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Webster County historic courthouse burns

By Ruthie Robison The Webster Progress Times An early morning fire gutted and destroyed most of the historic Webster County Courthouse. Around 2:30 a.m. the Walthall Volunteer Fire Department with Eupora Volunteer Fire Department backing up responded to an alert,…

Aldermen approve employee pay raises

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Eupora leaders have approved pay raises for city employees upon the recommendation of Mayor Tommy Lott. When the Board of Aldermen adopted the budget for this fiscal year on Sept. 13, it did so…

Police make drug arrest

From Staff Reports A weekend traffic stop in the city resulted in a felony drug arrest, according to the Eupora Police Department. Police Chief Gregg Hunter said Officer Tayler Hitt stopped a vehicle about 6:30 p.m. Sunday on West Roane…

Vandals spray-paint graffiti at EHS

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Police are investigating the spray-painting of graffiti that included profanity and at least one threatening message on the Eupora High School campus. The vandalism was discovered and reported to the Eupora Police Department about…

Emergency declaration includes county

From Press, Staff Reports Gov. Phil Bryant declared a state of emergency Monday for Webster and other counties impacted by freezing rain, flooding and severe weather. Nearly 60 Mississippi counties reported effects from the storms, including Webster, where schools were…

Calendar of Events

Brunswick stew fundraiser A Brunswick stew fundraiser will be at 11 a.m. Jan. 19 at the Stewart Fire Department. The meal, which is $5, includes stew, cornbread/crackers, dessert and drink. Stew will also be available for $20 a gallon, $10…

Perrigan MDOC award recipient

The Mississippi Department of Corrections has announced the October, November and December Region I Community Corrections employee award recipients for the fourth quarter of 2012. Award recipients included Field Officer III Michael Perrigan of Eupora, who received an Extra Effort…

Supervisors rehire employees

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times WALTHALL — Supervisors rehired all Webster County employees at their first meeting of 2013, but two were rehired with conditions attached. The Board of Supervisors voted Jan. 7 to rehire all county employees on…

Local author teaches children about Jesus in new book

From Press Reports Author Whitney Yarber White of Eupora announces the release of her new children’s book “Don’t Swallow the Baby Jesus.” In “Don’t Swallow the Baby Jesus,” readers will join brothers Aaron and Aaden as they decorate for Christmas.…

Snowmen sneak into story hour

By Dottie Dewberry For the WPT MABEN — Finally, it was a beautiful sunshiny day for the return of the weekly story hour at the Maben Public Library on Jan. 11. Ms. Mary chose to read “Snowmen at Night” for…