Man makes coveted stringed instruments

Rushing tests the sound on a handmade custom guitar in one of his two workshops in his Eupora backyard. He specializes in building banjos but had expanded his craft to include acoustic, electric and lap steel guitars. No two instruments he makes are alike.

By Melanie Crownover
Invitation Tupelo

Jeremy Rushing knew what he wanted to do when he returned to Tupelo at age 24. After years following the Grateful Dead and Phish, hopping freight trains and communing with hippies all over the country, … Read more

Club donates books


Dr. Paula Threadgill, Mississippi State University Extension Service 4-H Youth Development Program associate director, and volunteer leader Rose Coffey Graham of the Controllers Generation II … Read more

Club sponsors litter poster contest

Debbie Knight’s homeroom: Summer Massey, Sawyer Bennett, Kyleigh Fiebig, Lexi Upchurch and Cooper Stidham 

By Dottie Dewberry

Back before the rain, ice, sleet, snow and spring holidays, the Maben Home and Garden Club sponsored a litter poster contest at East Webster Elementary School, which started Feb. 16 and lasted until Feb. 27. The theme … Read more

Webster County students participate in DECA events

Webster County Career and Technology Center’s DECA District II competitors at Olive Branch are (front) Makayla Morton, Richie Winfield, Alicia Miller, Corrina Windrick, Jessica Surma, (back) Aaliyah Banks, Mineshia McKinney, Destin Gladney, Joseph McKee and Haley Pate.

From School Reports
Webster County Career and Technology Center’s DECA chapter members challenged themselves recently by participating in competitive events at the DECA District II and State Career Development Conferences.

These events demanded a development of problem solving, analytical and … Read more

Maben Library has ‘Easter Eggs Everywhere!’

Khloei and her mom, Kayla Earley, enjoy water-coloring eggs and playing with Play-Doh during craft time at the Maben Library.

By Librarian Mary Boutwell
Maben Public Library

It was a rainy day at the Maben Public Library’s Storytime on March 20. Our story was naturally about Easter — “Easter Eggs Everywhere!” by Steve Metzer.

The Easter bunny had overslept. It … Read more

Hendrix Café offers good food, not fast food

Hendrix Café is located in the Clarkson community.

By Dottie Dewberry

Dining out should be a pleasant experience: courteous waitstaff, cleanliness, fresh, well-cooked food served in a timely manner, and projects a cheerful ambiance.

When a dining-out experience lacks any of these, then customers tend not to return.… Read more

Accuracy major component at Eupora City Hall

Newton, Burgess and Hatcher

From the City of Eupora

Eupora started advancing into a newer style of reading meters in May 2013.

The city purchased a program called MasterLink Data Collection System. This system represents the next level of collecting readings by allowing our … Read more

Eupora lagoon repairs avert sewage problems

City sewage lagoon repairs consist of a layer of filter fabric and a 12-inch layer of riprap going all the way around the dikes and below the waterline.

By Mayor Dan Burchfield
City of Eupora

On May 3, 2013, the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality issued an inspection report citing the city of Eupora with significant problems with its sewage lagoons.

MDEQ found that wave action had eroded … Read more

Church speaker to discuss overcoming tragedy


By Gwen Sisson

Everyone experiences difficult circumstances at various times in life. Many experience tragedy on some level. Some of these circumstances can shake a person to their very core.

James Cruise believes “God chooses what we go through. We … Read more

‘A Friend for Me’


Children gathered at the Webster County Library on March 18 to hear Ms. Pat read “A Friend for Me.” Everyone watched and listened as Ms. Pat used a storyboard to tell the story. … Read more