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Walk for Diabetes this weekend

Walkers, runners, bicyclers and skaters alike will join friends, family members, co-workers and pets to walk for a healthier Mississippi on Sunday, when Columbus hosts Mississippi’s Walk for Diabetes at The Riverwalk, just south of U.S. 82 at U.S. 45.…

Calendar of Events

Mobile WIN Job Center The Mobile WIN Job Center will set up shop from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 25 at the former Garan factory on Highway 9 South in Eupora. The mobile units are valuable tools for job…

Coalition applauds local smokefree town

From Press Reports The Mississippi Tobacco-Free Coalition of Choctaw, Montgomery and Webster Counties congratulates the town of Mathiston for protecting the health of citizens from exposure to secondhand smoke through comprehensive smokefree air ordinances. “It is important to recognize these…

Seining for prawns muddy job

By Dottie Dewberry For the WPT Sept. 29 was the day to drain the pond, capture the prawns, wash them off, ice them, sack them up and sell them by the pound out at the Simmons Farm out in the…

Jobless rate drops 2 percent in Webster County

From Press, Staff Reports Webster County’s unemployment rate dropped 2 percent in August, the latest figures show. The August jobless rate was 10.7 percent, which compares to 12.7 percent in July and 13.6 percent in August 2011. Out of a…

WCSB adopts tax note measure

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times The Webster County School Board plans to borrow money to cover East Webster High School construction costs until reimbursement funds are received. Superintendent of Education Treloar presented a resolution to the board for a…

‘Pride of Eupora’ earns Superior ratings

By Amy Rollins For the WPT The Pride of Eupora Marching Band competed in the Mississippi High School Activities Association State Marching Festival in Grenada on Saturday. This competition serves as a qualifying event for the MHSAA State Marching Competition.…

County, city contract with CodeRED

From Press Reports Webster County and the city of Eupora have contracted with Emergency Communications Network LLC to license its CodeRED high-speed notification solution. The CodeRED system provides officials the ability to quickly deliver messages to targeted areas or the…

Officials probe 2 area fires

From Press, Staff Reports Oktibbeha County Fire Services Coordinator Kirk Rosenhan said he has reported two area structure fires to the state fire marshal’s office because he believes they may have originated as a result of arson. The Mathiston and…

Farmers

By Jane Collins, Manager Maben Farmers’ Market MABEN — The Maben Farmers’ Market is alive and well on Saturdays from 8 until 11 a.m. The Maben Chamber of Commerce-sponsored Farmers’ Market is the scene of sales from area vendors and…