News

Eupora still in thick of state playoff hunt

By Austin Bishop
The Webster Progress Times

To say Eupora’s next two baseball games are big ones would be just a
little too obvious.

After splitting a pair of district games earlier this week, the
Eagles of EHS head to … Read more

Keep eyes peeled for baby buzzards

By Dottie Dewberry
For the WPT

MABEN — Years ago back when I taught young kids the rules and
regulations of the English language; I covered a number of styles of
poems. One such poem style was the Haiku: that … Read more

School Board tables policy revision

From Staff Reports

Webster County School Board members considered a revision to a
district policy at their April 1 meeting.

Superintendent of Education Jack Treloar recommended a revision to
the “Special Programs for Gifted Students” policy, according to
minutes of … Read more

Business as usual for Maben P.O.

By Dottie Dewberry
For the WPT

MABEN — Concerned citizens in the Maben Postal District met March 19
at the new Maben City Hall with Dana Amos, manager of post office
operations in North Mississippi.

Stephanie White, our postal support … Read more

Time Capsules Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago:
April 14, 1938
Chose Fortner Rotary Leader
C.P. Fortner, cashier of the Bank of Eupora and one of Eupora’s most
prominent young businessmen, was elected president of Eupora Rotary
Club at the regular luncheon Tuesday.

Since the … Read more

EMCC debuts Vaughan’s original play

From Press Reports

MAYHEW – East Mississippi Community College presented the debut
performance of “Interference,” a play by theatre instructor Don
Vaughan, on April 4 at the Lyceum auditorium, Golden Triangle campus.

Dr. Vaughan joined the EMCC faculty full time … Read more

County’s jobless rate drops

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

Webster County’s unemployment rate in February fell to 13.8 percent,
down from January’s revised rate of 14.9 percent.

However, February’s jobless rate was a full percentage point higher
than the 12.8 percent recorded the … Read more

Luminaria bags available for Relay

For the Progress-Times

Celebrate, Remember, Fight Back. This message of the American Cancer
Society echoes around the table of the seven cancer survivors in the
accompanying photo. These special ladies share a background of
surgery, doctors’ visits and treatments; but … Read more

EWHS construction, other projects under way

By Superintendent Jack Treloar
Webster County Schools

Construction at East Webster High School campus in Cumberland is
progressing at a pace that. according to Panola Construction, should
have us ready for school in August.

A Panola Construction Co. representative at … Read more

Sequestration effects parts of Natchez Trace Parkway

By Press Reports

On March 1, 2013, the Natchez Trace Parkway was required to reduce
its annual budget by five percent, in accordance with the
sequestration provision of the Budget Control Act of 2011. The
effects of this federal law … Read more