News

County jobless rate up

From Staff, Press Reports

 

The unemployment rate in Webster County was 12.8 percent in May, up 1.2 percentage points.

May’s jobless rate also remained above the 11.4 percent recorded last year at this time. The unemployment rate was 11.6 … Read more

Final Reading Program a treasure

By Librarian Fran Smith

Webster County Public Library

 

The final Summer Reading Program at Webster County Public Library on June 25 was a treasure.

Dressed as the pirate, Capt. Jack Sparrow, Ms. Bonnie read “Do Pirates Take A Bath?” … Read more

Freedom celebration

The Webster County Baptist Association Choir and Orchestra performs patriotic songs during the first-ever Freedom Celebration at First Baptist Church of Mathiston. The June 30 event featured choir and orchestra members from churches through the county. The celebration was under … Read more

UMW honors Curry for service

For the WPT

 

Mathiston United Methodist Church is pastored by the Revs. Franklin Lowe and Roger Miller. Both have high praise for Susan Curry and the work she does to support the church. A presentation June 30 surprised Curry, … Read more

Obituaries

Larry Noble Mays

June 26, 2013

Services for Larry Noble Mays, 65, of Moss Point, formerly of Eupora, were June 30, 2013, at Dumas Chapel Methodist Church. Burial was in North Union Cemetery.

He died June 26, 2013.

Survivors include … Read more

Tips for calling 911 on a cell phone

By Jimmy McLemore

Webster County

911 Director

The Webster County 911 Center would like to pass along some information and tips on using cell phones for emergency 911 calls.

Anyone making a 911 call from a cell phone should remember … Read more

911 calls

June 24

9:15 a.m., medical, East Gum Avenue; EMS responds.

11:29 a.m., medical, West Clark Street; EMS, Eupora FD respond.

12:05 p.m., medical, Cumberland Road; EMS responds.

12:47 p.m., disturbance, Waterworks Road; Eupora PD responds.

4:52 p.m., alarm, North Gold; … Read more

Calendar of Events

Schaefer Reunion

J.D. Schaefer, Tom Schaefer and Lorene Schaefer Cummins invite all descended family, all extended family and all family friends of the Peter Joseph Schaefer family to an old-fashioned family reunion at the old home place of Antley Joe … Read more

Maben hangs flags early for July 4

By Terry Harpole

For the WPT

 

When people drive through the town of Maben on Highway 15, they will quickly have the feeling the people of Maben and the area are patriotic and respect the flag.

Thanks to Maben … Read more