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Local EMCC student earns GED diploma

From Press Reports   Destiny Lott of Mathiston was among 24 East Mississippi Community College adult basic education students in the Launch Pad program who received their high school equivalency diplomas on June 8. A packed crowd attended the graduation…

Library programs about architects, police dogs

By Fran Smith, Manager Webster County Public Library   Representatives from Belinda Stewart Architects were in charge of the Summer Reading on  June 13. The older children learn about architecture by building towers using apples, spaghetti and plastic foam. Wanda…

Health Department closing

From Press & Staff Reports   The Mississippi State Department of Health announced June 12 an agency reorganization that will greatly reduce administrative costs without affecting services delivered to the public. Currently organized into nine public health districts, the agency…

Maben Lions Club officers installed

By Jane Collins, Secretary Maben Lions Club   Lion District Gov.-Elect Arland Eilert of Batesville visited the Maben Lions Club at noon on June 13 to install new officers for the Lion year 2017-18. He brought us news of some…

Friends of the Library

  Speaker for the June meeting of Friends of Webster County Library was Marcus Dawson, cemetery director of North Mississippi Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Kilmichael. He gave a presentation about the cemetery — who is eligible to be buried in…

Aldermen declare street paving emergency

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times   A street paving emergency declaration has been approved by the Eupora Board of Aldermen. The board did so at a special-called meeting May 25. This was a follow-up to action taken May 1,…

Obituaries

Polly Gaskin June 13, 2017 Graveside services for Polly Gaskin, 80, were June 15, 2017, at Montevista Cemetery in Clarkson. She was daughter of the late Eddie Lee Kendall and Vera Wilson Kendall. Mrs. Gaskin was a member of Adaton…

911 Calls

June 12 9:41 a.m., child standing by highway, Hwy. 82 East; Webster SO responds. 11:17 a.m., vehicle parked in road, Hwy. 402; WSO responds. 12:15 p.m., unwanted person, Stewart-Lodi Road; WSO responds. 12:58 p.m., alarm, Union Street, Mathiston; Mathiston PD…

Arrests

June 14 George Brown, DOB 11-16-80, WM; SO4: bond surrender for Oktibbeha County. June 15 Joy P. Philley, DOB 02-11-81, WF; Webster 6/Cates: trespassing. June 16 Timothy Lamar Bean, DOB 10-07-76, BM; MDOC/Bryan Tedford: parole violation. Mickey Vaughn, DOB 10–9-68,…

Calendar of Events

Genealogy books donated to local library Two new genealogy books have been donated to Webster County Public Library by Jimmie Joyce Cook Collier, Eupora Class of 1954. These books are “Reminiscences of A Christian Family: In the Mid-20th Century South”…