Expand rural broadband for public safety

By U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker R-Miss.   When a major emergency occurs, first responders such as police officers and firefighters must be able to communicate with each other. But as we have witnessed in crisis after crisis, they often cannot…

Man charged with Sex Offender Violation

From Press Reports   The Webster County Sheriff’s Department received a report June 23 that a sex offender was not living at his registered address, according to a release issued Friday by the WCSD. Through further investigation, it found that…

Backpack drive underway for students

From FBC Eupora   Every student needs one. Backpacks not only help students of all ages carry their books and supplies around, but also help protect a student’s belongings. The Love Bags Project in Webster County Schools needs about 80…

911 Calls

July 17 9:45 a.m., welfare concern, Hwy. 9; Webster SO responds. 9:47 a.m.., Clay County; transferred to Clay 911. 11:05 a.m., domestic, Peachtree Street; Eupora PD responds. 12:22 p.m., medical, Swayze Street; EMS, Mathiston FD respond. 1:16 p.m., medical, Adams…

Old crows, yapping little dogs only nuisances

By Roger Alford   A man and wife were walking along a country lane when a crow, flying high overhead, dropped a messy present on the woman’s shoulder. “Ewww,” she screeched. “Get some toilet paper or something.” “What for?” the…