Month: March 2017

Eupora agent recognized for outstanding volunteerism

From Press Reports Insurance agency owner Sandra Dewberry of Eupora has secured a $1,000 grant to support Eupora Arts Inc.’s efforts to create art events within the community for children and adults. A longtime volunteer with Eupora Arts Inc., she…

Jail docket

March 7 Joslyn Stevenson, DOB 03-25-68, BF; SO8: introduction of contraband into correctional facility. Connie Walker, DOB 04-19-67, BF, Montgomery 7: felony evading. Brad Cole, DOB 09-08-87, WM; SO4: disorderly conduct and possession of beer in a dry county. March…

Letters to the editor

A special thank you to Walthall VFD By LaNell and Bill Kellum We would like to express our thanks and appreciation to the Walthall Volunteer Fire Department for answering our 911 call for help on the evening of March 1…

Where ‘woe’ means ‘whoa’ and ‘giddy-up’ means go

By Roger Alford The college professor asked a student in his class, “what is the opposite of joy?” “Sadness,” the student responded. And, to another student, the professor asked, “what is the opposite of depression?” “Elation,” was the reply. And…

Obituaries

Dorothy Jean Phillips March 6, 2017 Services for Dorothy Jean Phillips, 88, of Frisco, Texas, were March 10, 2017, at Fentress Baptist Church with the Rev. Alan Baswell officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. She was born Dec. 21,…

EPD report

The Eupora Police Department investigated these charges during February: Speeding, five; suspended driver’s license, four; no driver’s license, two; expired tag, two; careless driving, one; no proof of liability insurance, two; possession of beer, two; possession of liquor, two; possession…

Freemans in concert at local church

From Press Reports Christian music multiple award-winning family mixed vocalists The Freemans will be in concert at Harmony Free Will Baptist Church on March 19 starting at 10:30 a.m. The church is located at 3735 Highway 9 in Eupora. Admission…

Rotary honors the Student of the Month

From Club Reports The Eupora Rotary Club recognized Charvez Embry as Rotary Student of the Month at its March 7 luncheon. He chose Lyn Blaylock as Teacher of the Month. Charvez, a senior at Eupora High School, is the son…

Jobless rate increases to 6.5 percent

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Webster County’s unemployment rate increased five-tenths of a percentage point to 6.5 percent in January. The unemployment rate was 6 percent a month earlier and 8.3 percent in January 2016, according to Mississippi Department…

Mathiston announces municipal candidates

From Staff Reports The town of Mathiston has released the list of candidates for the June 6 general election. Mayor Jimmy Carden is unopposed for another four-year term and all aldermen except Harvey Pinnix are seeking re-election: Matthew Carden, Earl…