Category: News

Make this a better county, state and country by voting

From press & staff reports Only 60 percent of the voting eligible population heads to the polls during presidential election years, according to the Center for Voting and Democracy. This number drops to 40 percent during midterm elections. These numbers…

Turfgrass field day slated

From Press Reports Mississippi State University will offer a Turfgrass Field Day at the R.R. Foil Plant Science Research Center in Starkville on Aug. 25 at 8:45 a.m. Coaches, school superintendents, landscape architects, county Extension agents, lawn care professionals, golf…

Webster County Precinct Polling Places

DISTRICT 1: Eupora No. 1: Community Center, 142 N. Dunn St., Eupora Bluff Springs: Bluff Springs Baptist Church, 684 Bluff Springs Church Road, Eupora DISTRICT 2: Eupora No. 2: Department of Human Services, 51 Government Ave., Eupora Walthall: Walthall Fire…

School Board approves hirings

From Staff Reports The Webster County School Board approved the hiring of various personnel along with other matters at its July 6 meeting. Minutes of that meeting show the board: • approved the hiring of Gina Rowell Reed-Wood as a teacher…

Calendar of Events – 07/29/15

Absentee voting Webster County Circuit Clerk Sherry B. Henderson announces that the circuit clerk’s office in Eupora will be open from 8 a.m. -noon Saturday, Aug. 1, for in-house absentee voting. Absentee ballots are also available today-Friday from 8 a.m.…

Time for back-to-school immunizations

From Press Reports The Mississippi State Department of Health reminds parents that state law requires children to be immunized against childhood diseases to enter public or private school, Head Start or daycare. According to the Centers for Disease Control and…

Plant natural nectar feeders for hummingbirds

By Lelia Kelly and David Nagel Extension Horticulture Specialists Distributed by Lisa Stewart, Webster County Director Provide more nectar for hummingbirds by planting “natural nectar feeders.” These include trumpet honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens), cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis), crossvine (Bignonia capreolata), morning…

The decisions of those elected impact every citizen’s wallet

From press & staff reports Your own personal wealth could be a driving factor in showing up to the voter’s booth because those we elect are the ones who decide how much money to invest in public services. County supervisors,…

Developmental Screening Day upcoming Aug. 18

From Press Reports The Early Years Network: Special Needs program is hosting a free Developmental Screening Day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Starkville Aug. 18. A team of early childhood specialists with the network’s special needs program will…

Opening nears for Tux, Taps, Tiaras, Etc.

From Press Reports Tux, Taps, Tiaras, Etc. is a pretty big name for a store but owners Mary Hendrix and Gwenn Rico say that it’s exactly what they will be providing at their new Main Street business here in Eupora. They…