School district retains top rating

From Press & Staff Reports The Mississippi Department of Education has released letter grades for schools and districts based on Mississippi’s A-F accountability system that evaluates how schools and districts performed in the 2014-15 academic year. Webster County was among…

Brown elected Mathiston town marshal

From Staff Reports Justin W. Brown has been elected Mathiston’s new town marshal. He was the top vote-getter among three candidates vying for the position in a July 12 special election. A Webster County sheriff’s deputy, Brown received 110 votes,…

City seeks grant for WiFi project

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times The city of Eupora is pursing a grant for the infrastructure of a downtown WiFi network. If the $5,000 grant is awarded, the city would work with internet provider AT&T to install a wireless…

Man charged in DUI-related death

From Press and Staff Reports Authorities have charged a Eupora man with aggravated DUI resulting in death following a one-car crash that resulted in the passenger’s death 11 days later. Investigator M. Landon Griffin of the Webster County Sheriff’s Department…