Category: News

Time Capsules Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago: July 15, 1937 Scarborough Clan Enjoys Big Dinner In Hohenlinden on Sunday, all the children of Mr. and Mrs. R.G. Scarborough gathered at the old home and had a family reunion, the first in many years. Dinner…

Calendar of Events

Gore Springs gospel jubilee A gospel music jubilee will be at 6 p.m. July 14 at the Gore Springs Community Center. Southern Image, the Como Sisters, Long Way to Go, Masters Quartet and others will perform. Admission is $5. Gospel…

Dew’s Place well worth time for a visit

By Terry Harpole For the WPT MABEN — With all the eating places in and around the area, the small town of Maben is not to be left out. Dew’s Place, located on Highway 15 across from the Maben Post…

Judge remands charges against Manus

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times WALTHALL —A judge has remanded felony criminal charges against a former county jail inmate, now a quadriplegic, who is suing Webster County and others. Circuit Judge Joey Loper, upon motions of the state, approved…

Mantee area achieves better fire rating

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times A new fire insurance ranking for Mantee should mean reduced rates for home and business owners within the city limits. The Mississippi State Rating Bureau has graded Mantee a Class 8, which is up…

City hosts Dizzy Dean tourneys

From Staff Reports Eupora hosted two Dizzy Dean tournaments beginning June 28 at Gary Park, with 16 teams participating. One tournament was the 9-and-under boys South State and the other was the 10-and-under girls North State. Winners of the girls…

Man gets 30 years for manslaughter

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times WALTHALL — A man has received a 30-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to a double shooting in Eupora that resulted in one death. Gerry Bernard Robinson, 44, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and aggravated…

Teen drowns in pond

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Authorities are investigating the apparent drowning of a teenager that occurred Monday afternoon in the Clarkson community. Webster County Coroner Steve Wells identified the victim as Jason Modzelewski, 15, of Spring Valley Road in…

Maben marks holidays with flags

By Terry Harpole For the WPT MABEN — American flags are now being placed along Highway 15 in Maben in advance of all holidays. The project of placing American flags in town had been a long wish of the Rev.…

Maben Methodist Men’s group meets

By Terry Harpole For the WPT The Maben Methodist Men’s group usually meets each fourth Sunday morning in the church fellowship hall. However, the May 27 meeting was held at 5 p.m. at member Jim Scrivener’s home on Firetower Road,…