Category: News

Supervisors hear wireless internet proposal

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times   Webster County leaders are awaiting more information on a wireless internet proposal from a telecommunications/internet service provider. Eupora Mayor Dan Burchfield introduced Randy Clark, owner of Carrollton-based Mississippi Communication Services, to the Board…

Qualified homeowners consider lower tax bills

By MSU Agricultural Communications   Homeowners have until March 31 to file for a homestead exemption, which may help lower their annual tax bills. Jason Camp, an instructor with the Mississippi State University Extension Service Center for Government and Community…

Feds close 2 county bridges

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Two bridges in Webster County are among those that inspectors with the Federal Highway Administration are closing on non-state highways across the state. Sen. Willie Simmons, D-Cleveland, chairman of the Senate Highways and Transportation…

Eupora High students ‘Kick Butts’

From Staff Reports “Kick Butts Day” is a national day of activism held annually in March (on March 15 this year) that empowers youth to stand out, speak up and seize control against Big Tobacco. “Kick Butts Day” was created…

Deadline for general bill discussions passes

From Rep. Joey Hood. Wednesday of this week marked the deadline for the House to discuss general bills that passed through the Senate earlier this session. The deadline to discuss appropriations and revenue bills passed by the Senate will occur…

Eupora Board hears concerns about juvenile crime

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times City officials have agreed to hold a public forum to address the issue of criminal behavior among youth. Laura Marshall and her son-in-law, Shedrick Shaw, appeared before the Eupora Board of Aldermen on March…

Calendar of Events

WOW Easter egg hunt Woodmen of the World in Eupora will have its Easter egg hunt March 25 at the lodge at 2 p.m. The event is open to the public, and will include an egg hunt and refreshments. Gospel…

Locals among summer MSU grads

Mississippi State University has released the graduation list for the 2016 summer term for Webster County. Honor graduates include all bachelor-degree candidates with exceptional scholastic averages and at least half the total required course hours earned at MSU. Their specific…

Eupora agent recognized for outstanding volunteerism

From Press Reports Insurance agency owner Sandra Dewberry of Eupora has secured a $1,000 grant to support Eupora Arts Inc.’s efforts to create art events within the community for children and adults. A longtime volunteer with Eupora Arts Inc., she…

Jail docket

March 7 Joslyn Stevenson, DOB 03-25-68, BF; SO8: introduction of contraband into correctional facility. Connie Walker, DOB 04-19-67, BF, Montgomery 7: felony evading. Brad Cole, DOB 09-08-87, WM; SO4: disorderly conduct and possession of beer in a dry county. March…