Category: News

‘The Can Man’ has always been active

Eupora resident ‘can’t be still’ By Birney Imes, Publisher The Commercial Dispatch In 2011, Joel Johnson stomped flat 280,000 aluminum cans.   “I know because I mashed each one with my foot and put them in a cotton wagon,” he said…

Area ag producers attend annual meeting

By Linda M. Breazeale MSU Extension Service VERONA — Mississippi State University specialists and researchers met with northeast Mississippi agricultural producers in Verona on Feb. 16 to provide updates and hear requests for future programs. Jane Parish, newly appointed head…

ECOM hosts 2nd Valentine Banquet

By Daniel Brunty Webster Progress-Times In what was a celebration and recognition of love in the community, the Eupora Community Outreach Ministry sponsored its second Valentine Banquet Feb. 11 at Victory Full Gospel Baptist Church in Eupora. This year’s banquet…

NMMC-Eupora advises residents to use care in treating burns

By Scott Costello NMMC-Eupora Burns can be mild and need little intervention; however, they can be serious. Care of burns before the hospital can have serious complications in the overall healing of the burns if not done correctly. Mild burns…

Sheriff’s office begins ‘Coffee with a Deputy’

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times A new initiative is underway by the Webster County Sheriff’s Department to obtain feedback and information from the community through open forums. “Coffee with a Deputy” began Feb. 13 at Clarkson Grocery. At least…

Rainwater hosting event to explore Spring stars

Rainwater Observatory in French Camp Mississippi will be offering a free public program for this season called “EXPLORING SPRING STARS!” This presentation will be given on Friday, March 10, 2017, starting at 7:00 p.m. by teacher and astronomer, David Teske.…

Rep. Joey Hood gives legislative update

The end of this week marked the deadline for House appropriations and revenue bills to be introduced and passed. The House Appropriations Committee finished passing bills regarding budgets for state entities last week, so most legislation addressed this week came…

Webster Progress’s Profile 2017 upcoming

On March 29, the largest, most highly read editions of The Winston County Journal, The Webster Progress-Times, and The Choctaw Plaindealer will be published. Our aim is to make Profile 2017 bigger and better than ever before and an edition…

Jail Docket

Feb. 21 Danny Boyette, DOB 12-23-77,  WM; MDOC: probation violation. Jimmy Smith, DOB 10-04-84, BM; Maben 2: two counts of shoplifting. Jones Roy Williams, DOB 07-26-55, BM; Maben 2: shoplifting. Feb. 22 Stephanie Wofford, DOB 07-13-88, BF; SO6: felony child…

PAC honors local Cub Scout volunteer

From Press Reports Shyrrl Murrell of Eupora has been honored for her service to the Pushmataha Area Council Boy Scouts of America. She received the District Award of Merit for her “above-and-beyond service” to youth across the PAC. Each year,…