Vandals spray-paint graffiti at EHS

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times

Police are investigating the spray-painting of graffiti that included profanity and at least one threatening message on the Eupora High School campus.

The vandalism was discovered and reported to the Eupora Police Department about … Read more

Emergency declaration includes county

From Press, Staff Reports

Gov. Phil Bryant declared a state of emergency Monday for Webster and other counties impacted by freezing rain, flooding and severe weather.

Nearly 60 Mississippi counties reported effects from the storms, including Webster, where schools were … Read more

Calendar of Events

Brunswick stew fundraiser A Brunswick stew fundraiser will be at 11 a.m. Jan. 19 at the Stewart Fire Department. The meal, which is $5, includes stew, cornbread/crackers, dessert and drink. Stew will also be available for $20 a gallon, $10 … Read more

Perrigan MDOC award recipient

The Mississippi Department of Corrections has announced the October, November and December Region I Community Corrections employee award recipients for the fourth quarter of 2012.

Award recipients included Field Officer III Michael Perrigan of Eupora, who received an Extra Effort … Read more

Supervisors rehire employees

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times

WALTHALL — Supervisors rehired all Webster County employees at their first meeting of 2013, but two were rehired with conditions attached.

The Board of Supervisors voted Jan. 7 to rehire all county employees on … Read more

Local author teaches children about Jesus in new book

From Press Reports

Author Whitney Yarber White of Eupora announces the release of her new children’s book “Don’t Swallow the Baby Jesus.”

In “Don’t Swallow the Baby Jesus,” readers will join brothers Aaron and Aaden as they decorate for Christmas. … Read more

Snowmen sneak into story hour

By Dottie Dewberry For the WPT

MABEN — Finally, it was a beautiful sunshiny day for the return of the weekly story hour at the Maben Public Library on Jan. 11.

Ms. Mary chose to read “Snowmen at Night” for … Read more

Fondren named academic scholar

From press Reports

The Office of Academic Affairs for Mississippi College has released its list of academic scholars for the 2012 fall semester. Ellen L. Fondren of Mathiston was named to the Dean’s List.

To be eligible for the Dean’s … Read more

EES students take limo ride

From School Reports

The Eupora Elementary School PTO rewarded students who sold 18 or more items in its annual fall fundraiser with a Hummer limo ride and pizza party at Whites Creek Lake on Nov. 14.

The EES PTO thanks … Read more

Blaylock named Rotary Student of the Month

From Staff Reports

The Eupora Rotary Club has recognized Brad Blaylock as January’s Student of the Month.

The Eupora High School senior serves as class president, and president of the Beta and Interact clubs. He is also a member of … Read more