents a Rotary International banner to Hayes Burchfield, president of the Eupora Rotary Club. Other Rotarians join them for the presentation made at the club’s July 19 meeting during an official visit by Fontaine. The 2016-17…