Category: News

Letters to the editor – 09/02/15

Need real Americans in Congress As recent guest speaker at Rotary Club, I noticed that Sen. Cochran’s chief of propaganda, (Chief of Staff Keith) Heard, bragged about the senator wanting to work toward creating jobs in Mississippi.

Shape-up spending

Submitted by MSU Extension How is your financial health?  This is a good time to do an annual checkup to assess financial fitness and get your finances in shape.  What you don’t know CAN hurt you! Hidden financial problems usually…

Two-time NJCAA defending champs handily win season opener

By Austin Bishop Webster Progress Times SCOOBA ‚Äî East Mississippi Community College’s ohn Franklin could hardly believe his eyes. The sophomore transfer quarterback from Florida State just looked up at the scoreboard and shook his head in disbelief. “Sixty-nine points…

City board adopts millage; no tax increase

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Property owners in Eupora will not see a city tax increase during the next fiscal year. The Eupora Board of Aldermen adopted the 2015-16 tax levy resolution during a special-called meeting Aug. 26. The…

State’s alligator numbers allow hunting for 10th year

By Jessica Tegt Wildlife Extension Professor Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture – Mississippi State University To keep the population of the official state reptile in check, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks will allow alligator hunting for…

School is in — smoking is out

From Press Reports Mississippi high school student Michael Henderson appreciates the fact that he can go to school and not feel pressure from his classmates to use tobacco products. “I am 100 percent behind the ‘no tobacco products on school…

911 Calls – 09/02/15

Aug. 24 7:28 a.m., MVA, Hwy. 15 and Scott Avenue; Mathiston FD, Mathiston PD, EMS respond. 9:56 a.m., medical, Snow Bottom Road; EMS, Walthall FD respond. 2:28 p.m., medical, Shaw Road; EMS, Walthall FD respond.

Sports Schedules – 09/02/15

THURS, SEPT. 3 Prep Softball 4/6 p.m. — Winston Academy at Central Academy 5/6 p.m. — East Webster at Noxapater 5/6:30 p.m. — French Camp at Ethel 5:30/6:30 p.m. — Eupora at Bruce

Ole Miss Rebels set to open season Saturday against UT-Martin

From school reports OXFORD  – As the dog days of summer wind down, Ole Miss is wrapping up fall camp with the season opener against Tennessee-Martin looming this week. The Rebels concluded a two-hour practice Friday on the practice fields…

Vaughan’s Vocabulary – 09/02/15

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary After a conversation in which I had an uncertainty about the usages of alumna, alumnus, alumni and alumnae, I knew it would be good to review these terms and write…