Maben city clerk retires

Maben bids farewell to longtime clerk By Dottie Dewberry For the WPT Maben City Clerk Barbara McCluskey officially retired June 24 after 35 years of dedicated service for the town of Maben, for Mayor Larry Pruitt and for the Board…

Man gets 35 years for home-invasion burglary

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times A Eupora man received a 35-year prison sentence last month after a jury convicted him of breaking into a home while the homeowner — in his late 80s — was inside. Webster County jurors found…

Fire guts Bellefontaine Grocery Express

From Staff Reports An early-morning fire Monday severely damaged the Bellefontaine Grocery Express on Highway 9. Webster County Fire Coordinator Barry Rushing said the fire was reported about 5 a.m. Monday. Bellefontaine, Walthall and Eupora fire departments responded, and North…

Blaylock to compete for state DYW title

From Press Reports Greer Blaylock, Distinguished Young Woman of Webster County, will be one of 31 Mississippi high school seniors competing for more than $30,500 in college scholarships when the 2017 Distinguished Young Women of Mississippi Program gets underway July…

Mrs. Peggy Joy Dodd Jenkins

Eupora, Ms. Mrs. Peggy Joy Dodd Jenkins, 76, retired Certified Nurse Assistant and Homemaker, died July 2, 2016 at her residence in Eupora, Ms. Funeral Services will be 2:00PM Wednesday July 6, 2016 at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel with burial…

Mr. Claude Eugene Brown

Mr. Claude Brown was born September 21, 1922. A longtime resident of Maben, MS died July 3, 2016 at the Veteran’s Home in Kosciusko, MS at the age of 93. In 1941 he met and married, as he has told,…