News

Constable candidate faces trespassing charge

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

A court appearance on a misdemeanor charge is pending for a candidate for constable in Webster County.

Michael “Andy” Morgan is awaiting an initial appearance on a misdemeanor charge of trespassing. Justice Court Clerk … Read more

Calendar of Events – 05/06/15

In-house absentee voting
Webster County Circuit Clerk Deborah Hood Neal announces that the circuit clerk’s office in Eupora will be open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 9, for in-house absentee voting in the May 12 special congressional election.… Read more

Editorial Roundup – 05/06/15

Counties like state inmates
Mississippi’s new corrections commissioner says it makes no financial sense to pay counties to house and work state inmates when he has open beds at the 17 state-run Community Work Centers.

Therefore, come Aug. 1, Marshall … Read more

Vaughan’s Vocabulary – 05/06/15

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary.

Sometimes my weekly column is based on something that I have recently studied, and that is the case for this week. William Henry Harrison (1773-1841) is the Tippecanoe in the … Read more

Time Capsules – 05/06/15

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago: May 9, 1940

Farmers Getting Results from Jacks
As a result of the livestock improvement program started and financed by the FSA five years ago among low-income farmers of Webster … Read more

911 Calls – 05/06/15

April 27
6:15 a.m., something in road, College Street; Mathiston PD responds.
11:39 a.m., medical, Airport Road; EMS, Eupora FD respond.
3:01 p.m., medical, East Walnut; EMS responds.… Read more

Local residents Inducted into Phi Kappa Phi

From Press Reports

Two Eupora residents have been initiated into the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.

Kenneth Newton was initiated at Mississippi State University and Rana … Read more

East Webster set to defend 2A tennis title Monday

By Austin Bishop
The Webster Progress Times

With Madison St. Joseph in the rearview mirror, the East Webster High School tennis team can now set its focus directly on the prize — winning a second consecutive MHSAA Class 2A State … Read more

Tea Party Express endorses Henry Ross in upcoming election

From Press & Staff Reports

Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest Tea Party political action committee, is endorsing Eupora’s Henry Ross for Congress in Mississippi’s 1st District.

Tea Party Express Executive Director Taylor Budowich said, “In recent years, Mississippi has … Read more