New officer


Police Chief Gregg Hunter presents a badge to new Eupora Police Officer Derek May after he was sworn in by Mayor Dan Burchfield (right). May was hired by the Board of Aldermen on Nov. 18

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Churches cooperate to aid Children’s Home

Presenting quilts to Mike Duggar of the Methodist Children’s Home are Jo Avent, Ivy Joy Earley, Bonnie Burton, Jean Bingham, Ann Cole, Ruth Perkins and Hazel Avent

For the WPT


In a burst of inter-church cooperation, the Mathiston United Methodist Women enlisted the aid of the Clarkson Baptist Church Sewing Ministry to help the Methodist Children’s Home in Jackson.

In October, Mike Duggar, president and CEO … Read more

EWJH cheerleaders earn third in state

EWJH cheerleaders displaying the squad’s trophy are (front) Caitlyn Zirlott, Mary Mae Turner, (middle row) Morgan Bland, Camden Chandler, Kaitlin Ray, Maggie Mann, Kadasha Bryant, Curtlyn Blake, Jordan Johnson, JonHayden Hancock, (back row) Grace Christensen, Hartley Files, Hannah Golson, Ceilie Grimsley, Bailey Brown, Mariah Bell and Sarah Davenport.

From School Reports


The East Webster Junior High cheerleaders placed third in the 2013 Mississippi High School Activities Association-sponsored state cheerleading championship at the statewide competition in Ocean Springs on Nov. 16.

East Webster was the only 2A squad … Read more

Eupora Christmas Market this weekend

Decorating continues for the Eupora Christmas Market with the help and initiative of Ann Sneed and Ann Hubbard. They were decorating downtown on Monday.

By Gwen Sisson

For the WPT


There will be a lot of fun and surprises at this year’s Eupora Christmas Market, which is Saturday.

The fun begins with the Football Boosters Pancake Breakfast from 7-10 a.m. at the Eupora … Read more

Vickers House marks 100th birthday

Ralph Jackson stands in the doorway of the Vickers House. He is a third-generation descendent of William Owen Vickers, the builder of the house

By Dottie Dewberry

For the WPT


“A house is made of walls and beams; a home is built with love and dreams.”

Celebrating 100 years, the Vickers House stands proud and straight as any house built with the most … Read more

Calendar of Events


Christmas Parade

The Ackerman Christmas Parade will be at 6 p.m. today, Dec. 5.

Christmas Market

Eupora’s Christmas Market will be Saturday in downtown Eupora. For more information, contact Christmas Market Director Stephanie Stewart at 258-6452.

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911 Calls

Nov. 24

Suspicious person, Crowley Road; Webster SO responds.

Locked car, Mt. Vernon Road; Eupora PD responds.

7:05 p.m., alarm, Gifford Street; EPD responds.

7:54 p.m., spotlighting, Airport Road; F&W responds.

10:43 p.m., gas drive-off, West Roane Avenue; EPD responds.… Read more

Supes discuss land options in Walthall

By Daniel Brunty

The Webster Progress-Times


County supervisors discussed possible new building sites for the courthouse within Walthall city limits during their first monthly meeting Monday.

The Webster County and Walthall governing boards met together Nov. 18 to discuss … Read more

Time Capsules

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago:

Dec. 8, 1938

New Type Residence is Completed

Mr. and Mrs. John C. Hodges moved into their handsome new residence Monday which was recently completed by the contractors. This splendid … Read more

Lady Wolverines moved to 5-1 with win over Houston

By Austin Bishop

The Webster Progress-Times


Sometimes things just click.

That’s what happened for the Lady Wolverines of East Webster High School on Tuesday night as they began to figure out Houston High School’s full-court press in the fourth … Read more