Church News

Mt. Salem M.B.

Mt. Salem M.B. Church of Ackerman will host an Usher Ministry Union Session at 6 p.m. July 29.
Pastor James Boyd of Reform Chapel M.B. Church will deliver the sermon. The community ministry will be free school … Read more

Time Capsules

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago:
July 24, 1941

Stores Have Short Hours

Eupora’s downtown section presents almost a blackout during these nights of business cooperation with civilian defense efforts to preserve electric power.

The early … Read more


Mr. and Mrs. Billy Holmes of Scooba, MS announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristen Elaine (Krissy) to Taylor Jordan Williams, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Jack Williams of Mathiston, MS.

The wedding will be held Saturday, August 20, … Read more

Sales tax collections released

From Staff Reports

Sales tax revenue numbers that reflect May sales are in from the Mississippi Department of Revenue for local municipalities.

MDR collects 81.5 percent of the 7 percent sales tax from municipalities and distributes the remaining 18.5 percent … Read more

School district retains top rating

From Press & Staff Reports

The Mississippi Department of Education has released letter grades for schools and districts based on Mississippi’s A-F accountability system that evaluates how schools and districts performed in the 2014-15 academic year.

Webster County was among … Read more

Brown elected Mathiston town marshal

From Staff Reports

Justin W. Brown has been elected Mathiston’s new town marshal.

He was the top vote-getter among three candidates vying for the position in a July 12 special election.

A Webster County sheriff’s deputy, Brown received 110 votes, … Read more

City seeks grant for WiFi project

By Russell Hood

The Webster Progress-Times

The city of Eupora is pursing a grant for the infrastructure of a downtown WiFi network.

If the $5,000 grant is awarded, the city would work with internet provider AT&T to install a wireless … Read more

Man charged in DUI-related death

From Press and Staff Reports

Authorities have charged a Eupora man with aggravated DUI resulting in death following a one-car crash that resulted in the passenger’s death 11 days later.

Investigator M. Landon Griffin of the Webster County Sheriff’s Department … Read more