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NMMC-Eupora welcomes students

Henderson and Sanders

From Press Reports   North Mississippi Medical Center-Eupora welcomed Holmes Community College student Kinsey Henderson and East Mississippi Community College student Terasa Sanders as they finish out their course of study by completing a preceptorship. Students are required to work…

Thunderstorm leaves wind damage

Cheryl Wells surveys damage at the home of her mother-in-law, Allene Wells of 3427 MS Hwy. 9. A large oak tree was uprooted, grazing her house, and at least two others trees in her yard were broken. She was not home at the time.

From Staff, Press Reports   A severe thunderstorm caused wind damage and power outages north of Eupora Friday evening. No injuries were reported. The Eupora Fire Department responded to a tree on a residence with downed power lines on Mississippi…

County jobless rate up

From Staff, Press Reports   The unemployment rate in Webster County was 12.8 percent in May, up 1.2 percentage points. May’s jobless rate also remained above the 11.4 percent recorded last year at this time. The unemployment rate was 11.6…

Final Reading Program a treasure

By Librarian Fran Smith Webster County Public Library   The final Summer Reading Program at Webster County Public Library on June 25 was a treasure. Dressed as the pirate, Capt. Jack Sparrow, Ms. Bonnie read “Do Pirates Take A Bath?”…

Freedom celebration

The Webster County Baptist Association Choir and Orchestra performs patriotic songs during the first-ever Freedom Celebration at First Baptist Church of Mathiston. The June 30 event featured choir and orchestra members from churches through the county. The celebration was under…

UMW honors Curry for service

For the WPT   Mathiston United Methodist Church is pastored by the Revs. Franklin Lowe and Roger Miller. Both have high praise for Susan Curry and the work she does to support the church. A presentation June 30 surprised Curry,…

Obituaries

Larry Noble Mays June 26, 2013 Services for Larry Noble Mays, 65, of Moss Point, formerly of Eupora, were June 30, 2013, at Dumas Chapel Methodist Church. Burial was in North Union Cemetery. He died June 26, 2013. Survivors include…

Tips for calling 911 on a cell phone

By Jimmy McLemore Webster County 911 Director The Webster County 911 Center would like to pass along some information and tips on using cell phones for emergency 911 calls. Anyone making a 911 call from a cell phone should remember…

911 calls

June 24 9:15 a.m., medical, East Gum Avenue; EMS responds. 11:29 a.m., medical, West Clark Street; EMS, Eupora FD respond. 12:05 p.m., medical, Cumberland Road; EMS responds. 12:47 p.m., disturbance, Waterworks Road; Eupora PD responds. 4:52 p.m., alarm, North Gold;…