Category: News

Park director reports on improvements

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Park Director Rusty Bowen gave his first report since being hired last month to the Eupora Board of Aldermen on March 7. Mayor Dan Burchfield told aldermen the city had

Editorial Roundup – 03/16/2016

State can’t afford Reeves’ tax cuts Tate Reeves’ crystal ball must have a rosy tint to it. It certainly seems unrealistic and imprudent, based on Mississippi’s recent economic trends, for the lieutenant governor to be pushing this year for a…

Education notes – 03/16/2016

Local student President’s Scholar at Hinds CCC Hinds Community College President’s Scholars have been named for the fall 2015 semester. President’s Scholars are those with a cumulative 4.0 grade point average.

Time Capsules – 03/16/2016

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files 75 Years Ago: March 13, 1941 Salt Creek News: Mrs. Jim Ray and baby of Calhoun City and Mr. and Mrs. Lester Connell spent Monday with their mother and grandmother, Mrs. T.C. Wilson. Mrs.…

Holmes CC drops two fast-pitch games to EMCC

From school reports The visiting Holmes Community College fast-pitch softball suffered two losses last week to East Mississippi Community College 8-4 and 5-1. With the losses, the Lady Bulldogs fell to 6-10-1. Holmes was set to host East Central on…

City of Eupora approves new speed bump

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times The issue of how best to slow traffic down on Gwenn Ray Drive resulted in two split votes during last week’s three-hour meeting of the Eupora Board of Aldermen. The matter was first discussed…

911 Calls – 03/16/2016

March 7 7:15 a.m., controlled burn, Taylor Road; Forestry responds. 7:52 a.m., stolen property, Veterans Memorial Boulevard; Eupora PD responds. 11:04 a.m., controlled burn, Grady Road; Forestry responds. 12:45 p.m., reckless driver, Hwy. 9; Webster SO responds.

Calendar of Events – 03/16/2016

Blackhawk singing A bluegrass, country and gospel singing will be March 19 at Black Hawk Old School at 6 p.m. It will feature the Eddie Pilgrim Family, Russell Burton, Donnie Buckner, Tommy Armstrong and Alexis Turnipseed. Merit Banquet The Eupora…

Trump, Clinton carry county

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton carried Webster County and won the presidential primaries March 8 in Mississippi, according to unofficial final results. Trump carried Webster with a little over 50 percent of…