Month: June 2012

County receives HAVA funds

From Press, Staff Reports

Webster County will receive nearly $8,200 for election assistance from the Help Mississippi Vote Fund and the newly created Elections Support Fund.

The county’s payment is its share of the $1.09 million from both funds being … Read more

Jury convicts man of sexual battery

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times

WALTHALL — A man received a 25-year prison sentence after Webster County jurors convicted him last week on charges of sexual battery of a child.

Jason Wesley Allred, 35, was found guilty June 20 … Read more

Hodges secures grant for new curriculum

From School Reports

Dionne Hodges, an instructor at the Webster County Career and Technology Center, was awarded $14,900 for a grant she wrote to purchase resources to enhance the curriculum for the new Business Fundamentals course she will be teaching … Read more

Ratepayers’ meeting set

From Press Reports

Brandon Presley, Northern District public service commissioner (D- Nettleton), is planning a series of 2012 meetings across the Northern District to hear directly from ratepayers.

The “Rural Community Meeting” in Mathiston will be July 17 at Wood … Read more

Man arrested in mower, truck thefts

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times

One man is in custody and two remain at large after an officer caught them stealing mowers from Evergreen Ag last week, authorities say.

Mathiston Police Chief Roger Miller gave this account of Friday … Read more

Maben Farmers’ Market continues to grow

By Jane Collins, Manager Maben Farmers’ Market

MABEN — The Maben Farmers’ Market continues to grow each week. Sixteen vendors set up at the market Saturday offering fresh produce and other handmade and artistic products.

Greg’s Produce Barn of Starkville … Read more


Sam. G. ‘Luther’ Ables June 20, 2012 Services for Sam. G. “Luther” Ables, 81, of Ackerman, were June 24, 2012, at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman with the Rev. Jerry Lawson officiating. Burial was in Enon Cemetery.

He was born … Read more

Church News

Pleasant Hill Pleasant Hill Church in Kilmichael will celebrate its 117th anniversary at 3 p.m. July 8. The theme will be “Having Done All, Stand!” The Rev. James Forrest, the messenger, and the Binford Chapel male choir will be special … Read more

Grand jury indicts 3

From Staff Reports

Webster County grand jurors have submitted a report of their findings during the July term of Circuit Court.

The report, which shows their investigations and findings, states the grand jury investigated five reported violations of the law … Read more

Bubbles blow in at Story Time

By Fran Smith, Librarian Webster County Library

To celebrate the arrival of summer and the end of Story Time for the past school year, Ms. Bonnie read “Pop!: A Book about Bubbles” to Story Time children at the Webster County … Read more