Month: July 2017

Completes CPR Training

Aleah Graham, health liaison for the Controllers Generation II 4-H Club, completed CPR training on Monday. Starkville Fire Chief Charles Yarbrough (l.) said he is proud to see young people wanting to receive training. Graham said she plans to encourage…

Shocco Springs Camp

Children from First Baptist Church of Eupora recently attended summer camp at Shocco Springs in Alabama.

Bud Gordon new pastor at Mathiston UMC

By Terry Harpole After being under the very able pastorate of the Rev. Bunyon “Jeep” Pepper Mathiston United Methodist Church was appointed a pastor who is no stranger to the area. His family is no stranger to the area either.…

Ross hired as new CB&S Bank CEO

From Press Reports CB&S Bank headquartered in Russellville, Alabama, has announced that longtime President and Chief Executive Officer Dennis Upchurch has announced his retirement effective July 31, ending a 29-year tenure as the top executive of the fifth-largest bank headquartered…

1st District residents demonstrate patriotic spirit

By U.S. Rep. Trent Kelly 1st District Member of Congress   We are privileged to live in a country where we are free to express our thoughts and practice our religious beliefs without fear of persecution. Our forefathers took a leap of…

Sportsmanship Award

The Eupora Titans 12-year-old All-Stars won the Sportsmanship Award at the Dizzy Dean East State Tournament in Grenada on July 8. Coaches are Brad Harrison and Tillford Robinson (back row). Players include (middle row) Khyron Morris, Rawley Budford, Chris Robinson,…

County donates to parks

RUSSELL HOOD/STAFF The Webster County Board of Supervisors presented checks for $2,000 each to the Eupora and Mathiston park and recreation departments on Monday. The funds represent a percentage of Mississippi Delta Shows’ gate fees from last year’s Eupora Fair.…

Cane maker gifts Center Grove pastor

By Dottie Dewberry   Wyman Bishop is like the Energizer bunny: he takes a licking and keeps on ticking. At the ripe old age of 90-plus he is continuing to be an active member of the community and in his…

Local among EMCC Practical Nursing grads

From Press Reports   Thirteen students graduated from East Mississippi Community College’s Practical Nursing program in a ceremony the night of July 6 in the Lyceum Auditorium on the Golden Triangle campus. The Practical Nursing program is a 12-month course…

EWE student to compete in state pageant

Pre-Teen Miss Webster County Mikela Ann Gunter will be a contestant in the statewide Little Miss and Mr. Magnolia State Pageant finals in Vicksburg on Saturday and Sunday. Mikela is the daughter of Justin and Angel Gunter of Mathiston, and…