Category: News

Where ‘woe’ means ‘whoa’ and ‘giddy-up’ means go

By Roger Alford The college professor asked a student in his class, “what is the opposite of joy?” “Sadness,” the student responded. And, to another student, the professor asked, “what is the opposite of depression?” “Elation,” was the reply. And…

EPD report

The Eupora Police Department investigated these charges during February: Speeding, five; suspended driver’s license, four; no driver’s license, two; expired tag, two; careless driving, one; no proof of liability insurance, two; possession of beer, two; possession of liquor, two; possession…

Freemans in concert at local church

From Press Reports Christian music multiple award-winning family mixed vocalists The Freemans will be in concert at Harmony Free Will Baptist Church on March 19 starting at 10:30 a.m. The church is located at 3735 Highway 9 in Eupora. Admission…

Rotary honors the Student of the Month

From Club Reports The Eupora Rotary Club recognized Charvez Embry as Rotary Student of the Month at its March 7 luncheon. He chose Lyn Blaylock as Teacher of the Month. Charvez, a senior at Eupora High School, is the son…

Jobless rate increases to 6.5 percent

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Webster County’s unemployment rate increased five-tenths of a percentage point to 6.5 percent in January. The unemployment rate was 6 percent a month earlier and 8.3 percent in January 2016, according to Mississippi Department…

Mathiston announces municipal candidates

From Staff Reports The town of Mathiston has released the list of candidates for the June 6 general election. Mayor Jimmy Carden is unopposed for another four-year term and all aldermen except Harvey Pinnix are seeking re-election: Matthew Carden, Earl…

Firefighters contain apartment fire

From Press & Staff Reports The Eupora Fire Department was dispatched to Eupora LP Apartments located at 2216 W. Roane Ave. in the city limits for a structure fire at 4:11 p.m. March 7. Walthall FD was dispatched for mutual…

Presley holding water rate hearing

From Staff and Press Reports Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley has announced that he will hold a public hearing regarding a request by the city of Eupora to change water service rates in certificated areas in Webster and…

Full Webster Progress Times Electronic Version 03/08/2017

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Maben family physician engages legislators at Capitol

From Press Reports Sue H. Simmons, M.D., of Maben attended the Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians Capitol Day on Feb. 22 at the state Capitol in Jackson. She led family physicians from all over the state in a day of…