Category: News

These girls have Haiti in their hearts

By Gwen Sisson

From their very first trip to Haiti, they knew they would never be the same.

It was in 2011 when Haley Harrison, Paisley Bell and Madison Smith took their first trip with a group from Walthall Baptist … Read more

GFWC- MFWC recognizes 50-year member

Forrester presents Brown her 50-year pin..

For the WPT

Etty P. Brown was recognized for her 50 years of volunteerism and membership in the General Federation of Women’s Clubs at the District III convention in Okolona on Feb. 28.

Brown has been an active member of … Read more

Hope Outdoors Deer Hunt ‘amazing’ weekend

Justin Horton of Arkansas and guide Bill Dean with one of the deer harvested. Dean is a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church in Eupora.

By Gwen Sisson

“I would do this every weekend if I could,” said Cory Parish of Tomnolen, one of the Webster County volunteers for North Mississippi Hope Outdoors.

At the first deer hunt for the newly established North Mississippi Hope … Read more

Interact donations


Eupora High School Interact students gathering items to donate to St. Jude Hospital in honor of Miller Calhoun are… Read more

3 fire departments have new trucks

Showing off the fire trucks acquired through county funding for Walthall, Mathiston and Tomnolen are Chief Casey Henderson of the Walthall Fire Department, Assistant Chief Shane Box and Chief Lee Gilliland of the Mathiston Fire Department, Chief Joe Huffman of the Tomnolen Fire Department, Sheriff Tim Mitchell and Fire Coordinator Barry Rushing.

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

Webster County Fire Service is proud of three additional trucks that the county has acquired for the Mathiston, Tomnolen and Walthall volunteer fire departments.

The Class A pumpers are Mathiston’s Engine 297, Tomnolen’s Engine … Read more

Easter cantata Sunday at FBC Eupora

By Gwen Sisson

First Baptist Church of Eupora’s music minister, John Herring, said he hopes that the congregation will have a very genuine worship experience as part of the 2015 Easter cantata.

“It’s my prayer that we will experience the … Read more

Editorial Roundup – 03/25/2015

Firing Dan Jones big mistake
By Charles Dunagin, Editor
McComb Enterprise-Journal

I don’t recall the exact date, but it was at least six months ago when I was told Dan Jones was going to lose his job as chancellor of … Read more

Time Capsules – 03/25/2015

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago: March 28, 1940

Jack Sugg Opens New Lion Station
Jack K. Sugg, young Eupora businessman, has opened a filling station on Highway 82 in the eastern part of Eupora’s fast-growing … Read more

Holmes’ history-making season ends in heartbreaking loss

From school reports

The history-making 2014-15 basketball season came to a painful end here today in the quarterfinals of the NJCAA National Tournament with the Holmes Community College Bulldogs falling to the Hill College Rebels, 73-72.

The Bulldogs ended the … Read more

Get head start with transplants 

By Lelia Kelly and David Nagel
Extension Horticulture Specialists
Distributed by Lisa Stewart, Webster County Director

Instead of waiting for seeds to sprout, set out transplants to give yourself an edge on the gardening season. Choose young transplants that have … Read more