Month: August 2016

Local sales tax collections released

From Staff Reports Sales tax revenue numbers that reflect June sales are in from the Mississippi Department of Revenue for local municipalities. MDR collects 81.5 percent of the 7 percent sales tax from municipalities and distributes the remaining 18.5 percent…

Calendar of Events

Mid-South Forestry Equipment Show The Mid-South Forestry Equipment Show will be Aug. 26-27 at the Mississippi State University John W. Starr Memorial Forest 8 miles south of Starkville on Highway 25. Times are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m.-3…

Time Capsules

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files 75 Years Ago: Aug. 21, 1941 Golden has First Bale The first bale of cotton reported ginned in Webster County from the 1941 crop was brought here Tuesday morning, August 19 by Clyde…

Lady Wolverines extend softball winning streak to six

By Austin Bishop Webster Progress Times The East Webster High School slow-pitch softball team picked up four more wins last week, moving its mark to 6-0 on the young season. This week has the Lady Wolverines visiting Houston on Tuesday…

Lady Eagles take two wins in Grenada Classic

By Austin Bishop Webster Progress Times The Eupora High School softball team got back into winning form in a big way last Saturday, taking a pair of wins in the Grenada Classic. After falling to New Hope 5-2 last Monday…

Wolverines blank Vardaman 35-0 in sloppy opener

By Austin Bishop Webster Progress Times After opening the season with a 35-0 win over Vardaman on a wet and sloppy field last Friday night, the Wolverines of East Webster are focusing on improvement heading into this week’s home matchup…

Eagles rally to knock off Water Valley in tough opener

By Austin Bishop Webster Progress Times It didn’t take second-year Eupora High School head football coach Stephen Edwards long to find out whether or not his Eagles would respond to adversity. After taking a 6-0 lead, Eupora saw Water Valley…

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

Don Vaughan Provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary Vocabulary.com, a website devoted to vocabulary building, sponsors the “Vocabulary Bowl” for all students attending K through 12 in the United States and Canada. On Vocabulary.com vocabulary learning is definitely…

Webster Legals

IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WEBSTER COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI PHILLIP VAUGHN PETITIONER VS. CAUSE NO.: 2014-0105-C STACY VAUGHN SCHENKS RESPONDENT SUMMONS THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI TO: STACY VAUGHN SCHENKS, whose present residence and address is unknown. You have been made a…

911 Calls

Aug. 15 8:27 p.m., alarm, Macon Road; Webster SO responds. 9:59 p.m., welfare concern, Highway 9; Eupora PD responds. 10:42 p.m., escort, Rebecca Street; Mathiston PD responds. Aug. 16 4:23 a.., disturbance, Snow Bottom Road; WSO responds. 7:56 a.m., medical,…