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Man faces felony charges

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Local authorities added another drug charge against a man they arrested earlier this month on a felony drug warrant. K-9 Deputy Casey Henderson stopped a vehicle containing the man with an active felony warrant…

City sales tax revenue flat

From Staff Reports Eupora’s sales tax revenue for January was flat compared with the same month last year, new reports show. The city received a transfer of $32,778 from the Mississippi Department of Revenue. That’s $68, or a fraction of…

Church, 4-H club host CPR class

From Press Reports Pleasant Hill U.M. Church and the Controllers Generation II 4H Club hosted a CPR class March 7 at the church. Participants included employees from Mississippi State University, Ability Works of Starkville, Mississippi Department of Transportation, Mississippi Regional…

MSU-based network seeks rainfall observers

From Press, Staff Reports The Mississippi Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network again is looking to recruit new observers of rainfall throughout the state. Based at Mississippi State, the organization commonly referred to as CoCoRaHS is a joint effort…

Time Capsules Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago: March 31, 1938 Some Eggs C.W. McCain of Tomnolen, Webster County’s largest poultry producer, on last Friday sold the Jitney-Jungle here 1,200 dozen eggs. It is believed that this is the largest single producer-to-dealer transaction ever recorded…

Calendar of Events

Master Masons Degree Eupora Lodge # 423 will confer the Master Masons Degree on March 29 at 7 p.m. The lodge will have a supper at 6:30 p.m. and the degree will follow. All Master Masons are invited and urged…

House passes variety of bills

By Rep. Joey Hood District 35 House members passed a variety of bills last week in advance of upcoming deadlines during the last few weeks of the 2013 legislative session. Most of the bills came before the House for a…

Hospital provides safe boating tips

By Todd Shettles NMMC-Eupora Keep the fun on the water coming – whether it’s fishing boat, a canoe or a personal watercraft that “floats your boat.” Operator inexperience, inattention, recklessness and speeding are the four leading causes of tragic watercraft…

Garden Club observes Arbor Day

By Dottie Dewberry For the WPT MABEN — The Maben Home and Garden Club recognized the state of Mississippi’s Arbor Day Celebration by donating and planting the state tree, a magnolia, on the campus of West Oktibbeha County High School.…

EES receives ExxonMobil Grant

From School Reports Eupora Elementary School is the recipient of a 2012 Educational Alliance Math & Science Grant. The $500 grant was proudly awarded to EES by local service station Walthall Quick Stop and ExxonMobil Fuels Marketing Co. Grant funds…