Fun reward follows improved test scores

Rolison and McMullen are flanked by students after being squirted with ketchup.

From School Reports


These students raised their test scores on either the Language Arts, Mathematics or Science 2013 MCT2 test by 30 points and got to enjoy squirting Trey Rolison (Eupora Elementary School principal) and Bobby McMullen (School Board … Read more

East Webster Homecoming Court


East Webster High School will have Homecoming festivities Friday on the football field during halftime of the game against Nettleton, which begins at 7 p.m. EWHS urges fans to come out and support the Wolverines.


East Webster’s Homecoming court … Read more

MSU scientists study reproduction mysteries

Mississippi State University research associate Christy Steadman of Clarkson examines eggs that have incorporated quantum dot nanoparticles during intraovarian follicle growth. 

By Linda Breazeale

MSU Ag Communications


Mississippi State University scientists are working to find out why some pregnancies are successful and others are not.

Jean Feugang, a research assistant professor in the Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences, is … Read more

Maben Farmers’ Market open all fall

By Jane Collins, Manager

Maben Farmers’ Market


In addition to the pictured vendors the Maben Market on Saturday welcomed Myrna Crittenden of Eupora, who brought handmade soaps, colloidal silver, THRIVE survival fruits and vegetables, and home-canned fruit spreads.

Renae … Read more

Jail Docket

Aug. 27

Michael B. Cole, DOB 09-08-87, WM; SO1: malicious mischief.

Angela M. Wofford, DOB 11-13-91, BF; Eupora 4: contempt of court.

Kelvin Woodard, DOB 11-15-79, BM; E4; contempt of court.

Aug. 28

Juan Carlos Barrero Valerio, DOB 12-23-85, HM; … Read more


Jason Mann was arrested on a charge of cyberstalking by the Webster County Sheriff’s Department on Aug. 20. The sheriff’s office erroneously listed his name (and date of birth) as Justin Wayne Mann on the arrest docket and the Progress-Times … Read more

Student test scores rank high

From Press & Staff Reports


The Mississippi Department of Education has released the state test data for the 2012-13 assessments.

These assessments include language arts and mathematics assessments in the third through the eighth grades on the Mississippi Curriculum … Read more

Program increases students’ financial knowledge

From Press, Staff Reports

Students from five Mississippi high schools that received a grant from  Discover’s Pathway to Financial Success program increased their knowledge of financial education by an average of 32 percent in the 2012-13 school year, many going … Read more

Parkway repairing bridge over U.S. 82

From Press Reports


Natchez Trace Parkway officials have announced that repairs on the bridge over U.S. 82 near Mathiston were to begin Wednesday.

The bridge was damaged from the impact of a truck westbound on U.S. 82. DCMS Inc. … Read more

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary.

In the Acting class I talk about three misconceptionsas to what an actor is to do: to be entertaining, to create emotion, and to create a character. These, however, are … Read more