Locals reflect on 9/11 anniversary


Most Mississippians were going about their typical morning routines on September 11, 2001, but it was one of those days in the history of the nation that everyone can recall exactly where they were when they learned the news.

Stephanie Bullard, Murray Collum and Amy Schepemaker were attending classes at Wood Junior College in Mathiston on that fateful day.

“Several of us were hanging out in the library at Wood Junior waiting for our next class to begin,” said Stephaine Bullard. “Someone came in and turned the television on when the news started reporting what had happened. I remember us all being in shock and disbelief hearing the news reports.

Collum said they did not continue classes that day, but about 250 Wood Junior students gathered at the flagpole to pray for the nation and the families and friends of those killed or injured in the attacks. Continue reading

What makes Webster County “The Place to Be”?


What makes Webster County “the place to be” right now?

On the cusp of several exciting developments, including the top 20 ranking of the Webster County School District, the creation of a tri-county economic development organization and the re-organization of Eupora Arts, Inc., the community seems to be making a few strides in the right direction.

Readers were given the opportunity to share their thoughts in an informal online survey on “What makes Webster County ‘the place to be’?” Continue reading