News

County prepares for runoff election

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran carried Webster County in the Republican primary but is headed to a runoff with state Sen. Chris McDaniel.
The McDaniel-Cochran race is going to a June 24 runoff because a … Read more

School Board hires certified staff

From Staff Reports

Webster County School District board members have approved the hiring of certified staff for the 2014-15 school year.
They did so May 12 upon the recommendation of Superintendent of Education Jack Treloar, according to… Read more

Bikers show support for fallen hero

PHOTO BY JIMMY FORRESTER
Bikers line up for the Keith Crenshaw Memorial Ride.

From Staff Reports

The second Cpl. Keith Crenshaw Memorial Ride was deemed a success, with double the turnout of last year and over $2,500 raised.
More than 60 bikers from north and central Mississippi participated in Saturday morning’s motorcycle ride, … Read more

First UMC honors Harper family

The Harper family

By Gwen Sisson

When the announcement was made, there was not a “dry eye in the house.”
For First United Methodist Church of Eupora, it was heartbreaking to hear the news that its well-loved pastor of seven years, the Rev. … Read more

Fire destroys home

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WEBSTER COUNTY EMA

A suspected lightning strike during Monday evening’s thunderstorm started this fire at Linda Stafford’s house at 2451 Buster Vaughn Road, according to the Webster County Emergency Management Agency. Stafford was not… Read more

New farmer at Maben Farmers’ Market

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Shane Davis of Davis Farms near Pheba shows off his luscious ripe tomatoes, fresh okra, new potatoes, yellow squash, pencil onions, and more.

By Jane Collins, Manager
Maben Farmers’ Market

Another beautiful Saturday morning in Maben brought out the crowds to enjoy the shade of the trees as they shopped for fresh vegetables grown on Davis Farms near Pheba.
Others found fried peach, … Read more

On display at the library

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To celebrate the 2014 Summer Reading Program at the Webster County Public Library, “Fizz, Boom, Read!, “ Payton Lewis has built and displayed a KNEX Roller Coaster. Payton demonstrated… Read more

Church sanctuary restoration wins award

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The restoration of Eupora First Baptist’s sanctuary has garnered a Heritage Award for the church and Belinda Stewart Architects from the Mississippi Heritage Trust.

By Gwen Sisson

Stephanie Stewart, project manager for Belinda Stewart Architects, said many of the comments she has heard after the renovation of Eupora’s First Baptist Church sanctuary were, “It looks like it was always suppose to be like this.”… Read more

MSU graduate with local ties gets surprise

Amanda Morgan goes in for a hug with Sean Morgan during graduation ceremonies.

As May ended, the beginning of many futures began with a walk across a stage as a graduate.
On Friday May 16, 131 degrees were conferred by MSU Meridian.
It’s always special and for some students, the emotions can be … Read more