Time Capsules

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago:

June 30, 1938

Dirt Truck Does a Bob Ripley

The following story is told by Justice of the Peace Maurice Herring: “James Edwin Murrah of the Clarkson community, who drives … Read more

Mt. Zion News

By JoAnn Files

Bro. Halford brought the message on Sunday. The children will have lunch at the church on Sunday an go to a movie Sunday afternoon. We will have fifth Sunday night singing at 6.

Mrs. Mable Putnam and … Read more

MDEQ recycling grants available

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality has announced the availability of $1 million in grants for local governments to create, improve or expand recycling programs. Grants of up to $400,000 will be available to fund regional recycling cooperative projects conducted … Read more

Local jailers earn certification

Contreras sprays Jailer Dakota Gant with OC.

From Staff Reports


Ten jailers with the Webster County Sheriff’s Department completed a Detention Officer Certification Course the week of June 3-7 at the Webster County Career and Technology Center.

Adam Contreras, training coordinator with the Alfa Training Institute, … Read more

Buys crowned Miss Mississippi’s Outstanding Teen

Miss Mississippi’s Outstanding Teen 2013 Anne Elizabeth Buys will represent the state at Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Pageant in Orlando this August.

From Press Reports


Miss Mississippi’s Outstanding Teen Contestants sponsored by the Hattiesburg-based Leaf Foundation fared well at the ninth annual Miss Mississippi’s Outstanding Teen Pageant held June 1 in Vicksburg.

Miss Riverland’s Outstanding Teen Anne Elizabeth Buys of Vicksburg, … Read more

2nd in bass tournament


Dalton Smith, son of Melissa and Alan Smith of Tomnolen, won second place in the State Championship TBF Youth Bass Tournament on June 1 at Columbus Lake. He caught a total of 6 pounds and 12 ounces of fish, missing … Read more