Month: September 2016

May shares testimony through pottery

By Gwen Sisson For The WPT She has always created things. When Jodi May of Stewart was growing up, she was homeschooled and always got into a little trouble for making crafts instead of doing her work. She took art…

City lifts boil-water notice

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times A precautionary boil-water notice that the city of Eupora issued last week was later lifted. Test results from the Mississippi Department of Health came back Friday with a safe water drinking report, according to…

Birthday celebration at storytime

By Librarian Fran Smith Webster County Library Ms. Pat greeted the children at Webster County Library storytime on Sept. 20 dressed as a clown to celebrate Weston Hitt’s birthday. Everyone enjoyed the puzzles and books before listening to the story.…

911 Calls

Sept. 19 11:05 a.m., medical, Spring Valley Road; EMS responds. 12:12 p.m., gas drive-off, Hwy. 82, Mathiston; Mathiston PD, Webster SO respond. 12:33 p.m., structure fire, Figgatt Avenue; Eupora FD, Walthall FD, Tomnolen FD respond. 12:44 p.m., medical, Hwy. 9…

Obituaries

Elsie Gene Cooper Cockrell Sept. 18, 2016 Services for Elsie Gene Cooper Cockrell, 79, of Tupelo were Sept. 21, 2016, in the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with the Rev. Matt Scopel officiating. Burial was in Lee Memorial Park.…

School Board awards shortfall note

From Staff Reports The Webster County School Board has approved a loan agreement to cover a revenue shortfall in 2015-16. The shortfall derived from lower-than-expected collections on ad valorem taxes for the fiscal year that ended June 30. The board…

Jail Docket

Sept. 20 Colin White, DOB 03-03-72, WM; Eupora 5: trespassing. Jerry Walker, DOB 09-06-91, WM; Eupora 7: hold for Choctaw (released to Ackerman PD on Sept. 20). Sept. 23 Steven Sanders, DOB 08-14-83, WM; Webster 8: bond revoke for petit…

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

Don Vaughan Provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary Throughout the month of October is Hamlet month in my theater class. In preparing for my lectures, I am reading a book titled “Hamlet: A User’s Guide” by Michael Pennington,…

My View ‘From My Window’

By Helen Neal Smith (Sept. 23) Well, since I wrote, a lot has happened — some good and some bad, as is with our life, day by day. The first day of autumn came yesterday with some good weather following,…

Our hunting guide for all in today’edition

Dear Sportswomen… Being a wife, mother and holding down a full time job can get a little stressful at times, but thats life – and I wouldn’t change it for anything. I’ve come to realize in the last several years…