Category: News

‘Gifts of Love’ can make all the difference

By Gwen Sisson

For the WPT

A stuffed animal or a warm blanket can mean so much to a child or an elderly person in difficult circumstances. Sometimes, a Gift of Love is just the thing.

Gifts of Love is … Read more

Burn bans remain; drought conditions persist

From Press and Staff Reports

Webster and 75 other counties in Mississippi remain under burn bans, according to the Mississippi Forestry Commission.Wildfires:TomnolenFD11-09

Gov. Phil Bryant issued a partial state-level burn ban Oct. 11 for 52 counties, including Webster. They have … Read more

City hires public works director

By Russell Hood

The Webster Progress-Times


The Eupora Board of Aldermen has hired Mike McCain of Carthage for the new position of city public works director.

The Eupora native’s hiring was approved during a special-called meeting Oct. 27, when … Read more

School Board upholds discipline decision  

From Staff Reports


Webster County School Board members have upheld a committee’s decision regarding a student disciplinary matter, records show.

The minutes state that the board voted to into executive session Oct. 10 to discuss a student discipline matter. … Read more

Time Capsules

75 Years Ago:

Oct. 30, 1941

Half-and-Half Potatoes

“Beats anything I ever saw,” said genial farmer W. Cliff Sutton Tuesday when he was displaying a sweet potato vine bearing three Nancy Hall potatoes, three Porto Rican potatoes and one potato … Read more

911 Calls

Oct. 24

11:22 a.m., fender bender, Hwy. 82; Mathiston PD responds.

3:18 p.m., medical, Adams Avenue; EMS, Eupora EMRs respond.

3:48 and 3:52 p.m., suspicious activity/person, Fame Church Road; Webster SO responds.

4:46 p.m., cows out, Hwy. 82; WSO, MHP … Read more

Church News

Deliverance Temple

Church of God

in Christ

Revival services are underway at Deliverance Temple Church of God in Christ in Maben through Nov. 4 at 7 nightly.

The Rev. Michael Goins, pastor of Shammach Church of God in Christ in … Read more

20th Century Club

GFWC-MFWC Eupora Twentieth Century Club members recognize Breast Cancer Awareness and Domestic Violence Prevention Awareness Month by wearing Pink and Purple at their October meeting held at Teacups and Tulips. 

Monti King presented a fall decorating program.  

New members of Read more


On Oct 1, the Whitt family cleaned up the stretch of U.S. 82 between Eupora and Grady that it has adopted in memory of the late Jimmy Whitt, who died in October 2014. Organizations or families may adopt a 1- Read more

Halloween Hustle winners announced

For the WPT


The Lady Eagles sponsored a Halloween Hustle 5K on Oct. 8 at the Eupora High School softball field.Hustle:Kristy11-02 Hustle:Ava11-02

Drew Richardson was the overall winner, Greg Pittman winner of the 50-and-over division and Kristy Tindall was the Read more