Category: News

Mantee Depot renovation underway

Renovation of the Mantee Depot is underway.

For the WPT

It’s resurrection day in Mantee! Sept. 9 was the first day of the renovation of Mantee’s railroad depot.
In 1904 the Mobile Jackson, referred to as MJ and Kansas City Railroad, was built through the community. According … Read more

Funeral home welcomes new staff at Wise Reed

Elton Dorroh, Willie Reed and Bill Reed

Submitted by Wise Reed Funeral Home

Wise Reed Funeral Home is proud to welcome Elton and Diane Dorroh to its staff. Each of them provides a warm, friendly smile during times of need.… Read more

Trail of Faith

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TERA RAY
Tyler Smith makes his way through Eupora on Maddie “Mad-Cap” Blaylock en route from northeast Louisiana to Washington. … Read more

Clinic hosts trick-or-treaters

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Providers and staff at Eupora Pediatric Clinic provided candy for some early trick-or-treaters the day before Halloween.… Read more

Vigil to raise awareness of lung cancer 

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By Chelle F. Stephenson
For the WPT

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and if you want to help make profound change for lung cancer – the time is now!

We will be hosting a Shine a Light on Lung … Read more

Rotary honors Student of the Month

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Teresa Whitaker and Taylor South

From Staff Reports

Taylor South is the Eupora Rotary Club’s Student of the Month for November. She chose Teresa Whitaker as Teacher of the Month. They were honored at the club’s Nov. 3 luncheon.… Read more

Former Oktibbeha County sheriff’s portrait hangs in Starkville library

PHOTO BY TERRY HARPOLE
This painting of the late Bill Harpole was given to the Starkville Public Library on Nov. 9, where it now hangs in the Oktibbeha County Law Library. The late Col. George N. Randolph painted the portrait.

By Terry Harpole

Back in the late ’90s, before the Harpole Family Reunion near Maben, dairy farmer Fred Blocker of the Oktoc community near Starkville and the Starkville Masonic Lodge loaned a painting of William Thomas “Bill” Harpole to be … Read more

Longview Opry

Longview Opry Band members Glen Brown, Joy Hendricks, Gary Grammer, Billy Joe McGinnis, Jerry Wayne McGinnis, Bill Alford and Ronnie Massie

Jim Henry shows a plaque sent to the Longview Opry from Gov. … Read more

Springfield excited about getting chance to play on next level

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East Webster Head Coach Lee Berryhill (back l.) and assistant softball coaches Kenneth Dean (front  r.) and Jason Smith (back r.) join senior Bailie Springfield on the day of her signing with Delta State University.

By Austin Bishop
Webster Progress Times

While Bailie Springfield got a chance to live one of her dreams when she signed to play softball for Delta State University on Thursday, there is another goal she is focusing on as well.… Read more