Month: December 2016

Full Webster Progress Times Electronic Version 12/28/2016

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Time Capsules Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago: Dec. 25, 1941 Hawk and Bird with One Shot Since County Agent Bob Hobson was transferred by the authorities to Iuka, this community for two years has suffered from a lack of “tall stories.” But this week…

Well-known Maben couple celebrates anniversary

By Terry Harpole On Dec. 2, one of Maben’s well-known couples celebrated their seventh wedding anniversary. Yes, Mr. and Mrs. Louis W. “Red” Williams have been married for seven years. Mr. Red, born in the Clarkson community in Webster County,…

Jail Docket

Dec. 19 James A. McKinney, DOB 10-22-81, BM; Webster 9/Circuit Court: possession of cell phone in jail (hold for Clay County). Roy Dwayne Ruis, DOB 12-29-89, WM; SO17/Circuit Court: motor vehicle theft (transferred back to Yalobusha County Dec. 20). Sharon…

Calendar of Events

Friends of Webster County Library Friends of Webster County Library will meet Jan. 9 at 11 a.m. Bring a sack lunch and be a part of the Friends group to help the library and hear various speakers throughout the year.…

EFD shows appreciation to Ruth Odom

By Chief Mitch Jackson Eupora FD Eupora Fire Department and EFD Firefighter Capt. Michael Murphy were extremely happy to deliver Ruth Odom’s smoked Boston butt (from a fundraiser) personally. Ruth has been without a doubt been one of EFD’s biggest…

Officials asked to address Maben road problems

By Dottie Dewberry Mississippi 763 (Starkville-Maben Road) angles from U.S. 82 and merges with Maben-Bell Schoolhouse Road at the Maben Car Wash, which is directly across from Jamie’s Body Shop. At this point, it becomes malfunction junction. There are more…

Civil War battle Rotary topic

From Club Reports Bill Lee,  guest speaker at the Nov. 22 meeting of the Eupora Rotary Club, gave an overview of a Civil War battle fought in Franklin, Tennessee, on Nov. 20, 1864. More Mississippians were lost in that battle…

East Webster’s Hancock signs with Hinds

By Rocky Higginbotham Webster Progress Times East Webster High School’s Miller Hancock is taking his baseball talents to the next level. Hancock, a two-sport standout who also shined as a wide receiver and quarterback for the Wolverines’ football team, recently…

Wilson hopes sports career is far from over

By Austin Bishop Webster Progress TImes Luke Wilson hopes his last football game as a high school athlete will lead to a new beginning, rather than signal the end of his career. Wilson, a fierce competitor and bruising tackler, played…