Arrest made in robbery

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Eupora police have charged a young woman in connection with last week’s armed robbery of a downtown business. The crime occurred Oct. 16 at Pear Tree Corner, which is on the northwest corner of…

Nunnelee tours Maben business

By Terry Harpole For the WPT MABEN — Congressman Alan Nunnelee on Monday paid a welcome visit to one of Maben’s newest businesses on Industrial Park Road. The 1st District Republican representative from Tupelo was accompanied by his wife, Tori,…

Qualified voters can vote absentee

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Qualified residents may cast absentee ballots for the Nov. 6 presidential election now through Nov. 3 in the Webster County circuit clerk’s office in Walthall. The ballot includes contested races in the U.S. Senate…

District clarifies tax note process

vFrom Press, Staff Reports Webster County Schools will assess millage only as a last resort and if necessary to repay a tax note being issued to cover the cost of construction at East Webster High School’s campus in Cumberland. As…

Obituaries

Luvenia Maness Keeton Oct. 17, 2012 Services for Luvenia Maness Keeton, 72, of Ackerman were Oct. 19, 2012, at Concord Baptist Church with the Rev. Roger Griffith officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. She was born Dec. 31, 1939,…

City sales tax revenue up

City sales tax collections in August were up more than $3,700 over the same month a year earlier. Sales tax revenue for August reached $37,936 in Eupora, an 11 percent increase over the $34,200 collected in August 2011. Collections since…