Month: May 2017

Book giveaway event concludes project

From Press Reports Area United Way leaders are hoping residents of a four-county area will be turning pages for a lifetime as a three-week project aimed at boosting literacy and encouraging reading reaches its finale. A project of the United…

Church groups hears about 911 system

By Terry Harpole On the night of April 3 at their regular monthly meeting, the ladies of Mathiston United Methodist Church had as their program a person who is no stranger to the area. That person was Jimmy McLemore, who,…

Editorial roundup

Too generous in Oklahoma If any place was going to be a good for using wind to produce electricity, it would be Oklahoma. The famous Broadway lyric, after all, says the state is “where the wind comes sweeping down the…

Painless dentistry? Not if patient is a biting kid

By Roger Alford A new dentist who moved into town had quickly become a local favorite. He had a reputation for being a painless dentist. But one little boy questioned that reputation. “He’s a fake,” the kid said. “He’s not…

Obituaries

Betty Sue Keen Adams April 23, 2017 Services for Betty Sue Keen Adams, 89, of Ackerman were April 23, 2017, at Ackerman Baptist Church with the Rev. Danny Irvin officiating. Burial was in Enon Cemetery. She was born Dec. 6,…

Jail Docket

April 18 Elton N. Gordon, DOB 11-21-91, WM; Eupora 7: possession of controlled substance in motor vehicle. Jackie Hankins, DOB 03-02-87, BM; MHP/G5: DUI0-1st. Talisa D. Doyle, DOB 01-25-89, BF; Winona 10: expired tag, no proof of insurance, suspended DL…

Monthly sales tax collections released

From Staff Reports Sales tax revenue numbers that reflect February 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…

Police chief, officer address Rotarians

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Equipment issued to local police officers and the rise in crystal methamphetamine use were among topics covered by Eupora Police Department representatives at a civic club meeting last week. Police Chief Gregg Hunter and…

Man saves family from house fire

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times A passing neighbor saved a family of four from their burning house last week in the Clarkson community. Walthall Fire Department was dispatched to the house fire about 12:50 a.m. April 19 on Lucius…