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Time Capsules

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago:
June 22, 1939

Peery’s Novel Will Be Released Sept. 6

“Stark Summer,” a novel written by James Robert Peery and placed with Harper & Brothers last year, will be on … Read more

Camp for aspiring sports writers set for July 26

From staff reports

Those interested in learning to write sports for a hobby or profession or how to have their sports photographs published are invited to take part in a sports writing/sports photography camp that will be held at three … Read more

911 calls

June 9

7:48 a.m., locked vehicle, East Roane Avenue; Eupora PD responds.
8:45 a.m., alarm, … Read more

Know your risk of stroke

From NMMC-Eupora

Anyone can have a stroke no matter your age, race or gender. But the chances of having a stroke increase if a person has certain risk factors, or criteria that can cause a stroke.
Men traditionally have had … Read more

Unemployment rate 10.2 percent

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

The unemployment rate for Webster County dropped to 10.2 percent for April.
That’s according to the latest data from the Mississippi Department of Employment Security. The rate was 12 percent in March and 11.4 … Read more

City battling neighborhood blight

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

City officials have begun taking action toward cleaning up neighborhood blight in Eupora.
Six addresses have been identified as blighted and are scheduled for a public hearing before structures on the lots are torn … Read more

County prepares for runoff election

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran carried Webster County in the Republican primary but is headed to a runoff with state Sen. Chris McDaniel.
The McDaniel-Cochran race is going to a June 24 runoff because a … Read more

School Board hires certified staff

From Staff Reports

Webster County School District board members have approved the hiring of certified staff for the 2014-15 school year.
They did so May 12 upon the recommendation of Superintendent of Education Jack Treloar, according to… Read more

Bikers show support for fallen hero

PHOTO BY JIMMY FORRESTER
Bikers line up for the Keith Crenshaw Memorial Ride.

From Staff Reports

The second Cpl. Keith Crenshaw Memorial Ride was deemed a success, with double the turnout of last year and over $2,500 raised.
More than 60 bikers from north and central Mississippi participated in Saturday morning’s motorcycle ride, … Read more

First UMC honors Harper family

The Harper family

By Gwen Sisson

When the announcement was made, there was not a “dry eye in the house.”
For First United Methodist Church of Eupora, it was heartbreaking to hear the news that its well-loved pastor of seven years, the Rev. … Read more