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Rotary hosts state Film Office director

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Emling and Kolb

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

The staff of the Mississippi Film Office never rests because the film industry is always changing, according to its director, Ward Emling.

“It’s a growth industry,” he told Eupora Rotary Club on July 28. … Read more

BB’s Monograms

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CHARLOTTE NEWMAN/STAFF
BB’s Monograms of Eupora held a ribbon cutting and open house July 31. The new business is located at 2745 W. Roane Ave. and the phone number is 258-7045. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-1 … Read more

Scholarship recipient addresses Maben Lions Club

PHOTOS BY JANE COLLINS
Vice President Dow Carder of the Maben Lions Club with Colby Williamson, scholarship recipient

By Jane Collins, Secretary
Maben Lions Club

Colby Williamson, son of Coach and Mrs. Ken Williamson of Cumberland, was the guest of Maben Lions Club for its meeting on July 28.

He had received a $500 student scholarship to attend … Read more

County’s unemployment rate 8.4 percent

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By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

Webster County’s unemployment rate increased nine-tenths of a percentage point to 8.4 percent in June, according to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.

The revised jobless rate for May was 7.5 percent, while unemployment … Read more

Time Capsules – 08/05/15

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago: Aug. 8, 1940

Webster County Boy Grooms Famous Cow for Hollywood
When Elsie the famous Borden cow was signed to appear in a starring role in the RKO production of … Read more

2 charged in rash of burglaries

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From Press & Staff Reports

A par of arrests made Thursday ended a two-week rash of thefts in the county, authorities said.

The thefts occurred at Hebron Baptist Church on Hebron Church Road, a residence on Clarkson Road and homes … Read more

Band camps

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RUSSELL HOOD/STAFF

Eupora and East Webster high schools conducted band camps the past two weeks. At Eupora High below), where these band members were practicing Thursday, camp for percussion and rookies was the first week while full band camp was … Read more

Tux, Taps, Tiaras, Etc.

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CHARLOTTE NEWMAN/STAFF
Mary Hendrix and Gwenn Rico are the proud owners of Tux, Taps, Tiaras, Etc. of Eupora, which held a ribbon cutting and open house on July 31. … Read more