Category: News

Maben church has ‘police Sunday’

TERRY HARPOLE
Contreras

By Terry Harpole

One of Maben’s newest policemen, Adam Contreras Sr., filled the pulpit at the Maben Church of God of Prophecy on May 24 in absence of its pastor.

Contreras, born in the Mississippi Delta and early converted to … Read more

ALA rewards schools with field days

East Webster Elementary’s “Top SuperKids,” Bryce and Karlee Bigham, with Ellis (center)

From Press Reports

Students at Eupora and East Webster elementary schools were rewarded with fun SuperKids field days this spring by the American Lung Association.

The students were rewarded after Eupora Elementary raised more than $2,700 and East Webster Elementary … Read more

Top dog

Sheriff Tim Mitchell, K9 Deputy Casey Henderson and K9 “Ava” represented our heroes for the second week of summer reading at… Read more

Eupora’s Turner will coach both boys, girls

By Austin Bishop
Webster Progress-Times

Danya Turner won’t be in an unfamiliar position this basketball season when he coaches both the boys and girls basketball teams at Eupora High School.

Turner, who found out he would be adding the girls … Read more

Time Capsules – 06/17/15

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago: June 20, 1940

Bill Mellor Opens Repair Business Here
William R. Mellor, who for over six years was chief mechanic for Sugg Implement Co., has opened a general repair shop … Read more

Blossom end rot, buckeye rot affecting tomatoes

By David Nagel and Lelia Kelly
Extension Horticulture Specialists
Distributed by Lisa Stewart, Webster County Director

A couple of problems have been occurring with tomato fruit.

One is an area of smoky or tangled-thread looking black areas on the side … Read more

More 3rd-graders pass reading test

From Press & Staff Reports
 
Cumulative school- and district-level passing rates for the Third-Grade Reading Summative Assessment are now available to the public.

Statewide, nearly 91 percent of third-graders have achieved a passing score on the Third-Grade Reading Summative Assessment, … Read more

Reluctance to see doctor among key men’s health issues

From Dustin Barnes
UMMC

JACKSON, Miss. – Men have higher morbidity rates in almost every one of the leading causes of death in the United States, a factor leading to a renewed focus on men’s health issues.

Since 1994, June … Read more

Jail Docket – 06/17/15

June 9
Christopher Gaston, DOB 04-14-86, BM; SO7: possession of marijuana with intent to sell.
June 11
Cody B. Clark, DOB 09-22-81, BM; SO7: MDOC hold: domestic violence.
Anthony Shurden, DOB 06-11-96, WM; walk-in: hold for evaluation (released June 13 … Read more

Live long: become tobacco-free

From Press Reports

May 31 was World No Tobacco Day — a day to support those who have made the choice to live tobacco-free.
Everyone needs support and a cheerleader who will continue to push them toward success. The Tobacco-Free … Read more