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Eupora Fire Department contains 2 structure fires

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times The Eupora Fire Department responded to two structure fires in two days earlier this week. The first was an accidental fire that occurred about 4:15 p.m. Sunday on Richard Allred’s property at 547 Whitt…

Circuit judges issue orders in cases

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times WALTHALL — Matters handled by circuit judges during the vacation term of Webster County Circuit Court include these criminal cases: Charles Erwin, 52 of Lexington pleaded guilty July 31 to possession of cocaine (less…

Arrest made in robbery

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Eupora police have charged a young woman in connection with last week’s armed robbery of a downtown business. The crime occurred Oct. 16 at Pear Tree Corner, which is on the northwest corner of…

Nunnelee tours Maben business

By Terry Harpole For the WPT MABEN — Congressman Alan Nunnelee on Monday paid a welcome visit to one of Maben’s newest businesses on Industrial Park Road. The 1st District Republican representative from Tupelo was accompanied by his wife, Tori,…

Qualified voters can vote absentee

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Qualified residents may cast absentee ballots for the Nov. 6 presidential election now through Nov. 3 in the Webster County circuit clerk’s office in Walthall. The ballot includes contested races in the U.S. Senate…

District clarifies tax note process

vFrom Press, Staff Reports Webster County Schools will assess millage only as a last resort and if necessary to repay a tax note being issued to cover the cost of construction at East Webster High School’s campus in Cumberland. As…

City sales tax revenue up

City sales tax collections in August were up more than $3,700 over the same month a year earlier. Sales tax revenue for August reached $37,936 in Eupora, an 11 percent increase over the $34,200 collected in August 2011. Collections since…

Fred’s honors local pharmacist

From Press Reports As part of its celebration of American Pharmacists Month in October, fred’s Pharmacy, a chain of more than 340 pharmacies, is honoring Butch Bagwell, fred’s pharmacist in Eupora. Fred’s American Pharmacists Month Recognition Program invited fred’s Pharmacy…

Fall produce featured at market

By Jane Collins, Manager Maben Farmers’ Market MABEN — The Maben Farmers’ Market featured large quantities of fall produce Saturday. William Shaw offered his usual variety of greens, collards, tomatoes and fresh peanuts. I purchased a mess of collards and…

Vaughan receives Hinds scholarship

The Hinds Community College Foundation recognized its 2012-13 scholarship recipients, donors and honorees at a scholarship reception Sept. 27 at the Muse Center on the Rankin campus. Among those recognized was recipient Ashley Vaughan of Mantee, who received the Mary…