Month: July 2012

County’s jobless rate rises to 11.1 percent in May

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times

Webster County’s unemployment rate rose to 11.1 percent in May.

This compares to 10.6 percent in April and 13.7 percent in May 2011. Out of a labor force of 3,510, Webster County had 390 … Read more

Education notes

Yarbrough graduates from MUW Ashley Jones Yarbrough has graduated from Mississippi University for Women with an associate’s degree in nursing.

Ashley is the daughter of Bekki McLemore of Eupora and George Jones of Caledonia. She is the granddaughter of Thelma … Read more

County hears school funds request

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times

WALTHALL — Supervisors heard a request last week to provide additional funding for the Webster County School District

Superintendent of Education Jack Treloar met with the Board of Supervisors on June 25 to discuss … Read more

Mathiston native Stennis was an American hero

By Lavelle McAlpin

Allow me to introduce you to the story of a local man who sacrificed so that we might all enjoy the freedoms we celebrate on Independence Day.

Will Knox Stennis was born on May 22, 1903, in … Read more

Hospital hosts law enforcement officials

From Press Reports

North Mississippi Medical Center-Eupora expressed its gratitude to local law enforcement officials May 24 in honor of their dedication to the citizens of the community.

Officers enjoyed a steak dinner with all the trimmings prepared by hospital … Read more


By Terry Harpole For the WPT

MABEN — The town of Maben, since tearing down the old City Hall, has been located in a mobile home at the old Wicks Elementary School on Highway 15 North for months now.

Even … Read more

Dive team trains at lake

From Press Reports

Webster County dive training was held the evening of June 12 at Whites Creek Lake.

About 10 divers and 10 line tenders are members of the county’s dive team.

Also present at the training exercise were county … Read more

Retired Educational Personnel meet

From Press Reports

The Retired Education Personnel of Oktibbeha, Webster and Choctaw met June 6 for our annual picnic at Whites Creek Lake. Opal Vickers’ daughter, Linda, who was visiting from California, was a special guest.

Kelly Land gave an … Read more

Library Friends will host outdoor writer

From Press Reports

Outdoor writer Tony Kinton will speak at Monday’s meeting of Friends of the Library at 11:30 a.m. at the Webster County Library.

Kinton, of Carthage, retired as an instructor of English composition and American literature from East … Read more

GLC-Eupora remembers veterans

From GLC-Eupora

Did you know that Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day and honored soldiers who had died during the Civil War?

The first widespread observance of Decoration Day was held on May 30, 1868. Over the years, the … Read more