Category: News

Vaughan’s Vocabulary – 06/10/15

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary.

After hearing it hundreds of times since 1972, I recently heard it again on the radio and wondered “Hmm, what does that mean, ‘A Horse with No Name?’” Therefore, I … Read more

EMCC Lions ranked No. 1

SCOOBA – Eyeing an unprecedented third consecutive NJCAA football championship, the Lions of East Mississippi Community College have received a No. 1 preseason ranking in the first junior college poll of the upcoming campaign produced by the Sporting News 2015 … Read more

Letters to the editor – 06/10/15

Greed is the main chemical of Big Pharma

Have you written your favorite career politician lately? You really should; you will get a little education.

I wrote both our senators protesting the way the government has granted the pharmaceutical industry … Read more

Legals – 06/10/15

Notice is hereby given that sealed bids for:
8613 MS-12

Obituaries – 06/10/15

Fred Hansford
June 4, 2015
Services for Fred Hansford, 70, of Eupora were June 6, 2015, at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Jimmy Dale Porter officiating. Burial was in Greensboro Cemetery.

Mr. Hansford was a retired law enforcement officer … Read more

Head Start garden



Children at Eupora Head Start, assisted by teacher Ida Brunty, tend to a garden at the center. The children learned about planting and gardening during April — … Read more

County’s unemployment rate 6.1 percent


From Staff Reports

Webster County’s unemployment rate decreased nine-tenths of a percentage point to 6.1 percent in April, according to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.

The jobless rate was 7 percent in March, while unemployment was at 8.5 percent … Read more

Lease-purchase proposed for courthouse

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

Webster County supervisors are considering a lease-purchase contract for construction of the new courthouse in Walthall.

Paul Bagley, partner with JH&H Architects of Flowood, and David Marsh, president of Jackson-based Benchmark Construction Corp., met … Read more

Checkpoints lead to pot arrests

County deputies recovered 54 grams of marijuana, digital scales and $3,650 from a vehicle during a safety checkpoint early Saturday on Hwy. 50 East. Two felony arrests were made.

From Staff & Press Reports

Five people were arrested on marijuana-related charges, including three on felonies, during local checkpoints the last two weekends. City and county law enforcement officers found nearly 160 grams total of the drug in the vehicles … Read more