Month: September 2012

French Camp Panthers win moves closer to playoff action

Ruthie Robison The Choctaw Plaindealer

The French Camp Panthers made a big statement last Friday night with a 16-14 win over the Shaw Hawks in a Class 1A, Region 2, District 3 matchup.

In last seasons’ battle, the Hawks grabbed … Read more

Area shooting victim refuses to cooperate with authorities

From Press, Staff Reports

The victim of a shooting in the western portion of Oktibbeha County is not cooperating with authorities in their investigation, according to published reports.

The shooting, which occurred on Pierce Road near Sturgis-Maben and Self Creek … Read more

Man arrested on drug charges

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times

City police have filed felony drug charges against a man who was involved in a two-vehicle crash earlier this month.

Cpls. Mitch Jackson and James Roby of the Eupora Police Department arrested Hugh Antwayn … Read more

City sales tax revenue up

From Staff Reports

Eupora’s sales tax collections saw a slight percent increase in July.

The city posted July collections of $33,241, compared to $32,993 for the same month in 2011 — less than 1 percent. The city ended the state’s … Read more

EES kicks off Project Fit America

From School Reports

Eupora Elementary School officially kicked off the Project Fit America program with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday morning.

The school was selected last spring for the program, which is funded through a grant in excess of $26,000 from … Read more

State ranks WCSD ‘high performing’

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times

Three of Webster County’s four schools earned “High Performing” status in the Mississippi Department of Education’s annual accountability performance rating.

Districts and schools got letter grades for the first time Sept. 14 — receiving … Read more

Fall produce at Maben Farmers’ Market

By Jane Collins, Manager Maben Farmers’ Market

MABEN — The first day of autumn brought beautiful weather for the Maben Farmers’ Market last Saturday.

The vendors featured great fall produce and delicious homemade baked, fried and canned goods. William Shaw … Read more


Linda Joyce Black Sept. 17, 2012 Services for Linda Joyce Black, 63, were Sept. 19, 2012, at Enon Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Ackerman with the Revs. Jerry Lawson and Ray Latham officiating. Burial was in Enon Cemetery.

She was born … Read more

Assemblies of God to plant new church in Eupora

From Press Reports

The office of the Assemblies of God in Byram has announced a new church plant in Eupora.

The Assemblies of God is the largest Pentecostal denomination with some 65 million members in the world with the national … Read more

Mister/Miss Mathiston Pageant upcoming

From Press Reports

The Civic League of Mathiston will be hosting a Mister/Miss Mathiston Pageant at 6 p.m. Oct. 13 at Bennett Auditorium on the Wood College campus.

Girl divisions are Wee Miss Mathiston (ages 0-3), Mini Miss Mathiston (ages … Read more