Category: News

County’s unemployment rate 8.4 percent

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Webster County’s unemployment rate increased nine-tenths of a percentage point to 8.4 percent in June, according to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security. The revised jobless rate for May was 7.5 percent, while unemployment…

Time Capsules – 08/05/15

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files 75 Years Ago: Aug. 8, 1940 Webster County Boy Grooms Famous Cow for Hollywood When Elsie the famous Borden cow was signed to appear in a starring role in the RKO production of…

2 charged in rash of burglaries

From Press & Staff Reports A par of arrests made Thursday ended a two-week rash of thefts in the county, authorities said. The thefts occurred at Hebron Baptist Church on Hebron Church Road, a residence on Clarkson Road and homes…

Band camps

RUSSELL HOOD/STAFF Eupora and East Webster high schools conducted band camps the past two weeks. At Eupora High below), where these band members were practicing Thursday, camp for percussion and rookies was the first week while full band camp was…

Presley plans ‘Town Hall’ meeting

From Press Reports Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley will hold a “Town Hall” meeting in Eupora on Aug. 13.

Tux, Taps, Tiaras, Etc.

CHARLOTTE NEWMAN/STAFF Mary Hendrix and Gwenn Rico are the proud owners of Tux, Taps, Tiaras, Etc. of Eupora, which held a ribbon cutting and open house on July 31.

Local teacher attends MDAH workshop

From Press Reports Seventeen teachers from 11 counties across the state attended the Mississippi Department of Archives and History’s inaugural Summer Teachers School in June. They included Lavelle McAlpin, social studies teacher at East Webster High School. The weeklong workshop…

Calendar of Events – 08/05/15

Gospel singing Heavenly Journey, Southern Image, the Cuomo Sisters and Joyful Noise Quartet will perform at 6 p.m. Aug. 8 at the Gore Springs Community Center. Admission is $5. Downtown Eupora’s ‘Bike’ Rally The Eupora Merchants Association will sponsor Downtown…

Former Holmes star takes hitting honor

From special reports The NJCAA presented former Holmes baseball player Chad McNeil with a wooden bat signifying his 2015 NJCAA Baseball Marucci Elite Hitter Award.