Category: News

Jail Docket

May 4 Jarvis McComb, DOB 12-07-85, BM; WSO 8: uttering forgery-three counts (two misdemeanors and one felony) and speeding warrant. May 5 Dakota Weaver, DOB 05-01-96, WM; Mathiston 12: domestic violence. May 8 Joshua Oats, DOB 12-24-95, BM; EPD 3:…

Board discusses Fox Avenue parking

By Russell Hood Webster Progress-Times Parking issues on West Fox Avenue and the upkeep of Spud Stennett Park were among highlighted subjects covered at the May 1 city board meeting. The Eupora Board of Aldermen spend a good amount of…

Board hears TRLS funding request

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Webster County leaders have been asked to consider increased funding for the regional library system. Fran Smith, branch manager of the Webster County Public Library, and Sue Boatman, the county’s representative on the Tombigbee…

Forum focuses on youth programs

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Thursday’s community forum concerning programs for at-risk youth had a small turnout but plans were made to develop specific recommendations for presentation at a future forum. Ward 3 Alderman Hugh Gibson moderated the forum…

The Enterprise welcomes new employee

By Lara Bowman Executive Director The Enterprise of Mississippi   The Enterprise is pleased to welcome Mallory Skelton as community development assistant. Mallory will be working part-time with The Enterprise. The Enterprise has contracted with the city of Eupora for…

Mathiston honors Business of the Month

From the Town of Mathiston   Mathiston’s “Business of the Month” for April goes to Oswalt Building Materials. Owners Marcus and Peggy Oswalt have been in business since 1983, when they acquired their first warehouse from the former N.S. Ellis…

Post your 911 address prominently

By Jimmy McLemore Webster County 911 Director   The Webster County 911 Center is reminding every home and business owner to post your 911 address where it will be seen from the road or street. The most prominent location is…

Local nominee for America’s favorite farm mom

From Press Reports On Friday, Monsanto and American Agri-Women named Cala Tabb from Eupora as one of five regional winners of the America’s Farmers Mom of the Year program. These regional winners represent the important and continually evolving role that…

Jobless rate decreases to 4.6 percent

From Staff Reports Webster County’s unemployment rate decreased one-tenth of a percentage point to 4.6 percent in March. March’s unemployment rate was the lowest since the 4.4 percent recorded in September 2000. The county’s jobless rate was 4.7 percent in…

Local family raising money after cancer diagnosis

From Press reports Phillip Vaughn of Mathiston is an avid outdoorsman and doting father to his three daughters. He works hard to provide for his family, but unfortunately, a cancer diagnosis has limited his ability to work and support his…