Letter to the editor – 9/17/14

Concerned about illegal immigrants

It has just came to my attention that Delta Electric out of Greenwood and Winona has hired illegal Mexican immigrants to work in the field.

I tried speaking to them while they were spraying weed poison … Read more

Heat-related illness always a danger

From NMMC-Eupora

Summer is winding down but high temperatures and humidity are still prevalent and can lead to heat-related illness.

The two main heat-related illnesses to watch for are heat exhaustion and heatstroke. Heat exhaustion happens when your body gets … Read more

Eupora Mayor warns of phone scam

From Staff Reports

Eupora Mayor Dan Burchfield wants the community to be aware of a possible phone fraud scam.

He said the source number is 876-458-1582 and that it comes from the island of Jamaica.… Read more

Statewide test results available for public viewing

From Press Results

Statewide test results for the 2014 Mississippi Curriculum Test, Second Edition and the Subject Area Testing Program, Second Edition are now available to the public.

Passing rates for each public school district as well as for the … Read more

Time Capsules – 9/17/2014

Compiled by Laura Lucious from WPT files

75 Years Ago:
Sept. 21, 1939

Gum Springs News:
Mr. and Mrs. Willie Strickland visited relatives at Mantee and Cross Roads Wednesday.

Mr. Dock Springer and family spent the weekend with parents and … Read more

Holmes falls to 1-2 with loss to Itawamba

By Steve Diffey
Special to the Progress TImes

FULTON —Two costly mistakes by the Holmes Community College Bulldog offense resulted in 13 huge points for Itawamba Community College here Thursday night as the Indians took the North Division opener for … Read more

Punt, Pass & Kick Contest Saturday

By Rob Collins
Maben Lions Club

The Maben Lions Club will sponsor the ninth annual NFL Punt, Pass & Kick Contest at 11 a.m. Saturday at the football field in Maben of West Oktibbeha High School.

The competition includes boys … Read more

Supervisors accept county tax rolls

By Daniel Brunty
Webster Progress-Times

The Webster County Board of Supervisors gave county taxpayers an opportunity to express any objections in regard to the real and personal property assessments on Sept. 8 at the County Office Building.

The county had … Read more

E -911 Calls for 9/17/2014

Sept. 8
12:59 p.m., medical, Sparkman road; EMS, Eupora FD respond.
2:31 p.m., reckless driver, Hwy. 82; MHP responds.

Sept. 9
11:50 a.m., MVA, Clark Street/Cemetery Road; Eupora PD responds.… Read more

Correction – 9/17/2014

The total purchase price for the property that Webster County plans to purchase from the village of Walthall for construction of a new courthouse is $23,500. A sentence in the Sept. 10 article “County, Walthall approve courthouse land deal” gave … Read more