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911 Calls – 10/29/2014

Oct. 20
2:30 p.m., medical, North Dunn Street; EMS responds.
5:26 p.m., medical, Shady Grove Road; EMS, Tomnolen FD respond.

Oct. 21
5:58 a.m., reckless driver, Hwy. 15, Maben; Maben PD, MHP respond.
7:48 a.m., medical, East Walnut; EMS responds.… Read more

Church News – 10/29/2014

Trunk-or-Treat
Trunk-or-Treat 2014 is set for Oct. 31 from 6-7 p.m. in downtown Eupora.

Churches and community groups are encouraged to bring candy and have a “trunk” at this year’s event, which is sponsored by Eupora First Baptist and Eupora … Read more

Holmes closes out 2014 in fine fashion with win over NEMCC

By Steve Diffey
Special to The Progress Times

The Holmes Community College Bulldogs used a powerful running game of more than 400 yards to topple the Northeast Mississippi Community College Tigers in Booneville Thursday night, 37-20, in the season finale … Read more

Time Capsules – 10/29/2014

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago: Nov. 2, 1939

Gas Dealers Locate Here
The Eupora Butane Gas Co. is the town’s newest business and is located next door to Mississippi Power Co. in the building recently … Read more

Local sales tax collections up

From Staff Reports

Eupora and Mathiston had increases in sales tax collections in August, according to Mississippi Department of Revenue figures.

The $36,061 Eupora collected in August was up $1,770 from the $34,291 reported for the same month a year … Read more

Vaughan’s Vocabulary – 10/29/2014

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary.

“The Exploring Ways to Use Our Minds Efficiently” website points out that vocabulary gets you results. Attempting to correlate individuals’ success with factors such as age, gender, scholarship levels and … Read more

East Webster wins 2A title with sweep over Hatley

By Austin Bishop
Webster Progress TImes

East Webster head slow-pitch softball coach Lee Berryhill probably never imaged that his team would win a state championship game by the score of 1-0, but he wasn’t about to give it back.

“We … Read more

Sports Schedules – 10/29/2014

THURSDAY, OCT. 30
Prep Football
7 p.m. — East Webster at Eupora
Women’s College Soccer
6 p.m. — Mississippi State at South Carolina

FRIDAY, OCT. 31
Prep Football
7 p.m. — Philadelphia at Choctaw County
7 p.m. — French Camp … Read more

Voting absentee in person ends Saturday at noon

Jackson, Miss.—The deadline to cast an absentee ballot in person at the Circuit Clerk’s Office is this Saturday, November 1, 2014.

“The Statewide Election Management System indicates roughly the same number of absentee ballots have been requested for the General … Read more

Betts among summer grads

Brad Betts of Eupora was among graduates for the summer term at Mississippi State University. He graduated with a bachelor of science from the College of Education.… Read more