Month: August 2016

Full Webster Progress Times Electronic Version 08/24/2016

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City’s fire rating improves to Class 7

From Press Reports Eupora’s fire classification has improved from Class 8 to Class 7, city officials announced last week. The city reached the new insurance rating effective Aug. 10, according to releases from Mayor Dan Burchfield and the Eupora Fire…

Industrial Park now ‘Fiber Ready’

By Daniel Brunty The Webster Progress-Times The city of Eupora and The Enterprise of Mississippi made steps in attracting industry to the area with an exciting major business growth announcement last week. As part of AT&T’s continuing efforts to drive…

State releases MAP test results

From Press & Staff Reports The Mississippi Department of Education has released results from the Mississippi Assessment Program, a statewide assessment created in collaboration with Mississippi teachers. MAP, which assesses student performance in English language arts and mathematics in grades…

Library storytime

Nineteen children gathered at Webster County Library for storytime on Aug. 17. Ms. Pat welcomed everyone and led them in singing “The Wheels on the Bus,” “Here We Go Looby-Loo” and “Five Little Monkeys.” After the singing and dancing, everyone…

Date set for Eupora Christmas Market

Mark your calendars for the 2016 Eupora Christmas Market Festival, which will be Dec. 3 from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in historic downtown Eupora. The vendors will be inside this year, with booths being placed in downtown buildings. “The Christmas Star”…

Wilson receives MASS Scholarship

From School Reports Congratulations to Jack Wilson, 2016 graduate of East Webster High School, for being selected to receive a 2016 Mississippi Association of School Superintendents Scholarship. He was a recipient among 132 applicants for the $1,000 scholarship from MASS.…

School Board approves ad valorem request

From Staff Reports The Webster County School board has approved its property tax levy request for local support of the district’s new budget. The board did so Aug. 8 upon the recommendation of Superintendent of Education Jack Treloar, according to…

Old Walthall Farms: It’s all in the family

By U.S. Rep. Trent Kelly One of my favorite things about my home state are the families who spend their lives cultivating the land.  Their devotion to raising everything from corn to soybeans helps them make a living and at the…

Jail Docket

Aug. 15 Clell Gladney, DOB 03-01-81, BM; Webster 9: sale of cocaine-two counts and sale of marijuana-two counts (habitual offender). Aug. 16 William Wofford, DOB 06-08-63, BM; Mississippi Department of Corrections: MDOC hold. Candice Vaughn, DOB 12-22-88, WF; Webster 9:…