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Mathiston MayFest draws large crowd

By Terry Harpole For the WPT   A large crowd came out and enjoyed all the activities at the city park in Mathiston on Saturday. That day was the annual Day in the Park, known as MayFest this year. This…

City sales tax revenue down

Eupora’s sales tax revenue for March was down from the same month last year while Mathiston’s was up, new reports show. The city received a transfer of $34,792 from the Mississippi Department of Revenue. That’s down 2.7 percent from the…

County applying for Homeland Security grant

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times   Webster County will seek a grant that would provide a new vehicle for the Sheriff’s Department and radios capable of communicating statewide in emergency situations. On Monday, the Board of Supervisors authorized Emergency…

Obituaries

Billy ‘B.R.’ Forbes April 28, 2013 Services for Billy “B.R.” Forbes, 74, of Stewart were May 1, 2013, at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora. Burial was in Greensboro Cemetery. Mr. Forbes was a member of Union Baptist Church, and…

Church welcoming youth minister, fiancée

From Church Reports   The end of May and the first of June will bring big changes for Kevin Barnette, the newly appointed youth minister at First Baptist Church of Eupora. He will graduate from Boyce College in Louisville, Ky.;…

Webster School Board accepts timber bids

From Staff Reports   Webster County School District board members accepted 16th Section timber bids last week. Bids were taken on three tracts of timber on May 6. Superintendent Jack Treloar, according to the minutes, recommended the board accept two…

Maben Farmers’ Market opens this Saturday

By Jane Collins, Manager Maben Farmers’ Market   Saturday, May 18, is opening day for the Maben Farmers’ Market on the lot next to the Maben Post Office. We will be in operation every Saturday through October. Vendors are welcome…

Institute aids infrastructure development

By Leah Barbour University Relations   By providing Magnolia State communities with infrastructure-development experts and other resources, a Mississippi State-based service institute continues working to improve the quality of life in rural municipalities. Since its establishment in 1976, the John…

City opens HOME contractor bids

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times   Aldermen have taken bids for demolition and reconstruction of three substandard houses in the city under advisement. Mayor Tommy Lott opened the bids from housing contractors on behalf of three homeowners during a…