Category: News

Backpack drive underway for students

From FBC Eupora   Every student needs one. Backpacks not only help students of all ages carry their books and supplies around, but also help protect a student’s belongings. The Love Bags Project in Webster County Schools needs about 80…

911 Calls

July 17 9:45 a.m., welfare concern, Hwy. 9; Webster SO responds. 9:47 a.m.., Clay County; transferred to Clay 911. 11:05 a.m., domestic, Peachtree Street; Eupora PD responds. 12:22 p.m., medical, Swayze Street; EMS, Mathiston FD respond. 1:16 p.m., medical, Adams…

Old crows, yapping little dogs only nuisances

By Roger Alford   A man and wife were walking along a country lane when a crow, flying high overhead, dropped a messy present on the woman’s shoulder. “Ewww,” she screeched. “Get some toilet paper or something.” “What for?” the…

Completes CPR Training

Aleah Graham, health liaison for the Controllers Generation II 4-H Club, completed CPR training on Monday. Starkville Fire Chief Charles Yarbrough (l.) said he is proud to see young people wanting to receive training. Graham said she plans to encourage…

Shocco Springs Camp

Children from First Baptist Church of Eupora recently attended summer camp at Shocco Springs in Alabama.

Bud Gordon new pastor at Mathiston UMC

By Terry Harpole After being under the very able pastorate of the Rev. Bunyon “Jeep” Pepper Mathiston United Methodist Church was appointed a pastor who is no stranger to the area. His family is no stranger to the area either.…

Ross hired as new CB&S Bank CEO

From Press Reports CB&S Bank headquartered in Russellville, Alabama, has announced that longtime President and Chief Executive Officer Dennis Upchurch has announced his retirement effective July 31, ending a 29-year tenure as the top executive of the fifth-largest bank headquartered…

1st District residents demonstrate patriotic spirit

By U.S. Rep. Trent Kelly 1st District Member of Congress   We are privileged to live in a country where we are free to express our thoughts and practice our religious beliefs without fear of persecution. Our forefathers took a leap of…

County donates to parks

RUSSELL HOOD/STAFF The Webster County Board of Supervisors presented checks for $2,000 each to the Eupora and Mathiston park and recreation departments on Monday. The funds represent a percentage of Mississippi Delta Shows’ gate fees from last year’s Eupora Fair.…

Cane maker gifts Center Grove pastor

By Dottie Dewberry   Wyman Bishop is like the Energizer bunny: he takes a licking and keeps on ticking. At the ripe old age of 90-plus he is continuing to be an active member of the community and in his…