Category: News

29 Webster Countians among EMCC graduates

East Mississippi Community College held spring 2017 graduation ceremonies May 5-6 at its Golden Triangle and Scooba campuses. The ceremonies included about 600 academic and career-technical students who graduated from the Scooba, Golden Triangle, Columbus Air Force Base, Naval Air…

Library slates Summer Reading Programs

Webster County Public Library will be conducting Summer Reading Programs, ”Build a Better World, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in June. Each Tuesday the program will be for ages 5-10 and will begin at 1:30 p.m.: June 6: Freedom Ranch Bird…

Rep. Oliver apologizes for using hate language

By Kate Royals and Kayleigh Skinner Mississippi Today And Staff Reports Rep. Karl Oliver, the Republican from Winona who incited a social media uproar after calling for the lynching of Louisiana officials who removed Confederate monuments from New Orleans, issued…

Monthly sales tax collections released

From Staff Reports Sales tax revenue numbers that reflect March 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…

Yates named EWHS band director

From Staff Reports Webster County School Board members have approved the hiring of a new band director at East Webster High School. They approved Principal Bill Brand’s recommendation to hire Jesse Yates as band director at EWHS effective Aug. 1,…

Youth with local ties raises funds for animal shelter

Submitted Adam’s Lemonade extends a warm thank-you to everyone that helped make Lemonade Day 2017 a success. Adam Castle set up shop on the corner of South Range and Del Orleans Avenue in the DSLD Homes parking lot in Denham…

Register for Maben Summer Reading Program

By Mary Boutwell, Manager Maben Public Library You are invited to “Build a Better World” at the Maben Public Library’s 2017 Summer Library Program. All children ages 4-12 can register. Registration will be June 2-9 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. but…

SWCD announces poster contest winners

From the Webster County SWCD The Webster County Soil and Water Conservation District held a poster contest for all fourth-grade students in Webster County. The  topic this year was “Healthy Soils are Full of Life.” Eupora Elementary School had 22…

New bride ruins husband’s best suit

By Roger Alford A man came home from the office and found his new bride sobbing uncontrollably. “I feel terrible,” she said. “I was ironing your blue suit, and I burned a big hole in the seat of your trousers.”…

County declared federal disaster area

From Press Reports Gov. Phil Bryant has announced that President Donald Trump declared Webster and eight other counties federal disaster areas Monday afternoon from severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding that hit Mississippi on April 30. Webster, Adams, Calhoun,…