Category: News

Time Capsules – 08/19/15

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files 75 Years Ago: Aug. 22, 1940 Andy Gump Vegetable Creating unusual interest in the windows of The Webster Progress office this week was a freak in the way of an eggplant grown by…

911 Calls – 08/19/15

Aug. 10 1:12 p.m., car parked in road, Hwy. 403; MHP responds. 3:16 p.m., medical, Madison Street, Mathiston; EMS, Mathiston FD respond. 4:53 p.m., dispute, Hill Street; Eupora PD responds. 6:40 p.m., reckless driver, Hwy 82; Webster SO responds. 8:50…

Time to start vegetables in cabbage family for fall garden

By David Nagel and Lelia Kelly Extension Horticulture Specialists Distributed by Lisa Stewart, Webster County Director Now is the time to be starting vegetables in the cabbage family for transplanting to the fall garden. There is still time to direct-seed…

Rebels focusing on upcoming season

The Ole Miss football team continued to prepare for the upcoming 2015 season on Friday.. The fall camp session took place on the practice fields adjacent to the Manning Center, where the Rebels ran plays deep in their own territory…

Smart exterior lighting can help protect wildlife

By Adam Rohnke Wildlife Extension Associate Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Mississippi State University RAYMOND, Miss. — Lighting has increased human productivity by extending the functional time during a given day to work, play and relax. Exterior lighting for…

Honey bee hazard icon, labels help protect pollinators

Chemical companies have added a new bee hazard icon on labels of certain insecticides to protect pollinators from chemicals hazardous to their health. Blake Layton, an entomologist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said the icon and the accompanying…

New wave of phone scams here in Mississippi

From press reports Mississippi (August 13, 2015) Consumers throughout the state have been reporting scammers calling looking for ways to steal your money or identity. Calls have covered everything from government agencies such as IRS, Social Security, and local sheriff’s departments…

MDOT provides matching funds for airport project

From Press & Staff Reports The Mississippi Transportation Commission has authorized the Mississippi Department of Transportation to provide the matching funds for upcoming federal airport improvement projects, including one in Eupora. The funds will provide 50 percent of the local…

Calendar of Events – 08/19/15

Eupora High open house Eupora High School open house will be from 5-6 p.m. Aug. 20 followed by an EHS Football Booster meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium. Absentee voting Sherry B. Henderson, circuit clerk in and for Webster…

ECCC invites public to ‘Meet the Warriors’

The public is invited to “Meet the Warriors” when East Central Community College hosts the annual pep rally and player introductions event scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 24, at Bailey Stadium on the Decatur campus. ECCC President Dr. Billy…