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New farmer at Maben Farmers’ Market

JANE COLLINS
Shane Davis of Davis Farms near Pheba shows off his luscious ripe tomatoes, fresh okra, new potatoes, yellow squash, pencil onions, and more.

By Jane Collins, Manager
Maben Farmers’ Market

Another beautiful Saturday morning in Maben brought out the crowds to enjoy the shade of the trees as they shopped for fresh vegetables grown on Davis Farms near Pheba.
Others found fried peach, … Read more

On display at the library

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To celebrate the 2014 Summer Reading Program at the Webster County Public Library, “Fizz, Boom, Read!, “ Payton Lewis has built and displayed a KNEX Roller Coaster. Payton demonstrated… Read more

Church sanctuary restoration wins award

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The restoration of Eupora First Baptist’s sanctuary has garnered a Heritage Award for the church and Belinda Stewart Architects from the Mississippi Heritage Trust.

By Gwen Sisson

Stephanie Stewart, project manager for Belinda Stewart Architects, said many of the comments she has heard after the renovation of Eupora’s First Baptist Church sanctuary were, “It looks like it was always suppose to be like this.”… Read more

MSU graduate with local ties gets surprise

Amanda Morgan goes in for a hug with Sean Morgan during graduation ceremonies.

As May ended, the beginning of many futures began with a walk across a stage as a graduate.
On Friday May 16, 131 degrees were conferred by MSU Meridian.
It’s always special and for some students, the emotions can be … Read more

Davis named UA Ambassador

Dustin Davis

From press reports

Dustin Davis, son of Larry and Julie Davis of Atlanta and the grandson of Robert and Yvonne Hitt of Eupora, has been selected to serve as a student Ambassador for the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa for … Read more

Old Walthall Road house floods

KRYSTAL WESTMORELAND COLLINS
Water surrounds the Old Walthall Road home of Pearlie Westmoreland, which flooded Monday morning.

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

A Eupora woman is dealing with the aftermath of her home being suddenly flooded Monday morning.
“I’ve never seen it move that fast before,” Pearlie Westmoreland said of the water that flooded her property … Read more

Senators honor fallen police officers

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From Press Reports

U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) on May 14 offered tributes as part of National Police Week to honor the Mississippi law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.
The senators’ … Read more

Savannah Lake levee breaks; no homes damaged

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Water gushes from Savannah Lake after the levee breach.

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

Road repairs continue after a levee broke Monday afternoon on a private lake in northeastern Webster County. Officials say no homes were damaged.
Jimmy Forrester, Webster County Emergency Management Agency public information officer, said … Read more

Faulk named Teacher of the Year at Winona Elementary

Iva Ruth Faulk

By Amanda Sexton Ferguson
Editor and Publisher

WINONA – In just her second year as an educator, special education teacher Iva Ruth Faulk was named Winona Elementary School’s Teacher of the Year.
“I was pretty amazed that I got [Teacher … Read more