Obituaries – 02/25/2015

Mr. Robert Elbert Pickett Jr.
Feb. 18, 2015
Graveside services for Robert Elbert Pickett Jr., 90, of Kosciusko were Feb. 29, 2015, at French Camp Cemetery with the Rev. Randy Bridges officiating.

He was born July 20, 1924, in Lauderdale … Read more

Move to Learn team visiting EWES


From Press Reports

Coach Larry Calhoun, the star of the Move to Learn exercise break videos, will be at the East Webster Elementary School campus on Thursday to introduce administrators, teachers and students to the Move to Learn initiative.

A … Read more

City street cave-in prompts detour


From Staff and Press Reports

City crews were called out on President’s Day after a major cave-in occurred on South Dunn Street at Mitchell Avenue in Eupora.

Part of the east-side lane on South Dunn caved in around 11 a.m. … Read more

Center house fire displaces local family

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times
A grease fire heavily damaged a home in Center last Thursday night but no one was injured.

The fire occurred at the home of Joe and Debi Ballard at 1693 Pogue Road between Webster-Lodi … Read more

City gives OK for blight citations

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

The Eupora Board of Aldermen has approved another motion regarding enforcement of the city’s blight prevention ordinance.

The latest vote came Feb. 2, when Mayor Dan Burchfield said the city has had no response … Read more

Board discusses timber sales

From Staff Reports

The Webster County School Board dealt with timber sale matters during its Feb. 2 meeting.

Dustin Hardin, area service forester with the Mississippi Forestry Commission, spoke to the board concerning 16th Section forestry issues, the minutes reflect.… Read more

Maben Library has valentine party

Lake Jones gives Maben Librarian Mary Boutwell (out of frame) a Valentine.

By Librarian Mary Boutwell
Maben Public Library

Feb. 13 was our valentine party at the Maben Public Library.

We read a story about Clifford, the Big Red dog, titled “Clifford, We Love You.” Clifford is feeling blue and everyone is … Read more

Maben Library decorated with bunnies


From Press Reports

The Maben Public Library has been decorated for the upcoming Easter holidays.

Deirdre Dewberry-White, daughter of Carl Dewberry and Dottie Dewberry, made these bunnies available to the library.… Read more

House members move to end inspections


Two big deadlines faced House members made their way through the calendar. Thursday, February 12, was the deadline for Original Floor Action on general bills and constitutional amendments. If a bill was reported out of a committee but was not … Read more