Category: News

Local schools help fill food pantry

From Webster County Extension   Five thousand three hundred forty pounds (5,340 #s) collected by Webster County Schools! Filling the local food pantry is especially hard during the holiday season. In order to get more county participation, the Webster County…

Aldermen deal with Water Department issues

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times The Eupora Board of Aldermen dealt with Water Department matters during two meetings since the first of the year. Mayor Dan Burchfield, at the board’s Jan. 3 meeting, read a letter submitted that day…

Board rehires county employees

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times   The annual rehiring of county employees was among matters handled at the first meeting of the year for the Webster County Board of Supervisors. The board voted Jan. 3 to rehire these personnel…

Bill tackles superintendent appointments

From Press and Staff Reports   Legislation affecting Webster County regarding the appointment of school superintendents has passed the House of Representatives and was expected to receive Senate approval Tuesday. Jack Treloar, who was elected, resigned as Webster County’s superintendent…

Rotary honors Student of the Month

From Staff Reports The Eupora Rotary Club recognized Eupora High School senior Drew Richardson as Rotary Student of the Month at its Dec. 6 luncheon. Teacher of the Month Amanda Richardson, who teaches ninth-grade STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics…

Calendar of Events

Friends of Webster County Library Friends of Webster County Library will meet Jan. 9 at 11 a.m. Bring a sack lunch and be a part of the Friends group to help the library and hear various speakers throughout the year.…

Locals named to NEMCC honors lists

A number of area students were named to Northeast Mississippi Community College’s prestigious President’s List and Vice President’s List for the 2016 fall semester. Students who achieved a grade point average of 4.0 on a 4.0 scale were named to…

Interactors help with community project

From School Reports The Rotary Interact Club worked to help the GFWC-MFWC Eupora Twentieth Century Club create 830 handmade puppets and stuffed animals. Eupora High School’s Interact Club met and stuffed 205 puppets to donate to the project, in which…

EMCC graduates more than 350 students

From Press Reports East Mississippi Community College held fall 2016 graduation ceremonies Dec. 9 at its Golden Triangle and Scooba campuses. The ceremonies included more than 350 academic and career-technical students who graduated from the Scooba, Golden Triangle, Columbus Air…

Excitement of Operation Christmas Child shared

From FBC Eupora Operation Christmas Child was the focus of the Dec. 13 JOY Club potluck luncheon at First Baptist Church of Eupora. Reba Thompson shared a slide presentation of Webster County volunteers who traveled to Atlanta in November to…