Category: News

Flora Logging, LLC named Mississippi Forestry Association’s Outstanding Logger of the Year

Jackson, Miss. – Mississippi Forestry Association (MFA) is pleased to announce Jason and Jeremy Flora of Flora Logging, LLC, Maben, as the 2016 Outstanding Logger of the Year. The Floras were honored at the MFA President’s Banquet on October 20, … Read more

Local educator awarded MPE classroom grant

Lisa Pruitt, a fourth-grade English language arts teacher at Eupora Elementary, has received a classroom grant from the Mississippi Professional Educators.

A resident of Eupora, Pruitt has been a member of MPE since 2014. She plans to use her grant … Read more

Birds topic for Maben Home, Garden Club meeting

From Club Reports

Matthew 6:25-27 “That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life — whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food and your body more than … Read more

Eupora opens drop-off location for Christmas charity

From Press Reports

A local church will serve as a collection site this year for the Samaritan’s Purse project Operation Christmas Child — the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind.

During National Collection Week, Monday-Nov. 21, Eupora residents will … Read more

911 Calls

Oct. 31

9:46 a.m., medical, Lebanon Road; EMS responds.

1:21 p.m., woods fire, Fisher Road; Mississippi Forestry Commission, Eupora FD, Tomnolen FD, Walthall FD respond.

6:27 p.m., medical, Gifford Street; EMS, EFD respond.

Nov. 1

11:53 a.m., medical, Old Walthall … Read more

Mses. Pat, Dot entertain storytime children

By Librarian Fran Smith

Webster County Library

On a sunny fall day in November, the children arrived at Webster County Library eager for storytime.

Ms. Pat and Ms. Dot greeted the children Nov. 2 before they sang “If You’re Happy … Read more

Editorial cartoonist speaking at library

From Press Reports

Mississippi editorial cartoonist Ricky Nobile will be speaking and signing his new book at next week’s Friends of the Library meeting in Eupora.

He will be the featured speaker for the club at the Webster County Public … Read more

‘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