News

911 calls

July 8

8:12 a.m., medical, McCarter Road; EMS responds.

8:27 a.m., medical, Hwy. 9; EMS, Webster SO respond.

8:44 a.m., medical, Parker Roberson Road; EMS, Cumberland FD, Clarkson FD respond.

10:59 a.m., medical, Martin Luther King Jr. Drive; EMS, Mathiston … Read more

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary.

Each week the writer of this column is devoted to teaching vocabulary building words and encouraging frequent use of them. A lexicon of advanced words is something you can carry … Read more

Sales tax revenues up

From Staff Reports

 

Eupora and Mathiston’s sales tax revenues for May were up from the same month last year, new reports show.

The city of Eupora received a transfer of $37,633 from the Mississippi Department of Revenue. That’s up … Read more

Obituaries

Mrs. Agnes Boggan Blaine

July 13, 2013

Services for Agnes Boggan Blaine, 99, were July 16, 2013, at the South Union Methodist Church arbor near Ackerman with the Revs. George Buell, Ed Saunders and Bryan Carrubba officiating. Burial was in … Read more

East Webster High School gym work gets go-ahead

From Staff Reports

 

Webster County School District board members have given the go-ahead for construction to begin on the new physical education building at East Webster High School.

The new gym will replace the one destroyed by a tornado … Read more

Jail Docket

July 8

Brian Embry, DOB 04-15-77, BM; MDOC: felony possession of marijuana with intent to sell.

Evan J. Wade, DOB 05-19-82, WM; Eupora 3: suspended DL-implied consent, improper equipment and possession of paraphernalia.

July 9

Michael L. Ray, DOB 07-25-63, … Read more

Farmers’ Market draws new vendors

By Jane Collins, Manager

Maben Farmers’ Market

 

The Maben Farmers’ Market enjoyed almost perfect weather Saturday morning, which brought out many shoppers and new vendors.

We even had two vendors who were representing charities. Brett Bailey, of the Cumberland … Read more

Supervisors begin budget work

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

The Board of Supervisors has begun working on the county budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1.
Budget work sessions began Tuesday morning in the Justice Court courtroom of the Webster … Read more

PSC passes efficiency rules

From Press Reports

 

Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley announced July 11 that the Mississippi Public Service Commission has unanimously passed groundbreaking energy efficiency rules.

The rules will apply to electric and natural gas providers in Mississippi that, according to … Read more

Time Capsules

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago:

July 21, 1938

Ditty-Wa-Ditty News:

Mrs. Ollie Roberts is spending this week with relatives in Greenwood.

Mrs. Claude Hood visited Mrs. Earl Shaffer on Sunday.

Mr. Elzie Little and Mr. … Read more