News

County applying for Homeland Security grant

By Russell Hood

The Webster Progress-Times

 

Webster County will seek a grant that would provide a new vehicle for the Sheriff’s Department and radios capable of communicating statewide in emergency situations.

On Monday, the Board of Supervisors authorized Emergency … Read more

Obituaries

Billy ‘B.R.’ Forbes

April 28, 2013

Services for Billy “B.R.” Forbes, 74, of Stewart were May 1, 2013, at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora. Burial was in Greensboro Cemetery.

Mr. Forbes was a member of Union Baptist Church, and … Read more

Church welcoming youth minister, fiancée

From Church Reports

 

The end of May and the first of June will bring big changes for Kevin Barnette, the newly appointed youth minister at First Baptist Church of Eupora.

He will graduate from Boyce College in Louisville, Ky.; … Read more

Webster School Board accepts timber bids

From Staff Reports

 

Webster County School District board members accepted 16th Section timber bids last week.

Bids were taken on three tracts of timber on May 6. Superintendent Jack Treloar, according to the minutes, recommended the board accept two … Read more

Maben Farmers’ Market opens this Saturday

By Jane Collins, Manager

Maben Farmers’ Market

 

Saturday, May 18, is opening day for the Maben Farmers’ Market on the lot next to the Maben Post Office.

We will be in operation every Saturday through October. Vendors are welcome … Read more

Institute aids infrastructure development

By Leah Barbour

University Relations

 

By providing Magnolia State communities with infrastructure-development experts and other resources, a Mississippi State-based service institute continues working to improve the quality of life in rural municipalities.

Since its establishment in 1976, the John … Read more

City opens HOME contractor bids

By Russell Hood

The Webster Progress-Times

 

Aldermen have taken bids for demolition and reconstruction of three substandard houses in the city under advisement.

Mayor Tommy Lott opened the bids from housing contractors on behalf of three homeowners during a … Read more

Courthouse awaits engineer’s study

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

A structural engineer is to determine whether or not the Webster
County courthouse can be restored from the shell remaining after it
burned in January.

The Board of Supervisors voted Monday to contract with … Read more

City sales tax revenue down

From Staff Reports

Eupora’s sales tax revenue for February was down from the same month
last year, new reports show.

The city received a transfer of $31,113 from the Mississippi
Department of Revenue. That’s down 10.4 percent from the $34,731… Read more

Let’s rally for the Relay Friday night

By Dr. Connie Black
Relay for Life Co-Chair
Webster County

We hope by now you have your calendar marked and your plans made for
an exciting and fun-filled Friday night, April 26, 6 p.m. at the NMMC-
Eupora walking track.… Read more