News

Man charged in Maben home invasion

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From Press Reports

 

An Ocean Springs man faces multiple charges after being arrested Sunday morning in a home invasion near Maben.

Dewayne Antoine Perry, 32, faces charges of burglary of a dwelling, possession of a firearm by a convicted … Read more

EPD makes drug arrest

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From Press reports

 

The Eupora Police Department arrested a man this weekend on a drug charge.

On Sunday, Officer Lawrence Caradine arrested Eric Jordan Ramey, 26, on West Clark Avenue for possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle and … Read more

EWHS opening school at Mathiston

From Staff Reports

East Webster High students will start the school year at the temporary campus in Mathiston because the new school building is not complete.

“Weather delays and construction delays have not allowed us to move in,” Superintendent of … Read more

Longtime Noxapater catering lady dies

The late Leola Mason at a recent Maben Farmers’ Market

By Terry Harpole

For the WPT

 

On July 27, people waiting at the Maben Farmers’ Market were met with some bad news. One of the vendors for the market, who had long ago made many friends in the area, … Read more

Church news

Walthall Baptist

Walthall Baptist Church, 6775 MS Hwy. 9, is having a rummage sale from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 3.

Many good items will be available, as will carryout grilled hamburger plates ($6) and hotdog plates ($4). All proceeds will … Read more

Verbena: A hot plant for a hot place

By Lelia Kelly and David Nagel

Extension Horticulture Specialists

Distributed by Lisa Stewart, Webster County Director

 

Need a good plant for those hot, dry, sunny places? How about verbena?

Pink, red, and white-flowering selections are common, but those aren’t … Read more

Products from 6 farms at market

By Jane Collins, Manager

Maben Farmers’ Market

 

For the first time this market season we had six vendors who brought fresh farm produce to sell.

Shane Davis was at the Maben Farmers’ Market for the second Saturday with peaches, … Read more

Time Capsules

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago:

Aug. 4, 1938

Hurricane Creek News:

Miss D’Nell Burgess and brother are visiting relatives in Eupora and Stewart.

Mrs. Willie Lou Jackson and son accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Dolph Foust … Read more

Board hears estimated costs for courthouse rebuild

­By Daniel Brunty

The Webster Progress-Times

 

An engineer and an architect presented a structural evaluation of the Webster County Courthouse and related construction cost estimates to the Board of Supervisors on July 24.

Structural engineer Mark Watson of Shannon … Read more

County unemployment rate up

From Staff Reports

 

The unemployment rate in Webster County was 13.5 percent in June, up six-tenths of a percentage point.

The unemployment rate was 12.9 percent in May. June’s jobless rate also remained above the 13.2 percent recorded last … Read more