School district retains top rating

From Press & Staff Reports

The Mississippi Department of Education has released letter grades for schools and districts based on Mississippi’s A-F accountability system that evaluates how schools and districts performed in the 2014-15 academic year.

Webster County was among … Read more

Brown elected Mathiston town marshal

From Staff Reports

Justin W. Brown has been elected Mathiston’s new town marshal.

He was the top vote-getter among three candidates vying for the position in a July 12 special election.

A Webster County sheriff’s deputy, Brown received 110 votes, … Read more

City seeks grant for WiFi project

By Russell Hood

The Webster Progress-Times

The city of Eupora is pursing a grant for the infrastructure of a downtown WiFi network.

If the $5,000 grant is awarded, the city would work with internet provider AT&T to install a wireless … Read more

Man charged in DUI-related death

From Press and Staff Reports

Authorities have charged a Eupora man with aggravated DUI resulting in death following a one-car crash that resulted in the passenger’s death 11 days later.

Investigator M. Landon Griffin of the Webster County Sheriff’s Department … Read more

Parents urged to immunize children before school

From Press & Staff Reports

While the end of summer seems a long time away, the Mississippi State Department of Health reminds parents that state law requires children to be immunized against childhood diseases to enter public or private school, … Read more

Trees and shrubs need proper pruning and mulching

By Lelia Kelly and David Nagel

Extension Horticulture Specialists

This is not the best time to plant trees and shrubs. Heat and periods of drought in summer can take their toll on late-planted trees and shrubs. Save your money and … Read more

Time Capsules

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago: July 17, 1941

Aluminum Drive Well Underway

With the completion of the collection center in the park just north of the C&G railroad station at Eupora, Webster County’s “Aluminum for … Read more

Friends of Webster Library

Tupelo artist Carolyn Watson (r.) was the guest speaker for Friends of Webster Library on July 11. She brought several of her watercolor prints and told stories behind the artwork. Her brother and sister, Fred Vickers and Tootsie Vickers, visit … Read more

Painting auction benefits adoption fund

From FBC Eupora

Place your bid today for this gorgeous painting by the late Lady Mary Taylor, still in the original frame, in the accompanying photograph.

The auction is underway through July 31. The winner of this original artwork will … Read more