News

City sales tax revenue up

From Staff Reports

Eupora’s sales tax collections saw a slight percent increase in July.

The city posted July collections of $33,241, compared to $32,993 for the same month in 2011 — less than 1 percent. The city ended the state’s … Read more

EES kicks off Project Fit America

From School Reports

Eupora Elementary School officially kicked off the Project Fit America program with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday morning.

The school was selected last spring for the program, which is funded through a grant in excess of $26,000 from … Read more

State ranks WCSD ‘high performing’

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times

Three of Webster County’s four schools earned “High Performing” status in the Mississippi Department of Education’s annual accountability performance rating.

Districts and schools got letter grades for the first time Sept. 14 — receiving … Read more

Fall produce at Maben Farmers’ Market

By Jane Collins, Manager Maben Farmers’ Market

MABEN — The first day of autumn brought beautiful weather for the Maben Farmers’ Market last Saturday.

The vendors featured great fall produce and delicious homemade baked, fried and canned goods. William Shaw … Read more

Assemblies of God to plant new church in Eupora

From Press Reports

The office of the Assemblies of God in Byram has announced a new church plant in Eupora.

The Assemblies of God is the largest Pentecostal denomination with some 65 million members in the world with the national … Read more

Mister/Miss Mathiston Pageant upcoming

From Press Reports

The Civic League of Mathiston will be hosting a Mister/Miss Mathiston Pageant at 6 p.m. Oct. 13 at Bennett Auditorium on the Wood College campus.

Girl divisions are Wee Miss Mathiston (ages 0-3), Mini Miss Mathiston (ages … Read more

Christmas Market expanding outdoors

From Press Reports

The Eupora Christmas Market is drawing near again. This year’s theme is “Let Freedom Ring with the Bells of Christmas.”

Market committee members said they hope the town will “ring in” this Christmas season with continued support … Read more

Lodge honors Powell for 99th birthday

Special to the Progress-Times

George Powell was surprised with a party at the Eupora Lodge on Sept. 13 for his 99th birthday. Family and friends gathered around to show their love for this wonderful man.

After falling and breaking his … Read more

Calendar of Events

Quick Bites Dr. Jeff Wilson, area Extension horticulturist, will present the Quick Bites program “Growing Beautiful Landscape Plants” from noon-1 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Webster County Extension Office.

Summer is almost over and fall planting season is coming up. … Read more

Group hears French Camp Academy report

By Terry Harpole

MABEN — Lance Ragsdale, vice president of development at French Camp Academy, was guest speaker for the Maben Methodist Men’s breakfast meeting on Sept. 23.

After the morning meal, Ragsdale brought news, updates and a little history … Read more