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Superintendent gives update on schools

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Rotarian Dan Burchfield, program chairman, welcomes Treloar.

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Superintendent of Education Jack Treloar presented a “State of the School” address to the Eupora Rotary Club on April 15. “I’m very, very proud of our schools,” he said, pointing out that the Webster…

City sales tax collections up

From Staff Reports Eupora saw a 5.7 percent increase in sales tax collections during February. The city reported $32,891 in sales tax for February, compared to $31,113 for the same month in 2013. Since the state fiscal year began July…

Walthall responds to land swap proposal

By Daniel Brunty The Webster Progress-Times The Webster County Supervisors received a response regarding a proposed land swap with the village of Walthall during its second monthly meeting Monday. The meeting began with the board going into executive session for…

Mathiston hosts Easter egg hunt

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The Easter Bunny (Carly Holland) visits with Kayleigh Lucas; her sister, Chloe Lucas; and their friend, Janna Jeffcoats.

From the Civic League of Mathiston The Mathiston Park was full of children and parents for the Mathiston Civic League’s annual Easter egg hunt on April 12. We had 60-plus children there and

Man charged with burglary

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From Staff Reports A Webster County man has been charged with burglary in connection with the theft of firearms. Two rifles were stolen April 12 from a home located at 4182 Calabrella Road, where the homeowners had installed video cameras…

Paired review centers

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Each day at the end of every block in Karen Tabb’s fourth-grade math class at East Webster Elementary School, students work in pairs to review skills to promote retention of previously covered material. Each day, students rotate

Roads suffer from subfreezing winter

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Webster County supervisors Randy Rico, Paul Crowley, Pat Cummings and Doug Burgess examine freeze damage to Ray Road.

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Prolonged subfreezing temperatures this past winter have taken a toll on many roads throughout Webster County. With temperatures getting as low as 4 degrees back in January, the road base separated from the blacktop…

Rotary presents dictionaries

Winter and Dabbs  prepare to distribute dictionaries at EWES.

From School Reports The students in J.J. Johnson’s class at East Webster Elementary School received a special dictionary gift recently when members of the Eupora Rotary Club paid a visit to their school. Chad Winter, Rotary Club president, and