Category: News

Voter registration deadline next week

From Press & Staff Reports

Eligible Webster Countians who have never registered to vote have a little over a week to do so in order to vote in the general election. Absentee voting is also underway.

Residents who have never … Read more

May shares testimony through pottery


An example of May’s artwork

By Gwen Sisson
For The WPT

She has always created things.

When Jodi May of Stewart was growing up, she was homeschooled and always got into a little trouble for making crafts instead of doing … Read more

City lifts boil-water notice

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

A precautionary boil-water notice that the city of Eupora issued last week was later lifted.

Test results from the Mississippi Department of Health came back Friday with a safe water drinking report, according to … Read more

Birthday celebration at storytime

By Librarian Fran Smith
Webster County Library

Ms. Pat greeted the children at Webster County Library storytime on Sept. 20 dressed as a clown to celebrate Weston Hitt’s birthday.

Everyone enjoyed the puzzles and books before listening to the story. … Read more

911 Calls

Sept. 19
11:05 a.m., medical, Spring Valley Road; EMS responds.
12:12 p.m., gas drive-off, Hwy. 82, Mathiston; Mathiston PD, Webster SO respond.
12:33 p.m., structure fire, Figgatt Avenue; Eupora FD, Walthall FD, Tomnolen FD respond.
12:44 p.m., medical, Hwy. 9 … Read more

School Board awards shortfall note

From Staff Reports

The Webster County School Board has approved a loan agreement to cover a revenue shortfall in 2015-16.

The shortfall derived from lower-than-expected collections on ad valorem taxes for the fiscal year that ended June 30. The board … Read more

Jail Docket

Sept. 20

Colin White, DOB 03-03-72, WM; Eupora 5: trespassing.

Jerry Walker, DOB 09-06-91, WM; Eupora 7: hold for Choctaw (released to Ackerman PD on Sept. 20).

Sept. 23

Steven Sanders, DOB 08-14-83, WM; Webster 8: bond revoke for petit … Read more

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

Don Vaughan

Provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary

Throughout the month of October is Hamlet month in my theater class. In preparing for my lectures, I am reading a book titled “Hamlet: A User’s Guide” by Michael Pennington, … Read more

Time Capsules

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago:
Sept. 25, 1941
New Grocery Store

D.C. Hoover, genial present Texaco Service Station operator, will open a new grocery store in Eupora. The store known as the Hoover Grocery Co. … Read more

Community forestry workshops upcoming

From Press Reports

The Mississippi Urban Forest Council is offering a series of community forestry workshops open to the general public at no cost.

These workshops are co-hosted by local communities and will provide valuable information to anyone planting and … Read more