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Teen cyclist injured in crash

From Staff Reports A 15-year-old was injured last week after he was hit by a car while riding his bicycle in Eupora. The accident happened about 7:20 p.m. Friday at highways 182 and 9 (Roane Avenue and Veterans Memorial Boulevard).…

Vandals target mailboxes in Maben

By Dottie Dewberry For the WPT MABEN — Four residents, who all live on Second Avenue, had their mailboxes knocked over, knocked off, dented or destroyed the night of March 30. According to Allen Fulgham, the boxes were tampered with…

Eupora still in thick of state playoff hunt

By Austin Bishop The Webster Progress Times To say Eupora’s next two baseball games are big ones would be just a little too obvious. After splitting a pair of district games earlier this week, the Eagles of EHS head to…

Keep eyes peeled for baby buzzards

By Dottie Dewberry For the WPT MABEN — Years ago back when I taught young kids the rules and regulations of the English language; I covered a number of styles of poems. One such poem style was the Haiku: that…

School Board tables policy revision

From Staff Reports Webster County School Board members considered a revision to a district policy at their April 1 meeting. Superintendent of Education Jack Treloar recommended a revision to the “Special Programs for Gifted Students” policy, according to minutes of…

Business as usual for Maben P.O.

By Dottie Dewberry For the WPT MABEN — Concerned citizens in the Maben Postal District met March 19 at the new Maben City Hall with Dana Amos, manager of post office operations in North Mississippi. Stephanie White, our postal support…

EMCC debuts Vaughan’s original play

From Press Reports MAYHEW – East Mississippi Community College presented the debut performance of “Interference,” a play by theatre instructor Don Vaughan, on April 4 at the Lyceum auditorium, Golden Triangle campus. Dr. Vaughan joined the EMCC faculty full time…

County’s jobless rate drops

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Webster County’s unemployment rate in February fell to 13.8 percent, down from January’s revised rate of 14.9 percent. However, February’s jobless rate was a full percentage point higher than the 12.8 percent recorded the…

Luminaria bags available for Relay

For the Progress-Times Celebrate, Remember, Fight Back. This message of the American Cancer Society echoes around the table of the seven cancer survivors in the accompanying photo. These special ladies share a background of surgery, doctors’ visits and treatments; but…