Category: News

School Board approves policy revisions

From Staff Reports The Webster County School Board has approved revisions to three policies concerning compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The policies revised March 20 were “ADA — Non-Discrimination,” “ADA Procedures (Employees and School Visitors)” and “Section 504…

Former resident wins national writing contest

By Joel McNeese The Calhoun County Journal Former Webster Countian Whitney White has been named a finalist in a national writing contest sponsored by Faith Radio that will enable her to travel to St. Paul, Minnesota, in July to take…

Local tapped for All-Mississippi Academic Team

From Press Reports Meridian Community College sophomores J.T. Champion and Jay Fritts were named to the All-Mississippi Community College Academic Team during the All-Mississippi Recognition Luncheon held March 22 in Jackson Champion, a graduate of East Webster High School, was…

MCC student is academic award winner

From Press Reports Meridian Community College sophomore John Taylor “J.T.” Champion was tapped as one of 50 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Gold Scholars and will receive a $1,500 scholarship in connection with the recognition. Phi Theta Kappa, the international…

Citywide smokefree ordinance proposed

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times A proposed smokefree ordinance for Eupora is under consideration by the Board of Aldermen. Keetha Mosley, director of the Mississippi Tobacco-Free Coalition of Choctaw, Montgomery and Webster Counties, presented a model ordinance prohibiting smoking…

City slates hearing on water rates

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times City leaders have adopted an ordinance to raise water service rates, pending final approval after a public hearing. The Eupora Board of Aldermen formally begin the process last May of increasing city water rates.…

MFC employee who found missing person called ‘hometown hero’

From Press Reports Mississippi Forestry Commission employee David Morelan of Eupora is a hometown hero. On April 6, he an was assisting in a search party effort for a person who had been missing since the previous Sunday, April 2.…

Host of locals selected for all-star games

By Rocky Higginbotham Webster Progress Times It seems rosters for all-star contests popped up on a daily basis following spring break, and there’s plenty of recognition for basketball, baseball and football players from both Eupora and East Webster. Rosters for…

Local student among Borlaug Scholars

From Press Reports High school students from across the state spent March 24 at Mississippi State University discussing how to solve world hunger. Students conducted research and completed an essay that focused on out-of-the-box solutions for solving global food insecurity…

Church news

Pleasant Hill Spring revival at Pleasant Hill M.B. Church in Kilmichael will be April 12-14 at 7 nightly. The Rev. Nelson Forrest will be the speaker. Relay for Life salad luncheon The Relay for Life team of First Baptist Church…