News

911 calls

Oct. 27

6:37 p.m., motor vehicle crash, Hwy. 82 West, eastbound side; Webster SO, EMS, MHP, Tomnolen FD respond.

6:43 p.m., MVC, Hwy. 82 West, eastbound side; WSO, MHP respond.

7:41 p.m., unwanted person, 633 Draine Road; WSO responds.

10:38 … Read more

Comet ISON this way comes

Rainwater Observatory in French Camp will be offering a free public program called “Comet ISON This Way Comes!” This presentation will be given on Friday, November 8, 2013, starting at 7:00 p.m. by Dr. Donna Pierce.

Comets have both frightened … Read more

Importance of flea prevention all year round

By Dr. Brandy Middleton Boykin

 

Fleas can be an overwhelming parasites during the warmer months. The reason flea infestation can occur so quickly during the warmer months is because the environment is ideal for the flea life cycle. Fleas … Read more

Time Capsules

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago:

Nov. 10, 1938

Town Farmers

On display at The Progress office this week was a huge white turnip, weight six pounds, grown by Dr. S.G. Maddox, popular dentist and alderman; … Read more

Four tough losses close out season for East Webster

By Austin Bishop

The Webster Progress-Times

 

East Webster’s season-ending loss to Eupora on Friday night was a tough one for the Wolverines, bringing to culmination a four-game stretch that saw a six-game winning streak turn into a series of … Read more

Storytime goes ‘Click, Clack, Boo!’

By Librarian Fran Smith

Webster County

Public Library

 

Children arrived dressed in their favorite Halloween costume for storytime at Webster County Public Library in Eupora on Oct. 30.

After a time of singing, Ms. Bonnie read “Click, Clack, Boo!” … Read more

Karaoke contest Saturday

By Terry Harpole

For the WPT

 

Beginning at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, the Choctaw County Karaoke Committee will have its first-ever karaoke contest and concert.

This event is going to be held at Choctaw County Community Center in Ackerman. The … Read more

Flag for new school

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Joe H. Morehead VFW Post 3806 and Ladies Auxiliary presents an American flag to East Webster School. EWHS began classes last week at its new academic facility in Cumberland. The school, following the April 2011 tornado that destroyed it, was … Read more

Fallen officer remembered for service

Eupora Police Chief Gregg Hunter (front l.) helps serve as a pallbearer at the funeral of fallen officer Keith Crenshaw, held Sunday afternoon at First Baptist Church of Eupora. The casket was covered in order to protect it from the misting rain. Police, fire and ambulance units from cities and counties throughout Mississippi and beyond led the estimated 7-mile long funeral procession to New Haven Cemetery in Choctaw County.

By Gwen Sisson

For the WPT

 

Sunday was a somber day, as law enforcement officers from around the state and areas in the Southeast joined Webster County in mourning the death of Officer Keith Crenshaw.

Members of the Patriot … Read more

Pink Power

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During the month of October the Eupora Head Start staff/children promoted “Pink Fridays,” and discussed healthy eating habits and fitness. On Oct. 18, the parents were invited to the center to participate in craft activities and a balloon launch. The … Read more