News

Supervisors accept county tax rolls

By Daniel Brunty
Webster Progress-Times

The Webster County Board of Supervisors gave county taxpayers an opportunity to express any objections in regard to the real and personal property assessments on Sept. 8 at the County Office Building.

The county had … Read more

E -911 Calls for 9/17/2014

Sept. 8
12:59 p.m., medical, Sparkman road; EMS, Eupora FD respond.
2:31 p.m., reckless driver, Hwy. 82; MHP responds.

Sept. 9
11:50 a.m., MVA, Clark Street/Cemetery Road; Eupora PD responds.… Read more

Correction – 9/17/2014

The total purchase price for the property that Webster County plans to purchase from the village of Walthall for construction of a new courthouse is $23,500. A sentence in the Sept. 10 article “County, Walthall approve courthouse land deal” gave … Read more

Haffey named ninth Holmes president

By Steve Diffey
District Director of Communications
Holmes Community College

Newly named Holmes Community College President Dr. Jim Haffey had one thing to be evident in his interview, his love for the institution where he, his wife and many of … Read more

Jail Docket – 9/27/14

Sept. 8
Garry Sanders, DOB 04-15-82, WM; Eupora 11: improper passing and possession of liquor.
Sept. 9
William Z. Kelly, DOB 07-29-84, WM; E3: bond surrender.
Shawn Lee Henson, DOB 07-29,76, WM; E3: careless driving, no DL, no insurance and … Read more

School Board approves student release

From Staff Reports

The Webster County School Board approved a student release at a previous meeting, according to board minutes.

Superintendent of Education Jack Treloar, on Sept. 3, recommended Alex Ballentine be granted a release for her child to attend … Read more

School letter grades to be released

The MDE will release school district letter grades for the 2013-14 school year following the Oct. 17 Board of Education meeting in Jackson.

This year’s letter grades are based on Mississippi’s new accountability model, which will show how schools and … Read more

EPD investigates gun report

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

Officers did not locate any weapon after responding to a report of a gun at Eupora High School’s parking lot during a football game, according to Police Chief Gregg Hunter.… Read more

Calendar of Events – 9/27/2014

Mid-South Forestry Equipment Show
The Mid-South Forestry Equipment Show will be Sept. 19-20 at the Mississippi State University John W. Starr Memorial Forest on Highway 25 south of Starkville.

Times are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. … Read more

Vaughan’s Vocabulary – 9/17/2014

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary.

Vocabulary gets you results! The “Exploring Ways to Use Our Minds Efficiently” website cited a study by Johnson O’Connor in which he observed individuals in various walks of life. O’Conner … Read more