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Letters to the editor – 06/10/15

Greed is the main chemical of Big Pharma

Have you written your favorite career politician lately? You really should; you will get a little education.

I wrote both our senators protesting the way the government has granted the pharmaceutical industry … Read more

Legals – 06/10/15

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Obituaries – 06/10/15

Fred Hansford
June 4, 2015
Services for Fred Hansford, 70, of Eupora were June 6, 2015, at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Jimmy Dale Porter officiating. Burial was in Greensboro Cemetery.

Mr. Hansford was a retired law enforcement officer … Read more

Head Start garden

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Children at Eupora Head Start, assisted by teacher Ida Brunty, tend to a garden at the center. The children learned about planting and gardening during April — … Read more

County’s unemployment rate 6.1 percent

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From Staff Reports

Webster County’s unemployment rate decreased nine-tenths of a percentage point to 6.1 percent in April, according to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.

The jobless rate was 7 percent in March, while unemployment was at 8.5 percent … Read more

Lease-purchase proposed for courthouse

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

Webster County supervisors are considering a lease-purchase contract for construction of the new courthouse in Walthall.

Paul Bagley, partner with JH&H Architects of Flowood, and David Marsh, president of Jackson-based Benchmark Construction Corp., met … Read more

Checkpoints lead to pot arrests

County deputies recovered 54 grams of marijuana, digital scales and $3,650 from a vehicle during a safety checkpoint early Saturday on Hwy. 50 East. Two felony arrests were made.

From Staff & Press Reports

Five people were arrested on marijuana-related charges, including three on felonies, during local checkpoints the last two weekends. City and county law enforcement officers found nearly 160 grams total of the drug in the vehicles … Read more

Youth group returns to Mission Arlington

Micah Gray holds a baby girl at one of the Arlington apartment complexes where the FBC Eupora team was helping deliver furniture to a needy family last summer.

By Gwen Sisson

First Baptist Church of Eupora’s Student Minister Kevin Barnette said, as a student, Mission Arlington trips were pivotal in his view of local missions, and it is an opportunity he wants FBC Eupora students to share.

“It … Read more

All-Star game

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Eupora High School’s Lamontae Salley (34) takes a handoff from West quarterback Jase Stroupe of Falkner High School during the third annual Northeast Mississippi Football Coaches Association All-Star Game. … Read more