Category: News

Arrests

July 19 Jimmy Ferguson, DOB 08-11-65, WM; Eupora PD: warrant for failure to appear. Joshua Agnew, DOB 10-25-88, BM; Webster 17: transferred to Rankin. Wendy Fountain, DOB 10-16-74, WF; Webster 17: transferred to Rankin. Leon Brandon, DOB 08-03-81, BM; Webster…

Education Notes

HCC District Dog Lunch in Eupora The Holmes Alumni Association is having District Dog Lunches in the nine counties supporting Holmes Community College. The lunches have been organized to help alumni network and socialize with other alumni in the area.…

Church News

OCC items of the month In 2017, First Baptist Church of Eupora hopes to make an even bigger impact with Operation Christmas Child. In July, the items of the month are children’s undies, combs, spiral notebooks and crayons. And don’t…

Calendar of Events

Prairie Opportunity public hearing Prairie Opportunity Inc. Community Action Agency will conduct a public hearing on Aug. 7 at 3 p.m. at the Eupora Community Center, located at 150 N. Dunn St. This meeting is to inform the public of…

Clinic announces new providers, hours

From Press Reports   Jack Huffman, M.D., and Sandra Oswalt, CFNP, will be seeing patients at Eupora Family Medical Clinic beginning July 31. Eupora Family Medical Clinic will also feature new, extended hours beginning July 31. The clinic will be…

Removal of Confederate statues: an essay

Opinion by Pete Shumpert   Regarding removal of Confederate statues — Lincoln quotes and actions: 1. In Lincoln’s Aug. 21, 1858, debate with Stephen Douglas, he said, “I have no purpose to introduce political or social equality between the white and…

Board names new East Webster principals

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times   East Webster elementary and high schools now have new principals following action taken by the Webster County School Board. Bill Brand’s resignation as principal of East Webster High School ultimately led to the…

SBA disaster loan deadline approaching

From Press Reports   The U.S. Small Business Administration reminds businesses of all sizes, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters in Mississippi of the deadline to submit disaster loan applications for damages caused by severe weather including tornadoes, winds, torrential…

Expand rural broadband for public safety

By U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker R-Miss.   When a major emergency occurs, first responders such as police officers and firefighters must be able to communicate with each other. But as we have witnessed in crisis after crisis, they often cannot…

Man charged with Sex Offender Violation

From Press Reports   The Webster County Sheriff’s Department received a report June 23 that a sex offender was not living at his registered address, according to a release issued Friday by the WCSD. Through further investigation, it found that…