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Youth receives 4-H club award

Aleah Graham of the Controllers Generation II 4-H Club presents an award to Nekendra Patterson for her tobacco awareness picture. Joining them is Nekendra’s mother, Pearl Patterson.

For the WPT

Nekendra Patterson. daughter of Lawrence and Pearl Patterson, received a prize from the Controllers Generation II 4-H Club for her picture she drew on tobacco awareness.

Her hobbies are reading. dancing and singing. She attends Grove Chapel … Read more

McMinn EMCC Beauty

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Ashley Thomas of Columbus, center, was crowned “Most Beautiful” from a field of 18 contestants during East Mississippi Community College’s annual Beauty Revue, held Feb. 3 on the Scooba campus. … Read more

County’s unemployment rate at 10.2 percent

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By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

The unemployment rate for Webster County increased nine-tenths of a percentage point to 10.2 percent in December, according to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.

The jobless rate was 9.3 percent in November, while … Read more

EHS Senior night

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Eupora High School Senior Night for the basketball season is Friday, when the Eagles will host West Oktibbeha. The senior basketball players are … Read more

EES Beauty Review

Second and third grades: (front) Beauty Annelise Davis, Most Beautiful Payten Fields, Beauty Kate Vowell, Most Handsome Dylan Parrish, (back) Beauty and Most Photogenic Eliza Boatman, Beau Shedd Blakely and Best Dress Taylor Guess

The Eupora Elementary School Beauty Review was Feb. 3 at Latham Auditorium. Winners were:… Read more

Police warn of IRS phone scam

From Staff and Press Reports

Local police are warning people to be aware of phone calls from people who claim to represent the Internal Revenue Service and demand money.

The scammers impersonate IRS employees on the phone and threaten taxpayers … Read more

Vaughan’s Vocabulary – 02/11/2015

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary.

Which is most important?

Comprehending the meanings of advanced words in reading, or using advanced words orally (all in their proper contexts)?… Read more

911 Calls – 02/11/2015

Feb. 2
11:41 a.m., break-in, South Dunn; Eupora PD responds.
1:01 p.m., locked car, Hwy. 82; Mathiston PD responds.
1:46 p.m., pocket dial, West Roane.
3:14 p.m., hang-up call, Cole Road; gave to Webster SO.… Read more

Lady Wolverines ranked No. 1 in MHSAA Class 2A

By Austin Bishop
Webster Progress Times

The East Webster girls basketball team hopes to head into the Region 5-2A tournament it will be hosting next week hitting on all cylinders.

The Lady Wolverines, who improved to 22-1 on the season … Read more