News

County expected to reject timber bids

By Daniel Brunty
The Webster Progress Times

The Webster County Board of Supervisors met Dec. 2 to open bids to sell the timber on the proposed courthouse site in Walthall at highways 9 and 50.

The supervisors received four bids … Read more

Mayor gives blight status report

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

Mayor Dan Burchfield gave a blight status report to the Eupora Board of Aldermen on Dec. 1.

Aldermen approved a motion Nov. 3 for the city to take any non-budgeted expenses incurred in the … Read more

School Board approves substitute teachers

From Staff Reports

The Webster County School Board approved substitute teacher recommendations at its Nov. 10 meeting.

Minutes show the board approved Stacy Farley, Rashad Guess, Ethel Brown Cork and Lupe Avent as substitute teachers for the remainder of the … Read more

County residents help at OCC Center in Atlanta

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Those attending the mission trip to the Operation Christmas Child Distribution Center in Atlanta are (not in order as pictured) Faye Griffin, Willie Ree Williamson, Johnnie Oswald, Joette Tillman, Willette Stidham, Gerry Hood, Teresa Gholston, Betty Greene, Robert Burdine, Butch Stewart, Rhonda Smith, Reba Thompson, Linda Stidham, Lana Reed, Kimberly Flora, Ann Earnest, Faye Dewberry, Willene Hollis, Sam Stone, Ann Stone, Marilynn Brown and Kelley Chandler.

By Gwen Sisson

Whether this was the 11th trip or the first, the Operation Christmas Child volunteers who helped last week at the OCC Distribution Center in Atlanta will never be the same.

About 23 volunteers from eight churches throughout … Read more

New Maben business holds open house

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Alexander in the front entrance

By Terry Harpole

On Dec. 6, a Christmas open house was held in a building that many people once owned and had brought many to Maben through the years.

This building was built around 1954 by the late Mr. and … Read more

SHAPE class takes field trip

Students experience the village’s jailhouse

From School Reports

On Nov. 7, the Eupora Elementary School SHAPE class in grades 2 and 3 went on a field trip to Landrum’s Homestead and Village in Laurel.

These students studied about the westward pioneers during the first semester … Read more

Chuck Wagon Gang makes local stop

The Chuck Wagon Gang performs at GLC-Eupora

For the WPT

At the request of local gospel music promoter Billy Hill, the famous Chuck Wagon Gang stopped on its way though this area on the morning of Dec. 6 to entertain the patients and guests at Golden LivingCenter-Eupora.… Read more

Children hear story about sharing

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By Librarian Mary Boutwell
Maben Public Library

We started the Christmas season off with a Christmas story titled “Merry Christmas Little Mouse” on Dec. 5 at the Maben Public Library.

This story is about a mouse named Matty who learned … Read more

Holiday Bazaar

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Jimmie Whitt, Lillian Wilkins and Suretha Brooks shop at the Holiday Bazaar in the fellowship hall of Mathiston United Methodist Church. … Read more