Lizzie Drane was midwife to many


By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

The late Elizabeth Hubbard “Lizzie” Drane is being remembered during Black History Month as a midwife to many Webster Countians.

Grandson Joe Draine (the spelling of the surname was changed later with an added … Read more

EES box tops

Teacher Brooke Dodd

Eupora Elementary School thanks everyone who collected box tops this semester. Top winners are:… Read more

‘The Snowy Day’


Reba Thompson reads “The Snowy Day” recently at First Baptist Church of Eupora’s Preschool.… Read more

Florida fugitive caught in county


From Press Reports

Webster County sheriff’s deputies caught a fugitive out of Florida last week.

Kristie L. Medders was wanted by multiple agencies in Florida on offenses including fraud.… Read more

Editorial Roundup – 2/18/2015

Rule of law takes precedence

Those who have fought in the courts or opined in favor of legalizing gay marriage have frequently likened the resistance of states to their opposition to racial desegregation a couple of generations ago.

The comparison … Read more

Time Capsules – 2/18/2015

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago: Feb. 15, 1940

State Position for Col. Taylor
Daniel M. Taylor, former merchant and Eupora businessman, received news of his appointment Tuesday of this week to the position of patrolman … Read more

Sports Schedules – 2/18/2015

WED, FEB. 18
Prep Basketball
MAIS AA State Tournament at Canton (4 p.m. — Winston Academy girls vs. Adams Christian)
Junior College Softball
1 p.m. — East Central at Miss. Delta (DH)
Junior College Baseball
3 p.m. — Meridian at … Read more

Fred’s begins ‘Miracle Balloon’ drive

From Press Reports

Shoppers at fred’s Super Dollar will once again be able to support the healthcare of children in their communities by purchasing special $1 paper Miracle Balloons that will benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

The 10th annual campaign, … Read more

911 Calls – 2/18/2015

Feb. 9
10:13 a.m., medical, Rock Hill Road; transferred to Oktibbeha 911.
11:14 a.m., medical, Walnut Avenue; EMS responds.
1:03 p.m., stranded motorist, Veterans Memorial Boulevard; Eupora PD responds.
2:32 p.m., loose cow, Hwy. 82, Sapa; Webster SO responds.
2:45 … Read more