News

School Board revises policy

From Staff Reports

 

Webster County School Board members approved revision of a district policy at a previous meeting.

They approved the revision to the “Promotion and Retention” policy at the request of Superintendent Jack Treloar, according to minutes of … Read more

Ansell Hawkeye rescinds layoff notices

From Press, Staff Reports

 

Ansell Hawkeye Inc. has announced the cancellation of the anticipated pending layoffs at its Eupora facility.

Ansell Hawkeye previously communicated to appropriate government authorities its plans to move forward with reducing production staffing levels beginning … Read more

Man faces questioning in area crimes

Williams

From Press, Staff Reports

 

A Webster County man wanted for questioning on multiple crimes in the state was picked up by Chickasaw County law enforcement Saturday afternoon.

John Curtis Williams, 27, was transported to Calhoun County, where he was … Read more

Burchfield elected mayor; Gary, alderman at-large

Burchfield

By Russell Hood

The Webster Progress-Times

 

Alderman-at-large Dan Burchfield is now Eupora’s mayor-elect after winning a three-man race in Tuesday’s general election.

The four-term alderman was elected mayor by garnering 295 votes (41.5 percent), according to complete but unofficial … Read more

New vendors at Farmers’ Market

For the WPT

 

The Maben Farmers’ Market welcomed three new vendors with unique products last week.

David and Linda Early of Clarkson community near Mathiston brought lots of potatoes freshly dug from their patch Friday. David says that potatoes … Read more

Emmerich Newspapers acquires Kosciusko Star-Herald

From press reports

 

Emmerich Newspapers has acquired the The Star-Herald in Kosciusko, Mississippi from Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc. Dirks, Van Essen & Murray, a newspaper merger and acquisition firm in Santa Fe, New Mexico, represented CNHI in the transaction.… Read more

NMMC-Eupora, foundation awards medical scholarships

From Press Reports

 

North Mississippi Medical Center-Eupora has awarded medical scholarships to Madison Smith and Drew Gray of Eupora High School, and Ashleigh McClellan of East Webster High School.

Smith is the seventh recipient of the $1,000 Harold H. … Read more

Honor rolls

Eupora Elementary School has released its Honor Roll for the fourth nine weeks:

A Honor Roll

First Grade: Tiana Desinay Bingham, Jacob Lane Carson, Lydia Joelle Conley, Anna Blaine Cummings, Andrew Conner Dabbs, Annelise Mae Davis, Kaitlyn Sue Edwards, Anna … Read more

911 calls

May 28

11:32 a.m., medical, Church Street; EMS, Mathiston FD respond.

11:50 a.m., tree down, Cadaretta Road; District 2 responds.

May 29

12:58 a.m., medical, Old Walthall Road; EMS responds.

2:28 a.m., breaking and entering, Westwood Drive; Eupora PD responds.… Read more

Grand jury issues report

From Staff Reports

 

Webster County grand jurors who were recalled last month have submitted a report of their investigations.

The grand jury, which was empaneled in January, was recalled May 21. After investigating 42 reported crimes and questioning 18 … Read more