Month: August 2012

Local cemetery has interesting history

By Terry Harpole

MABEN — Maben Memorial Garden, located near the old GMN&O Railroad, has an interesting history.

Before this was a cemetery, the Holland family owned the land and had an apple orchard there. The Holland family donated this … Read more

July jobless rate falls slightly

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times

Webster County was one of only eight counties in Mississippi where unemployment rates fell in July, according to figures released last week. The county’s unemployment rate fell slightly to 12.6 percent in July, below … Read more

Nunnelee tours Plymouth Tube

By Ruthie Robison The Webster Progress-Times

Congressman Alan Nunnelee (R-Tupelo) toured Plymouth Tube Co. after participating in a “Q&A” with the Eupora mill’s company leaders on Aug. 15.

Senior Process Engineer Bob Zelinka led discussions and talked about Plymouth Tube’s … Read more

Reduce risk of WNV exposure

From Press, Staff Reports

With nearly 100 human cases of West Nile virus confirmed statewide, officials are urging Mississippians to protect against mosquitoes.

Mississippi had 98 confirmed human cases of the virus as of Tuesday with two of those resulting … Read more

Maben project could add 60 jobs

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times

The proposed expansion of a Maben industry could create more than 60 new jobs, according to Mayor Larry Pruitt.

He confirmed that plans are in the works for Main Street Forest Products to partner … Read more


James Raiford ‘Ray’ Abernathy Aug. 20, 2012 Services for James Raiford “Ray” Abernathy, 69, of Hurley, were Aug. 25, 2012, at St. Ann Catholic Church in Hurley with Father Thomas Joseph and Deacon Frank Martin officiating. Burial was in Jackson … Read more

Time Capsules Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago: Sept. 3, 1937 Interesting Item from Sand Hill The Webster Progress is always glad to publish the comings and goings, the spendings of nights, news of picnics, watermelon cuttings, broken legs, teeth having been pulled and weather … Read more

Calendar of Events

‘Rural Community
Meeting’ in Maben
A “Rural Community Meeting” with Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley will be Aug. 30 in Maben at the First Baptist Church gymnasium from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Presley will update the public on current issues before the
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Discount card fundraiser benefits Eupora Elementary

From School Reports

Eupora Elementary staff and students are participating in a discount card fundraiser through Sept. 10.

On the back of the card is a list of the local businesses and the discount or offer that each business will … Read more

Shotgun drawing held at market

By Jane Collins, Manager Maben Farmers’ Market

MABEN — Even as the rain fell, rock and roll music kept things lively at the Maben Farmers’ Market on Saturday.

It was the day for the big Maben Chamber of Commerce drawing … Read more