John Robert Fondren
July 28, 2014

Services for John Robert Fondren, 73, of Brooksville were Aug. 1, 2014, at Macon Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Jimmy Guy officiating. Burial… Read more

Time Capsules

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago:
Aug. 10, 1939

36 Snakes Killed at Single Shot
People have been known to tell big fish stories, but there is a snake story that is a good subject for … Read more

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your

Recently I was reading about William Moultrie (1730-1805), a … Read more

Church news

One Way Quartet
First Baptist Church in Eupora will host One Way Quartet on Aug. 9.
The singing will begin at 6:30 p.m. with local church talent … Read more

Pack 30 outing


Local Cub Scouts from Pack 30 take a trip to Bulldog Lanes in Starkville for one of their many outings this summer. The pack is chartered by Woodmen of the World Chapter … Read more

Collum completes royal slam

The Gould’s turkey Collum harvested in Mexico weighed 20 pounds, had a beard length of 8 inches and a spur length of one-half inch.

From press reports

Retired Webster County Conservation Officer James M. “Shorty” Collum completed the Royal Slam of turkey hunting in the mountains of Cuauhtemoc City, Mexico, … Read more

Presley gives update, fields questions

Presley fields questions at the Eupora Community Center.

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

Brandon Presley gave an update on issues before the Public Service Commission and fielded questions from area residents at the Eupora Community Center on … Read more

Education notes


Webster County
student attends
Governor’s School

Approximately 70 scholars attended Mississippi Governor’s School held on the campus of Mississippi University for Women this summer.
Katie Martin, who attends East Webster High, … Read more