Category: News

Time Capsules Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago:

Dec. 11, 1941

Work Starts on City Hall

Work started here Tuesday morning on the construction of a city hall designed to include an auditorium or courtroom, a mayor’s office, town attorney’s office, a firehouse, a farm Read more

Ackerman resident named Mrs. Gulf States International

From Press Reports

Angie Irvin of Ackerman was crowned Mrs. Gulf States International in September and will go on to compete for the title of Mrs. International 2017 during the final competition in Charleston, West Virginia, Aug. 11-12.AngieIrvin12-14

Irvin is Read more

WCSD Student of the Month

Brooke Martin (holding plaque) was recognized as the Webster County Board of Education Student of the Month at the board’s Nov. 14 meeting. Brooke, a BrookeMartin12-14student at the Webster County Career and Technology Center, is the daughter of Carol and Read more

WCSD releases information on charges

From Staff Reports

The Webster County Sheriff’s Department issued press releases last week regarding charges brought against two people in unrelated cases.

On Dec. 6, Webster County deputies pulled over a vehicle for a traffic infraction in the Bellefontaine community. Read more

NMMC-Eupora can help Alzheimer’s patients, caregivers

From Press Reports

Alzheimer’s disease doesn’t just affect the person with the disease, it affects everyone who loves and cares about them.

Early-stage Alzheimer’s can last for years. In the beginning the person may have early stages of dementia and Read more

Salter discusses politics with the JOY Club

From Church Reports

Sid Salter discussed the history of Mississippi politics and the importance of voting as the guest speaker at the Oct. 25 JOY Club potluck lunch at First Baptist Church of Eupora.JOY:Salter12-14

Salter is the chief communications officer Read more

Jail docket

Dec. 6

Marguerite Lewis, DOB 10-20-51, WF; Webster 6: kidnapping and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Sherry Monts, DOB 10-25-67, WF; Montgomery 9: possession of controlled substance (meth).

Herbert Doyle Atkinson, DOB 06-27-73, WM; SO5: possession of controlled Read more

Ms. Claus reads at storytime

By Librarian Fran Smith

Webster County Library

Everyone arrived at Webster County Library for storytime on Dec. 7 dressed in Christmas outfits, including Ms. Pat, who dressed as Ms. Claus.Storytime12-14

The children enjoyed spending time playing before listening to the Read more

911 Calls

Dec. 5

1:29 p.m., suspicious activity, Chester-Tomnolen Road; Webster SO responds.

2:36 p.m., Natchez Trace Parkway; transferred to NTP.

2:52 p.m., suspicious activity, Historical Street, Walthall; WSO responds.

3:21 p.m., medical, East Walnut; EMS responds.

4:07 p.m., welfare check, Bluff Read more

Supervisors discuss medical call costs

By Russell Hood

The Webster Progress-Times

The Board of Supervisors, at its last meeting, discussed the ongoing cost to Webster County of paying some fire departments for answering out-of-district medical calls.

The topic was part of a discussion on Dec. Read more