General election set for next week


By Daniel Brunty
The Webster Progress-Times

Election Day is right around the corner and Webster County electors will have the opportunity to express their preferences through their vote.

The 2014 general election is Tuesday, Nov. 4. Webster County voters will … Read more

School district retains ‘A’ rating

From Press & Staff Reports

The Webster County School District has retained an “A” accountability rating — one of only 19 districts statewide to earn the highest letter grade.

The Mississippi Department of Education has released letter grades for schools … Read more

‘Jeopardy!’ goes back to school at EWHS


From Press Reports

Jimmy McGuire from the “Jeopardy!” Clue Crew was to demonstrate the educational tool Classroom Jeopardy! to a class at East Webster High School this morning (Wednesday).

McGuire travels the country and the world as a “roving correspondent,” … Read more

Officer Crenshaw balloon release


Friends and family of the late Keith Crenshaw release balloons in his memory from the parking lot of Eupora’s Kangaroo Express. The convenience store sponsored the balloon release in support of his family on the evening of Oct. … Read more

Building being renovated for new business


By Daniel Brunty
The Webster Progress-Times

Many Eupora residents have noticed the renovations taking place at the old Taylor-Made Equipment Co. building on Highway 182 West (1936 W. Roane Ave.).… Read more

Reindeer Race mascot visits local storytime


By Librarian Fran Smith
Webster County Library

The children attending storytime at Webster County Library in Eupora on Oct. 22 had a special guest.

The mascot reindeer for the Reindeer Race visited with the children before they had their time … Read more

PBS & AR Parties

Eupora Elementary School had a successful first nine weeks. At EES, 415 kindergarten through fifth-grade students attended the Positive Behavior Systems party for good behavior and 113 second- through fifth-grade students attended the Accelerated Reader party for achieving their reading … Read more

Operation Christmas Child






Daisy Lollar sharpens pencils that will be placed in shoeboxes at First Baptist Church of Eupora for Operation Christmas Child. FBC Eupora church members have been collecting items throughout the year in preparation … Read more

Pastor Appreciation



Bellefontaine United Methodist Church celebrates Pastor Appreciation Month with its new pastor, the Rev. Matt Tucker (front, third from right).… Read more

Youth erecting flagpoles for Eagle Scout Project

Bailey (center) and volunteers put the finishing touches on the wooden form for the flagpole concrete pads at the Mathiston Veterans Monument site. They were working there Oct. 18.

For the WPT

MATHISTON — On Oct. 18, William “Brett” Bailey, a senior at East Webster High School, began work on his Eagle Scout Project: the erecting of two flagpoles adjacent to the soon-to-be constructed veterans monument in Mathiston.

The … Read more