News

Assemblies of God to plant new church in Eupora

From Press Reports

The office of the Assemblies of God in Byram has announced a new church plant in Eupora.

The Assemblies of God is the largest Pentecostal denomination with some 65 million members in the world with the national … Read more

Mister/Miss Mathiston Pageant upcoming

From Press Reports

The Civic League of Mathiston will be hosting a Mister/Miss Mathiston Pageant at 6 p.m. Oct. 13 at Bennett Auditorium on the Wood College campus.

Girl divisions are Wee Miss Mathiston (ages 0-3), Mini Miss Mathiston (ages … Read more

Christmas Market expanding outdoors

From Press Reports

The Eupora Christmas Market is drawing near again. This year’s theme is “Let Freedom Ring with the Bells of Christmas.”

Market committee members said they hope the town will “ring in” this Christmas season with continued support … Read more

Lodge honors Powell for 99th birthday

Special to the Progress-Times

George Powell was surprised with a party at the Eupora Lodge on Sept. 13 for his 99th birthday. Family and friends gathered around to show their love for this wonderful man.

After falling and breaking his … Read more

Calendar of Events

Quick Bites Dr. Jeff Wilson, area Extension horticulturist, will present the Quick Bites program “Growing Beautiful Landscape Plants” from noon-1 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Webster County Extension Office.

Summer is almost over and fall planting season is coming up. … Read more

Group hears French Camp Academy report

By Terry Harpole

MABEN — Lance Ragsdale, vice president of development at French Camp Academy, was guest speaker for the Maben Methodist Men’s breakfast meeting on Sept. 23.

After the morning meal, Ragsdale brought news, updates and a little history … Read more

Church hosting ‘Miles for Missions’

By Dottie Dewberry For the WPT

MABEN — Maben First Baptist Church will be hosting a 5K run/walk event, “Miles for Missions,” on Oct. 6 starting at 8 a.m. and beginning in front of the church.

Note: 5K is ONLY … Read more

Maben Cemetery full of history

By Terry Harpole

MABEN — A person can stroll over Maben Memorial Cemetery all day and still not take in all the history of the people buried there.

It is located on Webster Street near where the GM&O Railroad once … Read more

Time Capsules Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago: Sept. 30, 1937 ‘Uncle Billy’ Harvey Went A Fishin’ When the American Legion Lake opened last Thursday morning, daybreak found “Uncle Billy” Harvey of Mathiston on the bank with a cane, line, cork, sinker and hook.

In … Read more

Pharmacy remains open after buyout

A local pharmacy will remain open following Walgreens’ purchase of a regional drugstore chain.

Walgreen Co. announced Monday that it has completed its purchase of the USA Drug chain from Stephen L. LaFrance Holdings Inc. and members of the LaFrance … Read more