Sales tax collections reported for July sales

Sales tax revenue numbers that reflect July sales are in from the Mississippi Department of Revenue for area municipalities.

MDR collects 81.5 percent of the 7 percent sales tax from municipalities and distributes the remaining 18.5 percent back to the … Read more

911 Calls – 09/23/15

Sept. 14
10:27 a.m., alarm, South Dunn; Eupora Police Department responds.
10:57 a.m., alarm, Stallings Road; Webster Sheriff’s Office responds.
11:54 a.m., MVA, Hwy. 82; Mathiston PD responds.… Read more

Vaughan’s Vocabulary – 09/23/15

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary.

The first words that I learned to read, write, and pronounce from the printed page were taught to me by my grandmother and Captain Kangaroo (to this day I have … Read more

School Board hires new business manager

From Staff Reports

The Webster County School Board hired two business managers in a 14-day period last month because the first resigned shortly after his hiring, records show.

The first hiring was approved during a special meeting via conference call … Read more

MSU explodes in win over NSU

From school reports

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State (2-1) beat Northwestern (La.) State (0-3) 62-13 on Saturday in front of a crowd of over 61,000 at Davis Wade Stadium. The Bulldogs racked up a school-record 647 yards of offense while only … Read more

Ole Miss Rebels take road win over Alabama in classic

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – For the second straight year, Ole Miss and Alabama delivered an instant classic on the gridiron. Behind five turnovers forced by the Landshark defense, the No. 11 Rebels won 43-37, defeating the No. 2 Crimson Tide in … Read more

Editorial Roundup – 09/23/15

Too much Trump
Jealous and baffled by the attention that celebrity presidential candidate Donald Trump has been given, most of his Republican rivals spent Wednesday night’s debate trying to knock him down a few notches.… Read more

Calendar of Events – 09/23/15

Girl Scouts volunteer re-cruitment night
Are you interested in volunteering for Girl Scouts? Volunteer Recruitment Night will from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Mathiston Public Library, 298 Scott St.
Come volunteer and make a difference for girls. Participants will … Read more

No updates filed in courthouse suit

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

No new information had been filed as of Monday in the court case involving Webster County’s courthouse insurance claim.

An arbitration panel was scheduled to meet earlier this month in an attempt to come … Read more

Time Capsules – 09/26/15

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago: Sept. 26, 1940

She Simply Won’t Grow Old
They say that the mind has lots to do with one’s age, and that a “man is as old or as young … Read more