News

County shares money for election costs

From Press, Staff Reports

 

Webster County will receive additional funding to help pay for elections, according to the secretary of state’s office.

The money will come from the Elections Support Fund, which totals $1.02 million.

“The Elections Support Fund … Read more

City sets budget hearing for Sept. 5

The city of Eupora has scheduled a public hearing on the proposed fiscal 2014 budget.

The hearing will be at 4 p.m. Sept. 5 at City Hall. The budget does not include a proposed tax increase, according to the hearing … Read more

Drug arrest made; break-in committed

From Staff Reports

 

Local law enforcement officers made a drug arrest Saturday night following a traffic stop.

Officer Mitch Jackson of the Eupora Police Department conducted the traffic stop on Gold Street in Eupora at 9:15 p.m. Saturday. Webster … Read more

Obituaries

Samuel T. Bell

Aug. 12, 2103

Services for Samuel T. Bell, 93, of Detroit were Aug. 24, 2013, at West End Household of Faith in Eupora. Burial followed in Embry Cemetery near Bellefontaine.

Mr. Bell died Aug. 12, 2013.

Survivors … Read more

Church news

Special Study

First Baptist Church of Eupora invites the community to a special six-week study for all ages. Groups will meet at 9:45 a.m. Sundays as part of the Sunday school hour, beginning Sept. 1.

f you need a ride … Read more

County jobless rate down to 11.9 percent in July

From Staff Reports

 

Webster County’s unemployment rate decreased to 11.9 percent in July.

The county’s adjusted unemployment rate in June was 13.6 percent. However, July’s jobless rate was up a full percentage point from the same month last year.… Read more

Utilities offer small business incentives

By Russell Hood

The Webster Progress-Times

 

The Public Service Commission is urging small business owners in Mississippi to take advantage of utility incentives.

Northern District Commissioner Brandon Presley shared information about small business rate incentives Friday in Eupora with … Read more

Supervisors retain appraiser

By Russell Hood

The Webster Progress-Times

 

The Board of Supervisors has retained a public appraiser on a contingency basis to assist Webster County with its courthouse fire insurance claim.

Supervisors voted unanimously Friday to enter into a contract with … Read more

2 hope organization will encourage people

Robinson, left, donated a kidney to Alexander.

By LaReeca Rucker

The Clarion-Ledger

 

The hunter spent his spare time chasing deer in Mississippi when he wasn’t chasing fires. Starkville firefighter Rob Robinson, 44, had been stalking bucks in his home state for years, but when he learned … Read more

Fire truck highlight of library storytime

The children check out the fire truck and equipment demonstrated by Hernandez and Love.

By Librarian Fran Smith

Webster County

Public Library

 

On Aug. 14, Storytime at Webster County Library started back up after summer vacation.

Ms. Bonnie read the book “This is my Town” by Mercer Mayer to 12 children . They … Read more