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Shawna P performing at Pine Tree Music Fest

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Shawna P and the EarthFunk Tribe will fill the Pine Tree Music Fest with Southern funk, rock and soul as the featured entertainment.

By Amanda McBride
Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce

The Pine Tree Music Fest Committee has announced that soul rocker Shawna P and the EarthFunk Tribe will be the featured entertainment for the June 6 festival. You don’t want to miss … Read more

EMCC honors Willers at Awards Day

Willers accepts his certificate for being named to Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges from EMCC Scooba campus recruiter Leia Hill. He was also recognized as a Scholar Athlete.

From School Reports

East Mississippi Community College held its annual Scooba campus Awards Day ceremony on April 21.

Instructors from academic and career-technical programs recognized their most outstanding students from the past year, along with Scholar Athletes, Class Favorites, Mr. … Read more

WBC children, youth in Bible drills

Walthall Baptist Church Bible drillers: Children — (front row) Zada Hood, Woods Mitchell, Lilli Burton, Lydia Hope, (second row) Tabb Powell, Belle Powell, Harper Doggett, Caroline Kilpatrick, (third row) Logan Graham, Drew Tabb and Walker Mitchell. Youth — (back row) Hanna Hood and Coley Tabb.

From Church Reports

Walthall Baptist Church had its church Bible Drill the night of April 8.

The children participating were Lilli Burton, Harper Doggett, Lydia Hope, Logan Graham, Caroline Kilpatrick, Woods Mitchell, Walker Mitchell. Belle Powell, Drew Tabb and Tabb … Read more

Easter celebration

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Residents at North Mississippi Medical Center’s Long Term Care took part in an Easter celebration earlier this month. The pre-k children from … Read more

East Webster rallies to advance to third round

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East Webster players celebrate during Game 3 of the second-round series of the MHSAA Class 2A State Baseball Playoffs. The Wolverines defeated Baldwyn 10-6 in the deciding game at home Saturday to win the series and advance to face East Union in the third round.

By Austin Bishop
Webster Progress-Times

The Wolverines of East Webster High School bounced back from having their 14-game winning streak snapped to take two consecutive elimination game wins over Baldwyn last week.

The best-of-three series win over the Bearcats pushed … Read more

Bailey awarded Gibson Memorial Scholarship

Brett Bailey, Catholic Bishop Joseph Kopacz of the Diocese of Jackson and Brett’s father, Chuck Bailey

From School Reports

East Webster High School senior William Brett Bailey was awarded the William P. Gibson Jr. Memorial Scholarship during his confirmation at Annunciation Catholic Church in Columbus on April 21.

As a dedicated Eagle Scout, community volunteer, member … Read more

National Day of Prayer observance Thursday

Joyce Yates

For the Progress-Times

Health educator and author Joyce Yates of Eupora will serve as one of eight guest speakers at Starkville’s observance of the National Day of Prayer, set for noon Thursday at the Starkville Sportsplex.

Yates will speak on … Read more

Eupora mayor participates in forum

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Burchfield tells experts and participants at the Mississippi Mayors’ Forum about some of the challenges Eupora is facing.

From Press & Staff Reports

Eupora Mayor Dan Burchfield participated in the inaugural Mississippi Mayors’ Forum at Mississippi State University.

The day-and-a-half workshop for six Mississippi mayors from the north, central and south regions of the state was March 19 … Read more