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School Board has closed sessions

From Staff Reports

Webster County School District board members met in executive sessions twice in the same week last month, records show.

The first session was during the board’s second regular monthly meeting on Sept. 11 and the next was … Read more

Main Street pep rally tonight

From School Reports

The Eupora High School cheerleaders will host a Main Street pep rally tonight.

The festivities begin at 5 p.m. with businesses holding extra-long hours for discount shopping. The businesses participating are Amazing Grace, The Lazy Lizard, Eupora … Read more

EHS to honor senior Eagles

From Staff Reports

Senior recognition will be at 6 p.m. Friday at Wofford Field before the Eupora-Ackerman football game.

These senior members of the football team, cheerleader squad and band at Eupora High School will be recognized:

• Football: Savon … Read more

Nick enjoys trip to Tupelo Fair

By Terry Harpole For the WPT

When the West Oktibbeha Timberwolves were playing Sebastopol in Maben for Homecoming on Oct. 12, people were probably wondering where one fan was.

That fan was Nicky Ray Lewis, who most people here and … Read more

Cemetery holds stories of interest

By Terry Harpole For the WPT

A person can be driving many places, maybe only pleasure driving or even on their way somewhere, and will be driving by some hidden, unknown or forgotten cemetery.

These cemeteries might be the burial … Read more

Calendar of Events

Mister and Miss Mathiston Pageant The Civic League of Mathiston will be having its premier Mister and Miss Mathiston beauty pageant on Oct. 13 beginning at 6 p.m. at Bennett Hall on the Wood College campus.

Children 5 and younger … Read more

Breast Cancer Luncheon Oct. 23

From Staff Reports

North Mississippi Medical Center-Eupora will sponsor a Breast Cancer Luncheon on Oct. 23.

The luncheon begins at noon in the NMMC-Eupora Long Term Care activity room, and will include speakers and door prizes.

Tickets are $25 each … Read more

Governor approves OCSD takeover

From Press, Staff Reports

Gov. Phil Bryant has declared a state of emergency in the Oktibbeha County School District, authorizing the Mississippi Department of Education to take immediate corrective action.

The district’s four schools include West Oktibbeha County High in … Read more

Pay fines or go to jail

From Staff Reports.

Webster County Justice Court is stepping up enforcement of unpaid fines and warns defaulters they face jail time.

Justice Court Clerk Janice Brunty, in a release issued Tuesday, said the court will be collecting old fines.

The … Read more

Registration deadline approaches

From Press, Staff Reports

Circuit Clerk Deborah Hood Neal reminds Webster Countians the deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 6 general election is Saturday.

State law requires circuit clerks’ offices to be open from 8 a.m.- noon the … Read more