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‘Firescape’ to make home safer from wildfires

From Mike Skipper Winston county extension director “If a wildfire came through your neighborhood or community, could your house survive on its own?” I know that’s a dramatic question, but one we need to consider when living in an environment…

Towns getting emergency sirens

From Staff Reports Eupora and the three other municipalities in Webster County have been awarded a grant for five emergency sirens. The Federal Emergency Management Agency notified the Mississippi EMA on March 29 that a Hazard Mitigation Grant for the…

Get ready to Relay April 26

From Press Reports Mark your calendars. … Get your plans made! It’s time for our Relay for Life event, which will be April 26 from 6 p.m. until 1 a.m. at North Mississippi Medical Center-Eupora’s walking track. All of the…

Courthouse insurance on agenda

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times An insurance adjuster is to meet with Webster County leaders next week to follow up on previous talks about the courthouse insurance settlement. General adjuster Patrick Blankenship of Engle Martin & Associates will meet…

Garan site plan being presented

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times A conceptual site plan for the former Garan property will be presented to the Eupora Board of Aldermen this afternoon. Jeremy Murdock will present the plan to the board at 4 p.m. today. He…

Water project to serve Cumberland, EHWS

From Press Reports A water storage project funded by the Appalachian Regional Commission will provide water service to 225 households and three businesses in Webster County, which is an ARC-designated distressed county. The project, which entails an ARC grant in…

Luminaria Ceremony will feature Duncan

From Press Reports Beth Duncan of Eupora will be the featured speaker for the Luminaria Ceremony starting at 9 p.m. during Webster County’s 2013 Relay for Life event. Duncan, 10 years after major pancreatic surgery, will be speaking on the…

ICT2 classes learn about networks

From School Reports Clint Hester visited Ruth Draine’s ICT2 classes at Eupora High School on April 3 to discuss one of the class’ primary units: Networking. Hester, the technology coordinator for Webster County Schools, covered different types of networks and…

Pepper assists in service day

From Press Reports Five Holmes Community College Forest Technology and Conservation Law Enforcement Technology students participated in the Take Pride in America service day at the Choctaw Recreation Area in the Tombigbee National Forest. They included Rachael Pepper of Eupora.…