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Towering tomato plant

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Billy Joe and Paulette Hughes Conley of the Grady community grew this homegrown Better Boy tomato plant that is more than 6 feet tall and still growing. They have green tomatoes the size of navel oranges. Mr. Conley bought his…

Yard of the Month

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The yard of Marlene Thomas and family is the June selection by the Maben Home and Garden Club Yard of the Month Committee. She and her family are to be commended for improvements to the landscaping and for the beautiful use…

Smoke-free restaurant

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  The Mississippi Tobacco-Free Coalition of Choctaw, Montgomery & Webster Counties has recognized Los Encinos Mexican Grill in Eupora as being voluntarily smoke-free. Being part of a city that does not have a comprehensive smoke-free ordinance in place, Los Encinos…

Homer Booth: aiming for 100, enjoying life

By Ken Bonner The Daily Sentinel   SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — It’s the same every day — choose the ball, do some stretching and then take to the court for a little hoops action. Homer Booth has been doing it this…

E911 calls

June 17 8:34 a.m., Old Walthall Road, car in the middle of the road; Webster Sheriff’s Office responds. 9:18 a.m., Hwy. 8, stranded motorist; WSO responds. 12:28 p.m., Gold Street, dead cat in road; city responds. 3:11 p.m., Martin Luther…

Fresh produce at Maben Farmers’ Market

By Jane Collins, Manager Maben Farmers’ Market   Saturday was a big day in Maben for more than one reason. The Farmers’ Market enjoyed a record day for sale of produce, and after the market crowds of folks were in…

2011 tornado mirrors that of 1906

By Lavelle McAlpin For the WPT   “What’s past is prologue.” ~ William Shakespeare   The following story is not new to us: a series of storms interspersed with tornadic activity ripped through the Mississippi night and rained destruction upon Webster…

Jail Docket

June 17 Quincy Jones, DOB 04-15-93, BM; G24: no seatbelt, speeding 90/65 and suspended DL. Samuel Fleming, DOB 09-27-60, WM; SO3/Circuit Court: felony DUI: sentenced to five years — one to serve. Toby McKinney, DOB 01-07-69, WM; SO5: bond revoked…

Education notes

Locals among MSU graduates Mississippi State University has announced graduates from Webster County for the 2013 spring term. They are: • Eupora: Sarah Alldread, College of Education, bachelor of science; Keri Canterbury, Bagley College of Engineering, BS; 
Erika Cooksey, College of Ag. &…

Obituaries

Pauline Earnest June 5, 2013 A memorial service for Pauline Earnest, 90 of Eupora, will be at 2 p.m. June 30, 2013, at Hebron Baptist Church in Eupora. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The daughter of the late…