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Sheriff’s Investigator shares aspects of job

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Landon Griffin, chief investigator for the Webster County Sheriff’s Department, was guest speaker for the Eupora Rotary Club on May 2. “My job involves 80 percent luck and 20 percent skill,” said Griffin, who…

County included in disaster aid request

From Press & Staff Reports Gov. Phil Bryant has requested President Donald Trump declare a major disaster for nine counties, including Webster, from the severe weather, tornadoes and flooding that hit Mississippi on April 30. Based on joint preliminary damage…

School Board talks budget cuts

From Staff Reports Administrators have informed the School Board how the Webster County School District plans to absorb coming budget cuts from the state. The discussion came during a budget work session conducted April 19 in the health sciences classroom…

Full Webster Progress Times Electronic Version 05/10/2017

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Presley introduces ‘Hire Mississippi’ rule

From Press Reports Thursday’s monthly open meeting of the Public Service Commission saw the commission take a bold, aggressive step to help boost the Mississippi economy and help Mississippi based companies. Public Service Commission Chairman Brandon Presley (D-Nettleton) introduced the…

Locals among Grantham online grads

From Press Reports Grantham University is proud to announce its March local graduates of the university’s online degree and certificate programs. They include Carolyn Robinson of Bellefontaine, master of healthcare administration, and Syble Pass of Eupora, associate of arts in…

NMMC-Eupora cited for physician communication

From Press Reports North Mississippi Medical Center-Eupora was cited as one of the top hospitals for physician communication. NMMC-Eupora made the cut of the top 63 hospitals, in which 92 percent or more of HCAHPS respondents reported their physician “always”…

Local educator awarded MPE scholarship

From Press Reports Sharon Fulgham, a science teacher at Fifth Street Junior High School in West Point, has received a $1,000 graduate scholarship from the Mississippi Professional Educators. A resident of Mathiston, Fulgham earned both her bachelor of science degree…

Producers should report prevented planting, failed acres

From the Farm Service Agency If an eligible disaster condition affects crop acreage, producers should report prevented planting and failed acres in order to establish or retain Farm Service Agency program eligibility for some programs. Producers should report crop acreage…

Local pond management workshop upcoming

From Press Reports The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks and the Mississippi State University Extension Service are hosting a pond management workshop in Webster County. The workshop will be this Thursday at the Webster County Career and Technology…