Qualifying period opens in Mississippi

From Press Reports

The qualifying period for state elected offices is now open in Mississippi. These offices are open for election in 2015:
• Statewide Elected Officials
• State Senators and Representatives
• Transportation and Public Service Commissioners… Read more

Pay up or be locked up

From Webster County Justice Court

The Webster County Justice Court will be collecting past-due fines.

If you owe fines to the court and you are not making timely payments, a warrant for your arrest will be issued. These warrants will … Read more

Vaughan’s Vocabulary – 01/07/2015

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary.

One of my favorite pop music groups from the 1960s and 1970s was Paul Revere and the Raiders. A few years into its career, “Featuring Mark Lindsay” was added to … Read more

Letters to the Editor – 01/07/2015

Beware of scam phone calls
On the evening of Dec. 30, while busy with other things, I answered the phone to be greeted by a friendly voice.

The man calling identified himself as Jason Rebekman, and started his talk with … Read more

Time Capsules – 01/07/2015

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago: Jan. 4, 1940

Watson Sugg Moves to Ackerman Hotel
A.W. Sugg Sr., prominent Eupora businessman and sheriff of Webster County from 1932 to 1936, has purchased the Pinnix Hotel at … Read more

911 Calls – 01/07/2015

Dec. 29
7:35 p.m., welfare check, Church Street; Mathiston PD responds.
7:45 p.m., locked car, West Roane; Eupora PD responds.
9:40 p.m., child playing with phone, Edgewood Drive; no action taken.
10:42 p.m., hang-up, Westwood Drive; … Read more