Category: News

MSU cowbell back home with family

By Dottie Dewberry

For the WPT


Mississippi State University Cowbell

“The most unique and certainly the most resounding symbol of Mississippi State University tradition is the cowbell.

“The precise origin of the cowbell as a fixture of Mississippi State … Read more

University construction projects Rotary topic

From Staff Reports


Craig Bjorgum and Stephanie Stewart of Eupora-based Belinda Stewart Architects were guest speakers at the Sept. 27 meeting of the Eupora Rotary Club. They presented programs about projects they are involved with at the University of … Read more

Eupora FD announces promotions

From Press Reports


The Eupora Fire Department has announced the promotions of two members.

Firefighter/EMR Bekki McLemore, who has been with EFD for two years, has been promoted to medical captain.

Bekki McLemore

Bekki McLemore

Her knowledge, skills and dedication as … Read more

EES will benefit from new road

By Russell Hood

The Webster Progress-Times


A new road built at Eupora Elementary School will result in safer loading and unloading of students along with some extra parking space.

Webster County supervisors and road crews began the construction project … Read more

Fall abounds at Maben Library

For the WPT


All hands on deck! The two Mary’s (Boutwell and Alexander) and Dottie Dewberry with her truckload of ceramic pumpkins, scarecrows, boxes and boxes of accumulated fall foliage and flowers, baskets, decorator boxes, tablecloths, cornucopias, wreaths, garlands, … Read more

911 Calls

Oct. 3

11:11 a.m., MVA, Mt. Vernon Road; Eupora PD responds.

11:32 a.m., medical, Bluff Springs Church Road; EMS responds.

1:43 p.m., alarm, Sutphin Street; Mathiston PD responds.

5:18 p.m., vehicle going east in westbound lane, Hwy. 82; Webster SO, … Read more

Children hear 2 stories at library

By Librarian Fran Smith

Webster County Library

Ms. Pat, dressed as Raggedy Ann, welcomed the children to storytime on Oct. 5 at Webster County Library.

After a time of singing “Five Little Monkeys,” “Purple People Eater” and “Dem Bones,” everyone … Read more

Crews battle brush, woods fires

From Staff Reports

Local fire and forestry crews had to battle brush and woods fires last week as Webster County remains under a burn ban.

On Thursday, an unknown individual or individuals deliberately started a fire at the old city … Read more

Education Notes

ICC choir includes local student

Itawamba Community College’s concert choir and chamber singers will present their fall concert at 6:30 p.m., Monday in the W.O. Benjamin Fine Arts Center auditorium at the Fulton Campus. Admission is free.

The program will … Read more

Area deputies respond to ‘shots fired’ call

By Floyd Ingram

Chickasaw Journal

WOODLAND — The Chickasaw and Webster County sheriff’s departments were called to a shots fired incident early Friday morning with deputies later subduing a man with a Taser after he rammed two patrol cars.

Chickasaw … Read more