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Mobile WIN Job Center The Mobile WIN Job Center will set up shop from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 25 at the former Garan factory on Highway 9 South in Eupora. The mobile units are valuable tools for job … Read more

Coalition applauds local smokefree town

From Press Reports

The Mississippi Tobacco-Free Coalition of Choctaw, Montgomery and Webster Counties congratulates the town of Mathiston for protecting the health of citizens from exposure to secondhand smoke through comprehensive smokefree air ordinances.

“It is important to recognize these … Read more

Seining for prawns muddy job

By Dottie Dewberry For the WPT

Sept. 29 was the day to drain the pond, capture the prawns, wash them off, ice them, sack them up and sell them by the pound out at the Simmons Farm out in the … Read more

Jobless rate drops 2 percent in Webster County

From Press, Staff Reports

Webster County’s unemployment rate dropped 2 percent in August, the latest figures show.

The August jobless rate was 10.7 percent, which compares to 12.7 percent in July and 13.6 percent in August 2011. Out of a … Read more

WCSB adopts tax note measure

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times

The Webster County School Board plans to borrow money to cover East Webster High School construction costs until reimbursement funds are received.

Superintendent of Education Treloar presented a resolution to the board for a … Read more

‘Pride of Eupora’ earns Superior ratings

By Amy Rollins For the WPT

The Pride of Eupora Marching Band competed in the Mississippi High School Activities Association State Marching Festival in Grenada on Saturday.

This competition serves as a qualifying event for the MHSAA State Marching Competition. … Read more

County, city contract with CodeRED

From Press Reports

Webster County and the city of Eupora have contracted with Emergency Communications Network LLC to license its CodeRED high-speed notification solution.

The CodeRED system provides officials the ability to quickly deliver messages to targeted areas or the … Read more

Officials probe 2 area fires

From Press, Staff Reports

Oktibbeha County Fire Services Coordinator Kirk Rosenhan said he has reported two area structure fires to the state fire marshal’s office because he believes they may have originated as a result of arson.

The Mathiston and … Read more

Farmers

By Jane Collins, Manager Maben Farmers’ Market

MABEN — The Maben Farmers’ Market is alive and well on Saturdays from 8 until 11 a.m.

The Maben Chamber of Commerce-sponsored Farmers’ Market is the scene of sales from area vendors and … Read more

Library Friends learn about hummingbirds

By Fran Smith, Librarian Webster County Public Library

On Oct. 8, Friends of the Webster County Public Library had as guest speakers Dianne Patterson of Columbus and Margaret Copeland of Starkville, both with the Oktibbeha Audubon Society.

As representatives of … Read more