Mississippi teen smoking rate declines

Cole Young, third-year medical student at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, speaks to Robin Hunter’s fourth-graders at Eupora Elementary School on the dangers of tobacco products. Young, a Eupora native, spoke to the students on Aug. 19.

From Press Reports

Smoking among middle school students in Mississippi is declining.
According to the Mississippi State University Social Science Research Center, in 2013 4.1

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Departments respond to fire calls


From Staff Reports

The Eupora Fire Department extinguished two grass fires around 2 p.m. Saturday at highways 82 and 182 west of town.
Also last week, the EFD responded to a brush fire around 11 p.m. Aug. 18 on Lollars … Read more

Eupora band members attend camp

Hernandez, Blakely, Awad, Hood and Rollins.

From School Reports

Several Pride of Eupora band members attended Summer Band Camp 2014 at Itawamba Community College.
Students have auditions on the day they arrive and are placed in one of six different

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MDAH approves Eupora High gym demolition

Eupora High’s gymnasium at 35 Clark Ave. was reconstructed from a building originally located at Camp McCain. Photo courtesy of DAVID PREZIOSI.

By Russell Hood
Webster Progress-Times

A state board has granted the Webster County School District permission to demolish Eupora High School’s gymnasium.
The building, which was completed in 1950, was designated a Mississippi Landmark in

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