Category: News

East Webster, Eupora basketball players dominate all-region honors

By Rocky Higginbotham Webster Progress TImes   A total of a dozen basketball players from East Webster and Eupora were honored recently when the All-Region 4-2A Basketball Team were announced. Adryana Bell of East Webster was named the region’s Most…

Eupora Eagles shut out West Point

By Rocky Higginbotham Webster Progress Times Eupora only got to play one baseball game last week because of rainy and wet field conditions in the area. But the Eagles made the most of it. Brett May and Cade Farley combined…

Monthly sales tax collections released

From Staff Reports Sales tax revenue numbers that reflect January sales are in from the Mississippi Department of Revenue for local municipalities. MDR collects 81.5 percent of the 7 percent sales tax from municipalities and distributes the remaining 18.5 percent…

EHS Alumni Association selling lockers

From the EHS Alumni Association Be the first to purchase an old school locker from the Eupora High School Alumni Association. Lockers will be sold and available for pickup Saturday, March 25, at the historic high school (Central Office Building)…

County changes local insurance agent

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times The Board of Supervisors, by a split vote, has decided to change its local agent for Webster County’s commercial insurance package. Discussion of switching agents began last month when Mary Margaret Williams, insurance agent…

Maben woman arrested in Duck Hill church burglary

The Winona Times and Staff Reports A Maben woman stands accused of a break-in at a Montgomery County church. According to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department, Effie Renea Langford, 30, of Maben was arrested and charged with burglary of a…

Rep. Hood gives update of house bills

The deadline to consider revenue and appropriations bills that originated in the Senate occurred this week. Among other things, these bills detail how much money will be appropriated to a number of different state boards and departments. These include the…

County not funded for HOME grant

From Staff Reports   Webster County’s grant application for home rehabilitation and repair projects was not funded by the Mississippi Home Corp., the state’s housing finance authority. The Board of Supervisors, on June 30, authorized the Golden Triangle Planning and…

Kick Butts Day held in Maben

By Terry Harpole   MABEN — No one was injured here during Kick Butts Day on March 15 but many people might have been helped or maybe saved. Maben participated in the nationwide Kick Butts Day, an annual program to…

Day helps rid state of pollution, preventable death

From Press Reports   Walking along Mississippi’s roadways may remind pedestrians of an ashtray. Cigarette butts scattered over the state’s beautiful landscape are constant reminders of a sad statistic. More than 500,000 adults in Mississippi smoke cigarettes. Tobacco use is…