Month: October 2016

General election set for Nov. 8

From Staff Reports   Election Day is Nov. 8 and includes races ranging from president of the United States down to School Board members in Webster County. Polls will be open that day from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. at 17 polling…

Time Capsules

75 Years Ago: Oct. 23, 1941 Only 18 Potatoes to Bushel If H.H. Wright of the Fame community isn’t the champion sweet potato producer of Webster County someone with a marvelous record will have to step forward. Several weeks ago,…

Local businesses sought for transmission project

From Press & Staff Reports   The second of two vendor recruitment fairs is today for the Southern Cross Transmission line, a project proposing the construction of an approximately 400-mile, 500-kV direct current transmission line across Mississippi. Facilities would be built over…

EES engraved brick fundraiser underway

From School Reports   Eupora Elementary School is building a new road around the south end of campus that will be used to unload bus riders in the morning and free up the car-rider line. It will also serve as…

Local residents share Halloween memories

By Gwen Sisson For the WPT   For many, Halloween holds a lot of fun memories. Whether it was fishing for prizes at the Halloween Carnival at Eupora Elementary School or getting to wear the Superman costume you have wanted…

Claiming another Championship: East Webster Lady Wolverines

By Austin Bishop Webster Progress Times As the Lady Wolverines went to bed on Sept. 22, they knew their slow-pitch softball season was teetering on the brink of disaster. They had just lost to Eupora 9-7, and combined with a…

Sales tax collections released

From Staff Reports   Sales tax revenue numbers that reflect August 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…

Calendar of Events

Head Start open enrollment CDI Head Start is now accepting applications to enroll children who were age 3 by Sept. 1, 2016. To schedule an appointment, call Sharita Sanders at the Eupora Head Start Center at 258-7583 or the administration…