News

Time Capsules

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago:

Jan. 5, 1939

Thomas B. Murrah New Store Manager

Friends are congratulating Thomas B. Murrah, young Eupora businessman, on his recent promotion to manager of Eupora Volunteer Food Store.

Mr. … Read more

Webster County … a year in review

By Daniel Brunty

The Webster Progress-Times

 

2013 was a year filled with joys and sorrows for Webster County and its residents. But with a new year comes new hopes and opportunities, as the county continues to strive for prosperity … Read more

Officials organize Reentry Council to address recidivism

From Press Reports

 

Officials spanning the spectrum of the criminal justice system as well as religious and civil liberties organizations gathered Dec. 19 to begin work on a program to help former inmates become productive, law abiding citizens and … Read more

Bring a garden gnome home to your landscape

By Gary R. Bachman

MSU Horticulturist

Coastal Research & Extension Center

 

Even though the weather in the middle of winter prevents much gardening with plants, dedicated and enthusiastic gardeners find ways to keep fun and interest in the yard … Read more

Voter ID Card Information

Beginning with the June 3 primary election, all Mississippians voting at the polls will be required to show a photo ID card.

Individuals voting in person by absentee ballot in person in the circuit clerk’s office before the June 3 … Read more

PBS program rewards students

From School Reports

 

Eupora Elementary held its PBS (Positive Behavior Support) program on Dec. 11.

Students are rewarded for demonstrating positive behavior through Eagle Bucks. Students spend their Eagle Bucks on various things throughout the nine weeks, such as … Read more

Lady Wolverines drop overtime contest to Columbus

By Austin Bishop

The Webster Progress Times

 

Turnovers proved costly for the Lady Wolverines of East Webster High School on Saturday as Columbus used heavy ball pressure to take a 54-50 overtime win in the Immanuel Christian School Classic.… Read more

Jail Docket

Dec. 20

Laura A. Pittman, DOB 10-04-64, BF; SO7: possession of marijuana in motor vehicle, suspended DL and no seatbelt.

Dec. 21

Joshua Reed Pittman, DOB 10-27-93, WM; G1: DUI-1st and improper equipment.

Dec. 26

Ray D. Robinson, DOB 01-25-62, … Read more

Obituaries

W.H. ‘Billy’

Blain Jr.

Dec. 15, 2013

Services for W. H. “Billy” Blain Jr., 89, of Kilmichael were Dec. 18, 2013, at Oliver Funeral Home in Winona with the Rev. Gary Jackson officiating. Burial was in Greensboro Cemetery.

He was … Read more

County’s unemployment rate 11 percent in November

From Staff Reports

 

Webster County’s unemployment rate for November was down from October but was up from November 2012, based on data released last week by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.

The county reported a 11 percent rate, … Read more