Breanna Bess named Northwest cheerleader


Breanna Bess of Gore Springs was among 21 students selected as Ranger cheerleaders for the 2013-14 season at Northwest Mississippi Community College, according to Liesl Davenport, cheer sponsor.

Tryouts were April 19 and 20 in the McLendon Center on the … Read more

Weir marker event planned for June 9

Join the descendants of Colonel John Weir at the dedication of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History Historical Marker, recently installed at the historic home of John Weir, at 102 Ann Street, Weir. The dedication ceremony will take place … Read more

NMMC-Eupora gives wellness tips

From Press Reports


Most people out-eat their exercise because they tend to overestimate the calories they burn during exercise. The rule is that you burn about 100 calories for every mile you run or walk, according to North Mississippi … Read more

Honor Roll

HCS Honor Roll


Hebron Christian School has released its 2012-13 fourth nine weeks Honor Roll:

PRINCIPAL’S LIST: Kindergarten: Levi Cantrell, Kayla Crowley, Halie Edwards, Davis Foster, Cason Moss, Hunter Williams; 1st: Nicholas Eaton, Olivia Mattison, Stephen Raines; 2nd: Elisha … Read more

Education notes

Area residents

earn ICC degrees

Area residents were among those who earned associate of arts or associate of applied science degrees or certificates at the conclusion of the 2013 spring semester at Itawamba Community College.

They include:

Eupora – Deshawn … Read more

Mathiston, Maben officials re-elected

From Staff Reports


All incumbent office-holders in Mathiston and Maben won re-election in Tuesday’s municipal general election.

Mathiston Mayor Jimmy Carden won re-election without opposition. All five aldermen ran for another term and were the top five vote-getters.

The … Read more

Understand water requirements for a healthy lawn

By Wayne Wells, David Nagel, Lelia Kelly

Extension Horticulture Specialists

Distributed by Lisa Stewart, Webster County Director


Water is one of the most unique, mobile and abundant compounds on earth and any living thing cannot survive without it. Our … Read more

Service lawnmower regularly during mowing season

Spring is here and homeowners are active in their landscapes refurbishing flowerbeds and fertilizing lawns.

The one activity that will be repeated over and over from now to late fall will be the weekly ritual of mowing the lawn. However, … Read more

Firemen’s night out


A countywide firefighters meeting was May 7 at the Garan parking lot in Eupora. Presenters shared information about various types of firefighting equipment, such as nozzles, foam systems, extrication equipment and turnouts.

6th grades moving to high schools

Eupora Elementary School students tour Eupora High School in preparation for moving to a new campus next school year.

By Russell Hood

The Webster Progress-Times


Webster County Schools’ sixth-grade classes are moving from elementary to high school campuses mainly to better implement a new system of student assessment, according to Superintendent of Education Jack Treloar.

He confirmed that … Read more