911 Calls – 02/04/2015

Jan. 26
5:15 pm., medical, Westwood Drive; Eupora FD, EMS respond.
8:17 p.m., medical, Hwy. 82; Mathiston FD, EMS respond.
10:05 p.m., Clarkson Road; Webster SO responds.

Jan. 27
6:38 a.m., two-car MVA, Hwy. 15;WSO, MHP, Mantee FD, Cumberland FD … Read more

Wonders of the winter stars on display at Rainwater

Rainwater Observatory in French Camp Mississippi will be offering a free program for this winter season called “WONDERS OF THE WINTER STARS!”. This presentation will be given on Friday, February 13, 2015, starting at 7:00 p.m. by teacher and astronomer, … Read more

Forgot New Year’s? Today is the day to quit

From Press Reports

Every Jan. 1, people all over the world make New Year’s resolutions. Although New Year’s has come and gone, it’s not too late to quit. Why not get started today?

According to the CDC, nearly seven out … Read more

Editorial Roundup – 02/04/2015

Common Core’s foes mixed up

One of the more perplexing aspects of the irrational opposition to Common Core in Mississippi is the contradictory arguments made by opponents.

Some claim the new education standards for Mississippi’s public schools are too tough … Read more

Brand: Tough competition will help down the stretch

By Austin Bishop
The Webster Progress Times

Bill Brand has coached enough basketball to know that good teams get better when they face stiff competition.

The East Webster High School girls basketball coach is hoping that the games his team … Read more

Calendar of Events – 02/04/2015

Free sessions on healthcare options
Health Help Mississippi-Starkville, a non-profit organization, will sponsor two free informational sessions on health insurance options on Feb. 5 in Webster County.

The sessions will be from 10 a.m.-noon at the Webster County Public Library … Read more

House members busy in committees

In anticipation of the February 3 deadline to report general bills originating in the House out of committee, members were faced with a full week of committee work.

Winston County Medical Center
Due to the tornado damage that occurred to … Read more

Sports Schedules – 02/04/2015

Prep Basketball
TBA — MAIS AA District 2 Tournament (Winston Academy entered)
Junior College Softball
1 p.m. — East Central at Alabama Southern (DH)
Men’s College Basketball
6 p.m. — Texas A&M at Ole Miss

THURSDAY, FEB. Read more

Eupora Eagles flying high at right time

By Austin Bishop
Webster Progress Times

As the basketball season draws to a close, the Eupora High School boys basketball team has found its rhythm.

With two wins last week, the Eagles head into this week’s action confident. If they … Read more

Time Capsules – 02/04/2015

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago: Feb. 1, 1940

Winter of 1940 Breaks Record

January 1940 will long be remembered for the excessively low temperatures recorded — and for the bitter cold experienced.

Probably never before … Read more