Category: News

Man creates effective sign

By Roger Alford   Perhaps you’ve heard about the old fellow up in the Adirondack Mountains who was fed up with tourists speeding along his rural highway and running over his free-range chickens. The old fellow called the local sheriff…

Local EMCC student named to Academic Team

From Press Reports   On March 22, members of the Mississippi Legislature, along with Gov. Phil Bryant, hosted a recognition for members of the 2017 All-Mississippi Community College Academic Team. The highest scoring nominee from each of the state’s 15…

FBC Eupora presenting Easter cantata

By Gwen Sisson   It is Rev. John Herring’s hope that “everyone who comes will worship the Lord and recognize in a fresh way the sacrifice that Jesus made at Calvary.” “Music is such a powerful tool to share the…

Calendar of Events

EES kindergarten registration Eupora Elementary School kindergarten registration continues from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. April 5 and 6 with a lunch and tour at 10 a.m. April 6 in the school cafeteria. If you have a child that will turn 5…

Local florist presents MHGC program

“Strive for perfection in everything you do. Take the best that exists and make it better. When it does not exist, design it.”   By Dottie Dewberry   On March 21 at Maben United Methodist Church, the good ladies of…

Jobless rate drops to 4.7 percent in county

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times   Webster County has recorded an unemployment rate of under 5 percent for the first time in nearly 16½ years. February’s unemployment rate of 4.7 percent was the lowest since the 4.4 percent recorded…

EMCC student named ‘Academic Team Scholar’

From Press Reports   East Mississippi Community College student Elizabeth Shurlds has been named a 2017 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Silver Scholar and will receive a $1,250 scholarship. The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation sponsors the Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team…

Man arrested in multicounty burglaries

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times A man wanted by law enforcement in a string of burglaries spanning multiple counties, including Webster, has been apprehended. The Webster Sheriff’s Department had issued a press release Thursday to news media and on…

Interim superintendent gives update

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times   Eupora Rotarians received an update last week on the Webster County School District from Interim Superintendent of Education Michael Adkins. “We have a great school district,” said the Rotary Club’s March 28 speaker.…

MSU women reach NCAA Final Four

For the Mississippi State women’s basketball team, the music continues to play and the Bulldogs continue to dance. Behind an NCAA Tournament school-record 41 points from Morgan William, No. 2 seed Mississippi State upset No. 1 seed Baylor 94-85 in…