Category: News

CPR kits donated to high schools

From Press Reports Mississippi high school students are receiving a life-saving gift from the Mississippi Healthcare Alliance. The Mississippi Healthcare Alliance partnered with the American Heart Association to purchase CPR in Schools Kits for all Mississippi high schools that did…

Calendar of Events

Local Retired Educators meeting Local Retired Educators will meet at 11 a.m. Feb. 1 at the Central Service Grill in Eupora. Rickie Vaughn, Retired Education Personnel of Mississippi treasurer, will be the speaker. It is important for dues to be…

FBC students say PASSION Conference was unforgettable

By Gwen Sisson Jaime Hernandez of First Baptist Church of Eupora said PASSION 2017 Conference has changed his life forever. “ It made me see, with not just my eyes but my heart as well, and has changed my life…

Legislature considers education funding formula revamp

By Rep. Joey Hood District 35   The state Legislature had a full schedule during the third week of the 2017 legislative session, which began Jan. 16 with a joint Education and Appropriations committee meeting, where the consulting group, EdBuild…

Rotary honors Student of the Month

From Staff Reports   The Eupora Rotary Club recognized Coley Tabb as Rotary Student of the Month at its Jan. 10 luncheon. He was introduced by Teacher of the Month Kimberly Cummings Coley is a senior at Eupora High School…

Local student obtains Microsoft Word Office Specialist credential

From Press Reports   Nine Northeast Mississippi Community College students obtained the industry-recognized Microsoft Word Office Specialist credential during the 2016 fall semester as members of the college’s BOT 1143 Word Processing course. Those obtaining their Microsoft Word Office Specialist…

Sheriff’s Department announces ‘Coffee with a Deputy’

From Press Reports “Coffee with a Deputy” is a new initiative by the Webster County Sheriff’s Department to discuss issues in the surrounding communities and to involve the community. “This open forum can be used for basically anything the community…

Grand jury issues report

From Staff Reports The new Webster County Grand Jury has issued a report of its investigations and inspection of county buildings. The grand jurors were impaneled Jan. 9 on the opening day of the January term of Webster County Circuit…

Board votes to dissolve fire department

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times   The Webster County Board of Supervisors has approved the dissolution of the Bellefontaine Fire Department. Walthall Fire Chief Casey Henderson and county Fire Coordinator/EMA Director Barry Rushing met with supervisors Jan. 17 and…

Governor signs superintendent bill

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times The governor’s approval of a bill allowing school boards to fill an interim vacant position for superintendent means Webster County will not have to have a special election for that purpose. Gov. Phil Bryant…