Category: News

Sales tax collections climb locally

The city of Eupora’s sales tax collections for May increased 2.4 percent over May 2011. Overall sales tax collections totaled $36,301, according to the most recent data from the Mississippi Department of Revenue. This is up about $856 from the…

Supervisors set HOME hearing, open bids

By Ruthie Robison The Webster Progress-Times WALTHALL — During a recessed meeting Monday, Webster County officials were addressed by Terry Westmoreland of Boston Mutual Insurance, Deputy Casey Henderson, county Fire Coordinator/Emergency Management Director Barry Rushing and Housing Specialist Patsy Patterson…

Library Friends enjoy writer’s program

By Fran Smith, Librarian Webster County Public Library Tony Kinton was the guest speaker for the July 9 meeting of Friends of the Library at the Webster County Public Library. He discussed his interest in history and its influence on…

Webster Methodist Cluster meets at LUMC

From Press Reports MABEN — The Webster Cluster of the Mississippi United Methodist Conference met June 19 at Lebanon United Methodist Church for its regular monthly meeting. The cluster comprises Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, Saint Stephens UMC, Dumas Chapel,…

Local boil-water alert issued

From Press, Staff Reports The Mississippi State Department of Health has issued a boil-water alert for customers who receive their drinking water from the Savannah Water Association #1 water supply located in Webster County. This affects about 1,482 customers. The…

Trunk show tonight for local Miss Hospitality

Webster County’s Miss Hospitality, Karlee Stewart, will be presented in a trunk show at 6:30 p.m. today at the Depot in Eupora. All family, friends and members of the community are invited to attend. In April of this year, Karlee…

Education notes

Locals among MSU graduates Mississippi State University has released the graduation list for the 2012 spring term for Webster County. Honor graduates include all bachelor-degree candidates with exceptional scholastic averages and at least half the total required course hours earned…

4-County urges members to beware of phone scam

From Press Reports Electric cooperatives around the state, like 4-County Electric Power Association, are urging members to beware of an ongoing telephone scam. Officials said there are variations of the scam, but all claim to have money from the federal…

Tdap vaccination required for 7th-graders

From Press Reports All Mississippi students entering the seventh grade are required to have a recent Tdap vaccination, beginning with the 2012-13 school year. According to the Mississippi State Department of Health, Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) vaccination provides protection…

Reed Brothers perform at MMC

By Terry Harpole For the WPT MABEN — The Reed Brothers from Louisville performed before a large crowd at Maben Methodist Church the evening of July 1 for its Fourth of July ice cream supper. Nick and Boo Reed come…