Youth erecting flagpoles for Eagle Scout Project

Bailey (center) and volunteers put the finishing touches on the wooden form for the flagpole concrete pads at the Mathiston Veterans Monument site. They were working there Oct. 18.

For the WPT

MATHISTON — On Oct. 18, William “Brett” Bailey, a senior at East Webster High School, began work on his Eagle Scout Project: the erecting of two flagpoles adjacent to the soon-to-be constructed veterans monument in Mathiston.

The … Read more

Disaster Relief Team


H.L. Rowlen of the Webster County Baptist Disaster Relief Team saws lumber for a new building behind the Webster County Baptist Association’s office to house its disaster relief trailer. … Read more

Weather Channel makes stop in Eupora

The Weather Channel’s special projects producer Trish Ragsdale, Seidel and Wilson (far right) visit with Eupora High Principal Laci Knight.

From Staff Reports

The Weather Channel made a Fall Tour stop in Eupora on Oct. 3 to celebrate the beauty of the season and the “It’s Amazing Out There” moments it brings.

TWC’s Mike Seidel and Alex Wilson broadcast live … Read more

Trunk-or-Treat set for Friday night


By Gwen Sisson

It’s an occasion where chocolate makes everything better.

The sixth annual Community Trunk-or-Treat event is set for 6-7 p.m. Friday in downtown Eupora. Trunks full of candy will be lined up along the “high side” of downtown … Read more

911 Calls – 10/29/2014

Oct. 20
2:30 p.m., medical, North Dunn Street; EMS responds.
5:26 p.m., medical, Shady Grove Road; EMS, Tomnolen FD respond.

Oct. 21
5:58 a.m., reckless driver, Hwy. 15, Maben; Maben PD, MHP respond.
7:48 a.m., medical, East Walnut; EMS responds.… Read more

Church News – 10/29/2014

Trunk-or-Treat 2014 is set for Oct. 31 from 6-7 p.m. in downtown Eupora.

Churches and community groups are encouraged to bring candy and have a “trunk” at this year’s event, which is sponsored by Eupora First Baptist and Eupora … Read more

Holmes closes out 2014 in fine fashion with win over NEMCC

By Steve Diffey
Special to The Progress Times

The Holmes Community College Bulldogs used a powerful running game of more than 400 yards to topple the Northeast Mississippi Community College Tigers in Booneville Thursday night, 37-20, in the season finale … Read more