Monthly Archives: May 2012

WCSD warns of Jamaican scam

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Local officials are warning people to be wary of calls from Jamaica’s 876 telephone code to avoid being swindled out of their money. Many citizens in Webster County have reported receiving calls from someone…

2 run in judicial race

From Staff, Press Reports Two attorneys will be on Webster County’s November general election ballot running for an open seat on the state Supreme Court. They have qualified for the District 3, Post 3 seat now held by retiring Justice…

Year-to-date sales tax totals increase

From Staff Reports Eupora and Mathiston had increases in their sales tax collections in February but both saw decreases in March. Eupora’s sales tax collections saw a 5 percent increase or about $1,670 in February, according to Mississippi Department of…

Greensboro historical marker dedicated

By Carol Springer Old Choctaw County Chapter, NSDAR The Old Choctaw County Chapter, National Society Daughter of the American Revolution, placed and dedicated a historical marker to commemorate the location of Greensboro on May 12. Choctaw County was formed in…

Jobless rate at 10.5%

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Webster County’s unemployment rate of 10.5 percent in April was the lowest rate seen here in more than three years. The last time the county’s jobless rate was lower in December 2008, when it…

Grand jury returns 87 true bills

From Staff Reports Webster County grand jurors recalled May 22 have submitted a report of their investigations. The grand jurors, who were empaneled during the January term of Circuit Court, were in session one day last week. According to their…

Church has 2nd giveaway at park

By Dottie Dewberry For the WPT MABEN — Members of Maben First Baptist Church took the opportunity to help those who need a helping hand at the second free giveaway in the W.O. Shivers Park pavilion on April 26. Citizens…

Obituaries

Eddie Dean Keeton May 20, 2012 Memorial services for Eddie Dean Keeton, 64, of Ackerman are incomplete. He was born Jan. 29, 1948. Mr. Keeton, who was disabled, died May 20, 2012, in Winston County. Survivors include two sons, Mark…

Faughn 1st presenter for SRP

By Fran Smith, Librarian Webster County Library The Webster County Library is excited to announce the first presenter for the Summer Reading Program, Edwin Faughn of Rainwater Observatory. Over the past 25 years the artist and lecturer has developed a…

Mason donates pencils to schools

“A No. 2 pencil and a dream can take you anywhere.” — Joyce A. Myers By Dottie Dewberry For the WPT MABEN — Margaret Mason knows the value of a No. 2pencil, and she knows that every child needs two…