News

Time Capsules Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago: Aug. 5, 1937 Beer Problem Before Board The Board of Supervisors in regular monthly session set aside this morning for business of entertaining petitions for another beer election.

Individual supervisors would not make formal statements concerning the … Read more

Variety of vendors at Farmers’ Market

By Jane Collins, Manager Maben Farmers’ Market

MABEN — Saturday morning at the Maben Farmers’ Market customers were greeted by several of the regular vendors and were treated to a pretty new face, Kaitlin Walls of Maben, who was selling … Read more

Students present aunt

From School Reports

Students Delaina Gaskin and Dylan Gaskin presented the children’s book “Turtles Big Day” to Eupora Elementary School Librarian Vonda Burton last spring to be placed in the school library.

“Turtles Big Day” was written by Tamora L. … Read more

Webster UMC Cluster meets at Pleasant Hill

By Terry Harpole For the WPT

The United Methodist Church Cluster meeting was July 17 at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church on Polly Bell Road west of Starkville off U.S. 82.

The meeting was well attended and the cluster stressed … Read more

GLC-Eupora residents take

Special to the Progress-Times

Golden LivingCenter-Eupora residents enjoyed senior adult Bible school from July 16-20.

Mrs. Opal Vickers taught the class each day, and others who assisted included Willie Ree Williamson; and Kelly, Tabb and Mary Kesler Powell. Mrs. Williamson … Read more

Whiteside speaker for MMM

By Terry Harpole For the WPT

MABEN — The Maben Methodist Men had their regular fourth Sunday morning breakfast meeting July 22 in the church fellowship hall.

In the absence of the pastor, the Rev Scarlet Shepperd, who was sick, … Read more

Webster County contestant aims for Miss Hospitality title

From Staff Reports

Mississippi Miss Hospitality Pageant week is under way and Karlee Stewart is now in Hattiesburg representing Webster County.

Pre-pageant events began Sunday, and pageant nights are Friday and Saturday at the Saenger Theater. Stewart, who was selected … Read more

Board approves school district 2012-13 budget

From Staff Reports

The Webster County School Board approved a new budget, adopted a sex education policy, and handled personnel matters and other business at previous meetings.

No action was taken June 12 after the board voted to go into … Read more

City board discusses personnel

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times

The Eupora Board of Aldermen took no related action following an executive session at a special called meeting on July 16.

Mayor Tommy Lott and the five aldermen spent one hour and 15 minutes … Read more

Multicounty alliance talks continue

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times
A possible regional economic development organization now includes Montgomery County, in addition to Webster and Choctaw counties.
Oktibbeha County was included in initial discussions about the possibility of forming an alliance with Webster and
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