Church sanctuary restoration wins award

The restoration of Eupora First Baptist’s sanctuary has garnered a Heritage Award for the church and Belinda Stewart Architects from the Mississippi Heritage Trust.

By Gwen Sisson

Stephanie Stewart, project manager for Belinda Stewart Architects, said many of the comments she has heard after the renovation of Eupora’s First Baptist Church sanctuary were, “It looks like it was always suppose to be like this.”… Read more

MSU graduate with local ties gets surprise

Amanda Morgan goes in for a hug with Sean Morgan during graduation ceremonies.

As May ended, the beginning of many futures began with a walk across a stage as a graduate.
On Friday May 16, 131 degrees were conferred by MSU Meridian.
It’s always special and for some students, the emotions can be … Read more

Davis named UA Ambassador

Dustin Davis

From press reports

Dustin Davis, son of Larry and Julie Davis of Atlanta and the grandson of Robert and Yvonne Hitt of Eupora, has been selected to serve as a student Ambassador for the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa for … Read more

Old Walthall Road house floods

Water surrounds the Old Walthall Road home of Pearlie Westmoreland, which flooded Monday morning.

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

A Eupora woman is dealing with the aftermath of her home being suddenly flooded Monday morning.
“I’ve never seen it move that fast before,” Pearlie Westmoreland said of the water that flooded her property … Read more

Senators honor fallen police officers


From Press Reports

U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) on May 14 offered tributes as part of National Police Week to honor the Mississippi law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.
The senators’ … Read more

Savannah Lake levee breaks; no homes damaged

Water gushes from Savannah Lake after the levee breach.

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

Road repairs continue after a levee broke Monday afternoon on a private lake in northeastern Webster County. Officials say no homes were damaged.
Jimmy Forrester, Webster County Emergency Management Agency public information officer, said … Read more