Category: News

Time Capsules – 11/11/2015

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files 75 Years Ago: Nov. 14, 1940 For Their Country Hoke Smith Morgan and Jesse Elmo Brooks, two volunteers from the list of selected service men, are two modern Webster County warriors who will…

School Board approves hirings

The Webster County School Board approved the hiring of a long-term substitute teacher and a bus driver at a previous meeting.

Lady Eagles opens hoops season with solid win

By Austin Bishop Webster Progress Times The Lady Eagles of Eupora High School overcame a slow start on Saturday in the Calhoun City Classic to roll to a 46-22 season-opening win over Coffeeville. “I think we were able to apply…

Boy Scout citrus, apple sale underway

For the WPT Troop 30 Boy Scouts has started their fall citrus sale that will last through the month of November. Delivery of the citrus is scheduled for about Dec. 10 or 11. Don’t miss out on this delicious fruit…

Holmes Bulldogs opens hoops season

The Holmes Community College Bulldogs went to 2-0 on the season last Thursday night with a 78-46 win over the Bears of Baton Rouge Community College. Holmes led 40-19 at halftime and then outscored the Bears 38-27 in the second…

Editorial roundup – 11/11/15

Initiative 42 predictably lost Initiative 42’s failure at the polls Tuesday was not all that surprising. Other than having more money to spend than the opposition, the effort to try to force the Mississippi Legislature’s hand when it comes to…

Murder defendant released on bond

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times A Eupora man charged with murder in the fatal shooting of his brother is out of jail pending possible indictment after a judge reduced his bail by half. Larry McMillian was released from the…

Ole Miss drops bizarre 53-52 SEC contest to Arkansas in OT

OXFORD – Sometimes, football doesn’t make sense. Trailing seven points in the first overtime and facing a 4th-and-25 from the 40-yard line, Arkansas quarterback Brandon Allen completed a pass to Hunter Henry to the 26-yard line. Henry, while being tackled…

Northwest Mississippi gains MACJC title

SENATOBIA – The wait is finally over. For the first time in 16 long years, the Northwest Rangers are MACJC Football Champions, defeating Gulf Coast 34-24 on Saturday to claim its ninth football title in program history (2015, 1999, 1992,…

911 Calls – 11/11/15

Nov. 2. 7:43 a.m., MVA, Hwy. 15 and 50 intersection; EMS, Maben Fire, MHP respond. 10:29 a.m., medical, Walnut Avenue; EMS responds. 4:34 p.m., activated fire alarm, Hall road; Eupora Fire respond. 5:16 p.m., medical, Cumberland Road; EMS respond.