Category: News

Vaughan named Community College Teacher of Year

From Press Reports East Mississippi Community College instructor Don Rodney Vaughan of Maben was named the Post-Secondary Community College Teacher of the Year during the Columbus-Lowndes Chamber of Commerce’s Education Awards Program. Vaughan was nominated for the award by faculty…

NMMC-Eupora recognizes lab professionals

By Beth Crow NMMC-Eupora North Mississippi Medical Center commemorated National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week April 24-30. The week is a time to honor the approximately 300,000 laboratory professionals across the nation, including those at NMMC-Eupora. These professionals perform and interpret…

Eupora native co-authors geology ‘road log’

From Press & Staff Reports A veteran member of Mississippi State’s geosciences faculty is co-author of a new “road log” designed to educate travelers about Mississippi’s many geological features. Professor Darrel Schmitz, an alumnus of the university and a native…

Maben Methodists have ‘Breakfast With a Deputy’

By Terry Harpole Many places lately have been having “Coffee With a Deputy” but Maben United Methodist Church went a little further. Oktibbeha County Deputy Chain Owens presented the program at the regular fourth Sunday morning breakfast April 23. When…

Maben Lions learn about cochlear implants

By Jane Collins, Secretary Maben Lions Club On April 25 the Maben Lions Club was treated to a special program by Brittany Pellegra of Memphis, who explained how cochlear implants work and the process by which they can be obtained.…

MHGC names Yard of the Month

From Club Reports The Maben Home and Garden Club’s Yard of the Month sign was placed in the yard of June Turner, which is located on Starkville-Maben Road (MS Hwy. 763). The sign was moved by Catherine Gardner. The yard…

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria concern growing

By David Dabbs, PharmD NMMC-Eupora Getting a prescription when you are sick is expected these days. We all want to feel better and get back to our lives quickly and antibiotics have helped make that possible over the last few…

Man bound over in officer assault

A local man charged with felony assault on a deputy awaits possible grand jury indictment. David Fason waived his right to a preliminary hearing Friday in Webster County Justice Court. Judge Rebecca Ellison ordered that he be bound over to…

Sheriff’s Investigator shares aspects of job

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Landon Griffin, chief investigator for the Webster County Sheriff’s Department, was guest speaker for the Eupora Rotary Club on May 2. “My job involves 80 percent luck and 20 percent skill,” said Griffin, who…

County included in disaster aid request

From Press & Staff Reports Gov. Phil Bryant has requested President Donald Trump declare a major disaster for nine counties, including Webster, from the severe weather, tornadoes and flooding that hit Mississippi on April 30. Based on joint preliminary damage…