Ferris praises Mississippi, Southern storytellers

MEGAN BEAN/MSU
Ferris emphasized the importance of stories and those who tell them during his March 21 presentation in Mississippi State’s McComas Hall auditorium. Storytelling, he said, also is a powerful, driving influence in the works of painter and Webster County native Bill Dunlap.

Cites Webster County native Bill Dunlap

“Anywhere you go in Mississippi, at any moment, people are telling stories. All you have to do is listen,” 2016 Scholar-in-Residence William R. “Bill” Ferris said during his March 21 presentation at Mississippi State.… Read more

Lady Eagles take win over Winona

Kylie Richardson catching for the Lady Eagles.

By Austin Bishop
Webster Progress Times

The Eupora High School softball team split a pair of games last week, taking a 14-4 win over Winona to open the season, before falling to South Pontotoc on Friday.

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Clinic makes Zika virus diagnosis

By William Browning
The Commercial Dispatch

A Noxubee County resident has been diagnosed with the Zika virus.

The Mississippi State Department of Health announced the diagnosis March 25. The initial diagnosis was made at a Columbus clinic.

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