Category: News

Rebels pick up first win of season before record-setting crowd

From school reports

OXFORD — A school-record crowd of 64,232 showed for No. 18 Ole Miss’ home opener at newly renovated Vaught-Hemingway Stadium and the Rebels certainly did not disappoint the assembled throng.

Senior quarterback Chad Kelly passed for 219 … Read more

JOY Club speaker


Lara Bowman of The Enterprise of Mississippi serving Choctaw, Montgomery and Webster Counties served as the guest speaker for the monthly JOY Club potluck lunch Aug. 30 at First Baptist Church of Eupora (see related article on Page 1). The

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Drought loans available for area farmers

From Press Reports

“Emergency loans for farmers, ranchers, and operators are available through the Chickasaw County Office of the Farm Service Agency,” James A. Love, FSA farm loan manager, said Sept. 7.

According to Love , this authority is pursuant … Read more

MAFP elects Simmons as president

From Press Reports

The Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians elected Dr. Sue H. Simmons of Maben as the 2016 MAFP President on July 19.

She was installed as president of the MAFP during its 67th Annual Scientific Assembly at the … Read more

Woman with local ties earns medical degree

Melody Louise Bowen graduated with a doctor of medicine from the University of Macon in Georgia on May 6.

She previously graduated from the University of Georgia. Bowen is doing her internship at Commonwealth Hospital in Richmond, Virginia.

Melody is … Read more

Sports Briefs

Sept. 24 game
set for 11 a.m.

Ole Miss’ Sept. 24 Southeastern Conference home date with the Georgia Bulldogs will kick off at 11 a.m. CT and be televised by ESPN, the league office announced Monday.

It will be … Read more

Board adopts county budget, levy

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

The Board of Supervisors adopted Webster County’s new budget and tax levy following a public hearing on Aug. 31.

Supervisors accepted the 2016-17 budget and voted to levy the 2016 taxes for the county … Read more

1st Responder Dinner


First United Methodist Church of Eupora hosted a First Responder Dinner on Aug. 22. The Rev. Ron McDougald, pastor (left, front), welcomes those attending. Agencies in attendance were the Eupora police and fire departments, and the Webster County Sheriff’s Department.

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Man charged with Dancy burglaries

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

A young man who authorities say was caught burglarizing a house in Dancy was subsequently charged with committing a half-dozen burglaries in the community.



Webster County deputies responded to the burglary in progress … Read more