Category: News

Time Capsules – 09/02/15

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files 75 Years Ago: Sept. 5, 1940 1st Cotton Sold Tuesday The first bale of cotton to be ginned here for the 1940 season was sold to the highest bidder on the streets of…

Area resident earns degree from WGU

Wade Henson of Kilmichael has received his bachelor of science in nursing from Western Governors University. The university held its 29th semiannual commencement ceremony in Salt Lake City on Aug.15 and celebrated the graduation of more than 8,500 graduates. In addition…

Holmes drops tough loss to homestanding Hinds

From school reports RAYMOND — After getting in a hole here Thursday night against the Hinds Eagles, the Holmes Community College Bulldogs battled back and took a lead in the fourth quarter but couldn’t hang on as Hinds scored late…

Letters to the editor – 09/02/15

Need real Americans in Congress As recent guest speaker at Rotary Club, I noticed that Sen. Cochran’s chief of propaganda, (Chief of Staff Keith) Heard, bragged about the senator wanting to work toward creating jobs in Mississippi.

Shape-up spending

Submitted by MSU Extension How is your financial health?  This is a good time to do an annual checkup to assess financial fitness and get your finances in shape.  What you don’t know CAN hurt you! Hidden financial problems usually…

Two-time NJCAA defending champs handily win season opener

By Austin Bishop Webster Progress Times SCOOBA ‚Äî East Mississippi Community College’s ohn Franklin could hardly believe his eyes. The sophomore transfer quarterback from Florida State just looked up at the scoreboard and shook his head in disbelief. “Sixty-nine points…

City board adopts millage; no tax increase

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Property owners in Eupora will not see a city tax increase during the next fiscal year. The Eupora Board of Aldermen adopted the 2015-16 tax levy resolution during a special-called meeting Aug. 26. The…

State’s alligator numbers allow hunting for 10th year

By Jessica Tegt Wildlife Extension Professor Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture – Mississippi State University To keep the population of the official state reptile in check, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks will allow alligator hunting for…

School is in — smoking is out

From Press Reports Mississippi high school student Michael Henderson appreciates the fact that he can go to school and not feel pressure from his classmates to use tobacco products. “I am 100 percent behind the ‘no tobacco products on school…

911 Calls – 09/02/15

Aug. 24 7:28 a.m., MVA, Hwy. 15 and Scott Avenue; Mathiston FD, Mathiston PD, EMS respond. 9:56 a.m., medical, Snow Bottom Road; EMS, Walthall FD respond. 2:28 p.m., medical, Shaw Road; EMS, Walthall FD respond.