Category: News

Head Start garden



Children at Eupora Head Start, assisted by teacher Ida Brunty, tend to a garden at the center. The children learned about planting and gardening during April — … Read more

County’s unemployment rate 6.1 percent


From Staff Reports

Webster County’s unemployment rate decreased nine-tenths of a percentage point to 6.1 percent in April, according to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.

The jobless rate was 7 percent in March, while unemployment was at 8.5 percent … Read more

Lease-purchase proposed for courthouse

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

Webster County supervisors are considering a lease-purchase contract for construction of the new courthouse in Walthall.

Paul Bagley, partner with JH&H Architects of Flowood, and David Marsh, president of Jackson-based Benchmark Construction Corp., met … Read more

Checkpoints lead to pot arrests

County deputies recovered 54 grams of marijuana, digital scales and $3,650 from a vehicle during a safety checkpoint early Saturday on Hwy. 50 East. Two felony arrests were made.

From Staff & Press Reports

Five people were arrested on marijuana-related charges, including three on felonies, during local checkpoints the last two weekends. City and county law enforcement officers found nearly 160 grams total of the drug in the vehicles … Read more

Youth group returns to Mission Arlington

Micah Gray holds a baby girl at one of the Arlington apartment complexes where the FBC Eupora team was helping deliver furniture to a needy family last summer.

By Gwen Sisson

First Baptist Church of Eupora’s Student Minister Kevin Barnette said, as a student, Mission Arlington trips were pivotal in his view of local missions, and it is an opportunity he wants FBC Eupora students to share.

“It … Read more

All-Star game



Eupora High School’s Lamontae Salley (34) takes a handoff from West quarterback Jase Stroupe of Falkner High School during the third annual Northeast Mississippi Football Coaches Association All-Star Game. … Read more

Local man inducted into the Mississippi Bowling Hall of Fame

Gary Waddell

By Austin Bishop
Webster Progress Times

Gary Waddell has bowled 13 sanctioned 300 games in his career, has won more tournaments than he can count, and was a member of the PBA (Professional Bowlers Association) for six years, but he … Read more

New MSMS students include Webster Countian

Reagan Poston

From Press Reports

The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science has announced that the Class of 2017 has been selected.

Reagan Poston of Mantee is among students who have been admitted into the highly selective school. The daughter of Ray … Read more

‘The Digital Age’


Robert Gallardo (r.), leader of the Mississippi State University Extension Service Intelligent Community Institute, spoke on “The Digital Age” at the May 12 meeting of the Eupora Rotary Club. … Read more