News

New scam targets utility customers

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

Area residents are being warned of another con in which a scammer is calling people and impersonating utility staff, claiming to be collecting on late bills.

Police Chief Gregg Hunter said people in Eupora, … Read more

‘Systems’ work best when people choose to know

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OXFORD — Next time you hear someone say, “I’d rather not know,” ask the person to think about it.

If it’s a private, personal matter of no concern and having no impact on a community, fine. With apologies to those … Read more

EHS Beta Club excels at convention

Beta Club officers Khalil Cain and Parker Blaylock, who received second place for his campaign board.

From School Reports

Eupora High School Senior Beta Club traveled to Tupelo on Feb. 15 to attend the annual Mississippi Senior Beta Convention.

While at convention, these 42 EHS students in grades 9-12 participated in various academic and talent competitions.… Read more

Here comes the Easter Bunny

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(Right) Los Encinos Grill in Maben is decorated for Easter photos.

By Dottie Dewberry

“Why did the rabbit cross the road?” Because it was the chicken’s day off.

Here comes Peter Cottontail hopping down the bunny trail, hippety, hoppety, Easter is on its way to the Los Encinos Grill in Maben … Read more

Razmus Circle

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Roger Miller led the March 2 meeting of the Mathiston United Methodist Church’s Razmus Circle with a discussion of different aspects of  wisdom. Miller serves as pastor of the church on alternate Sundays. … Read more

Crenshaw earns NREMT certification

Colt Crenshaw

From Staff Reports

The Eupora Fire Department announces and congratulates its newest firefighter/EMT, Colt Crenshaw, who recently earned certification by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.

“I would like to congratulate Crenshaw on his latest achievement,” Fire Chief Mitch … Read more

County’s unemployment rate 9.3 percent

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From Staff Reports

The unemployment rate for Webster County decreased nine-tenths of a percentage point to 9.3 percent in January, according to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.

The jobless rate was 10.2 percent in December, while unemployment was at … Read more