‘Read Across Mississippi’

Mississippi First Lady Deborah Bryant makes a stop at East Webster Elementary School to read to the third-graders as part of her "Read Across Mississippi" tour. She visited the school on Aug. 28. With early childhood education being a focal point of her platform, Bryant’s goal is to read to students in all 82 counties in 2014.

Mississippi First Lady Deborah Bryant makes a stop at East Webster Elementary School to read to the third-graders as part of her “Read Across Mississippi” tour. … Read more

Three arrested on drug charges


By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

The Webster County Sheriff’s Department and cooperating law enforcement agencies made three felony drug arrests last week.
The WCSD, with the partnership of the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics and the assistance of the Eupora … Read more

No tax hike in proposed city budget

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

Taxes will not increase under the proposed city budget for Fiscal Year 2015.
The Eupora Board of Aldermen had budget work sessions during recessed meetings on Aug. 11, 13 and 27.… Read more

Courthouse insurance claim unresolved

By Russell Hood and Daniel Brunty
The Webster Progress-Times

Webster County leaders remain determined to recover the maximum amount owed in the courthouse insurance settlement claim despite unsuccessful legal dispute negotiations last week.
The Board of Supervisors traveled to Jackson … Read more

Library to host ‘The Help’ food stylist


From Press Reports
Lee Ann Flemming will be the guest speaker at the Sept. 8 meeting of Friends of the Webster County Public Library.
Monday’s meeting begins at 11:30 a.m. with lunch, which will be provided for a nominal cost.… Read more

Longtime Maben cook retires from Dew’s Place


Brown and early-morning Dew’s Place customer Silas Nygard

By Terry Harpole

Early the last week of August, to the surprise of some people, Pam Holden Brown decided to retire.
Miss Pam was no stranger to cooking, as she worked in the lunchroom at Maben High School, where she … Read more

Fire destroys house in Center

Fire destroyed the Becky Fletcher home on Center Road early Monday.

From Press & Staff Reports

Eupora and Tomnolen fire departments were dispatched at 4:49 a.m. Monday to a fully involved structure fire at 4679 Center Road, which was the home of Becky Huffman Fletcher.… Read more

MSU High School Marching Honor Band includes locals

Brett Bailey

By Chuck Bailey

Mississippi State University’s Famous Maroon Band made its final selections Aug. 26 for its 2014 edition of the High School Marching Honor Band.

Two from Webster County high school bands were selected. Both are seniors: Wil Bailey, … Read more

Cochran stop

Cochran greets Eupora resident Charlie Shaw.

Sen. Thad Cochran made a campaign stop at the Webster County Office Building in Eupora on Aug. 28. … Read more