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Drug Court completes statewide system

From Press Reports The creation of a drug court for the Fifth Circuit Court District completes statewide coverage of drug courts in Mississippi. All 22 Circuit Court districts now operate drug courts. Circuit judges Joseph Loper of Ackerman and Clarence…

Traffic stop leads to meth arrests

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Two local men face charges after the discovery of drugs and a working meth lab during a traffic stop. Webster County Sheriff Tim Mitchell said after receiving a report of a suspicious vehicle on…

Profile 2013 submissions requested

The Progress-Times will publish its annual Profile edition on March 28. The theme of this tribute to our community is “Inspire Tomorrow.” We invite anyone interested to submit information, features or photos about their civic club, church, non-profit organization, community…

EWH grad Shenanigan’s Parade ‘colleen’ 2013

From Press Reports Kristin Young of Gulfport, a graduate of East Webster High School, has been elected as the 2013 Shenanigan’s Parade and events “colleen.” Sponsored by the Mississippi Gulf Coast chapter of Quota International, Shenanigan’s is a family-oriented parade…

Calendar of Events

Gospel singing A gospel music jubilee will be at 6 p.m. March 9 at the Gore Springs Community Center. Admission is $5. Featured groups will be the Trailsmen, the Tracemen, Redeemed and Chosen Road. Friends of the Library The regular…

1st Pitch Banquet huge success

From Press Reports In August, the Eupora High School Baseball Boosters assembled to make plans for the baseball program for the upcoming school year. At this meeting the boosters were introduced to new Head Coach Brad Mitchell. As a result…

Texas couple visits area first time in years

From Press Reports MABEN — On Feb. 15, Robert “Bob” Bothwell and his wife, Sue, came to Maben and Starkville for the first time since 1972. The Bothwells now live in Fort Worth, Texas, and he has many relatives in…

EFUMC crowns Mardi Gras Royal Court

From Church Reports The Eupora First United Methodist Church celebrated its fifth annual Mardi Gras Pancake Supper with the crowning of a Royal Court. “In the past we have only crowned a king and queen, but this year our Social…

Sales tax revenue drops in December

From Staff Reports December sales tax collections were down in Eupora and Mathiston, according to the latest Mississippi Department of Revenue report. Eupora’s December sales tax revenues were $36,347, a 31.5 percent decrease from $53,111 in December 2011. Collections since…