Time Capsules Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago:
April 14, 1938
Chose Fortner Rotary Leader
C.P. Fortner, cashier of the Bank of Eupora and one of Eupora’s most
prominent young businessmen, was elected president of Eupora Rotary
Club at the regular luncheon Tuesday.

Since the … Read more

EMCC debuts Vaughan’s original play

From Press Reports

MAYHEW – East Mississippi Community College presented the debut
performance of “Interference,” a play by theatre instructor Don
Vaughan, on April 4 at the Lyceum auditorium, Golden Triangle campus.

Dr. Vaughan joined the EMCC faculty full time … Read more

County’s jobless rate drops

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

Webster County’s unemployment rate in February fell to 13.8 percent,
down from January’s revised rate of 14.9 percent.

However, February’s jobless rate was a full percentage point higher
than the 12.8 percent recorded the … Read more

Luminaria bags available for Relay

For the Progress-Times

Celebrate, Remember, Fight Back. This message of the American Cancer
Society echoes around the table of the seven cancer survivors in the
accompanying photo. These special ladies share a background of
surgery, doctors’ visits and treatments; but … Read more

EWHS construction, other projects under way

By Superintendent Jack Treloar
Webster County Schools

Construction at East Webster High School campus in Cumberland is
progressing at a pace that. according to Panola Construction, should
have us ready for school in August.

A Panola Construction Co. representative at … Read more

Obituaries

S.C. Thomas
‘Bussie’ Fulgham
March 26, 2013
Services for S.C. Thomas Fulgham, 83, of Maben were March 29, 2013,
at Wise Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora with the Revs. Jimmy Vance and
Josh Buford officiating. Burial was in Double Springs … Read more