Time Capsules

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files 75 Years Ago: July 24, 1941 Stores Have Short Hours Eupora’s downtown section presents almost a blackout during these nights of business cooperation with civilian defense efforts to preserve electric power. The early…

Holmes-Williams

Mr. and Mrs. Billy Holmes of Scooba, MS announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristen Elaine (Krissy) to Taylor Jordan Williams, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Jack Williams of Mathiston, MS. The wedding will be held Saturday, August 20,…

Sales tax collections released

From Staff Reports Sales tax revenue numbers that reflect May sales are in from the Mississippi Department of Revenue for local municipalities. MDR collects 81.5 percent of the 7 percent sales tax from municipalities and distributes the remaining 18.5 percent…

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…