Category: News

Maben SRP features local firefighters

By Mary Boutwell, Manager Maben Public Library June 27 was the grand finale of the Summer Reading Program at the Maben Public Library. We had Wayne Yeatman, chief for the Maben Fire Department, and a couple of his helpers, Donald…

Eupora mourns those who march off to war

By Lee Wonnacott Ride Around America   Tour Notes: Cpl. Justin Cooper Memorial West Roane Avenue at South Dunn Street Eupora, Webster County, Mississippi This stop was not the one intended for Webster County. I had planned to visit the…

Library concludes Summer Reading Program

For the Progress-Times The final program of Webster County Public Library’s Summer Reading on June 27 was led by Librarian Fran Smith. “The True Story of the Three Little Pigs,” a story from the wolf’s viewpoint, was read to the…

Eupora mayor, aldermen sworn in

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times A packed Community Center witnessed the swearing-in of Eupora’s first black mayor, along with that of its five aldermen, on Friday. Circuit Judge George Mitchell first administered the oath of office to newly elected…

Pinning Ceremony

Webster County residents Haley Smith, Amanda Watson, Tyler McCain, Nikki Beam, Tenisha Hamilton, Sidney Allen, Victoria Daniels, Kelly Hope and Koltlyn Wilson were pinned during the Holmes Community College Grenada Campus Practical Nursing Pinning Ceremony on June 23 in the…

Education Notes

Kris Kent               Kent among MACJC Academic All-State honorees Northeast Mississippi Community College’s athletic department continues to set higher standards in the scholastic realm after breaking a school record for the second consecutive year. Forty student-athletes…

Church News

FBC Eupora VBS Join First Baptist Church of Eupora for a special “Camp Out” where we learn “s’more” about Jesus! Vacation Bible School will be Sunday-July 13 beginning at 5:30 p.m. each day. Come join the fun! Sunday night will…

4-County EPA has busy day in Maben

By Terry Harpole On the morning of June 26, 4-County Electric Power Association was busily replacing streetlights along the highway and other streets. It is believed someone shot out the light on Highway 15 North in the accompanying photo. Years…

Arrests

June 26 Jones Roy Williams, DOB 07-26-55, BM; Webster 9: bench warrant for sale of cocaine (hold for Circuit Court). Stephanie Wofford, DOB 07-13-88, BF; Webster 9: bench warrant for abuse and/or battery of child (hold for Circuit Court). June…

Note to pastors: Don’t stand on the patient’s air hose

By Roger Alford   I’m sure you’ve heard about the deacon who was admitted to the hospital. His pastor, of course, went to visit, and was moved with compassion when he saw all the medical equipment attached to the deacon.…