Monthly Archives: April 2012

Tractor accident claims life

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times A Webster County man was killed Monday afternoon in an accident on his property involving a tractor, officials said. The victim was identified as Doyle Jones, 67, of 3090 Webster-Lodi Road. County Coroner Steve…

Head Start performs Easter program

From Press Reports Golden LivingCenter-Eupora was entertained by a visit and program from Eupora Head Start children on Tuesday morning. The children presented a program of Easter-themed songs with motions. Some of the songs they shared were “The Bunny Pokey,”…

Ceremony to honor cancer survivors, victims

From Press Reports A special Luminaria Ceremony held during the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Webster County remembers those lost to cancer and honors those who have survived. Luminaries will be lit at the NMMC-Eupora Hospital walking track…

Economic development talks set with PDD

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times A brainstorming session about stimulating economic development in Webster and Choctaw counties has been scheduled with the head of the Golden Triangle Planning and Development District. “We’re just trying to stir up some economic…

Obituaries

John Denney March 29, 2012 Services for John Denney, 91, of Bay Springs were April 1, 2012, at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora with the Rev. Willy Weddle officiating. Burial was in Clarkson Cemetery. He was born Jan. 26,…

NMMC offers TAVR heart surgery device

From Press Reports North Mississippi Medical Center has become the first hospital in Mississippi and west Tennessee to offer a promising new procedure for high-risk patients for whom heart surgery was not an option. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement, which was…

Sales tax collections up

From Staff Reports Mathiston saw a 12.16 percent increase in its sales tax collections in January. The town’s sales tax collections were up $1,677 from January 2011 to $15,465 this January, according to Mississippi Department of Revenue data. Its fiscal…

Can I plant vegetables in a bale of hay?

Because you asked Lisa Stewart, Extension County Director, Webster County If you think that growing vegetables is too much work, then you might want to consider growing vegetables in hay bales. Hay bales provide a well-aerated disease-free growing medium that…

East Webster Golf a good option

by Chuck Bailey CUMBERLAND-If you think the fall is busy with the start of school, softball, football, cheerleading, soccer and the list goes on. The spring also has its challenges for busy athletes trying to find where they fit in…

Unemployment rate falls slightly

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Webster County’s unemployment rate continues to hover around 13 percent, according to figures from the Mississippi Department of Employment Security. The county’s unemployment rate did fall 0.5 percent in February to 12.8 percent, from…