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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Maben

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…