Month: August 2012

Wilhite sentenced in court

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times

WALTHALL — A man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for crimes committed at the Webster County Jail. Earnest Dee Willhite, 31, of 594 Savannah Lake Road pleaded guilty July 31 to … Read more

City revises redistricting plan

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times

The Board of Aldermen has revised the city of Eupora’s proposed redistricting plan.

The city must redistrict because of the 2010 U.S. Census results. Leading up the latest development in the redistricting process, the … Read more

Making healthy choices for two

From North Mississippi Medical Center

Pregnancy can be used as an excuse for unrestricted eating. What a mother eats and how much she eats has a direct effect on the overall health of the pregnancy and, ultimately, of the baby.… Read more

Mantee house burns after lightning strike

By Terry Harpole

MANTEE — A house on Highway 46 in Webster County near the Clay County line was hit by lightning on Aug. 9 around 6:30 a.m. and caught fire.

Chief David Brand of the Mantee Volunteer Fire Department … Read more


Deborah “Debbie” Miles Burchfield Eupora, MS

Deborah “Debbie” Miles Burchfield, 63, administrative assistant, died Saturday Aug. 11th. at the Ms. Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, MS. Funeral Services were held 1:00 PM Monday Aug. 13th. at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel, … Read more

The POWER of music can help children

By Amanda White

Music surrounds us every day. From the beating of our heart to the music on the radio, music is a part of our everyday life.

But can music heal? Can it give a voice to a child … Read more

Poston participates in Summer Gifted Studies Program at USM

Reagan Poston of Mantee participated in the Summer Gifted Studies Program at the University of Southern Mississippi June 17-22 on the Hattiesburg campus. It is presented by the Frances Karnes Center for Gifted Studies.

The Summer Gifted Studies Program is … Read more

Presley plans ‘Rural Community Meeting’ in Maben

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 Maben will be Aug. 30 at First … Read more

$36,269 for each one of the ‘little guys’ Guest Column

By Pete Shumpert

Of the 330 million Americans about 193 million people fall into the “worker and retired worker” category.

The Obama administration has increased our country’s debt by $7 trillion (See footnotes below). Most of this money has been … Read more

Why should I test my hay?

By Lisa Stewart Extension County Director Webster County

Since hay and other stored forages play a major role in winter- feeding programs, having the hay tested now will provide producers with adequate time to design a good feeding program that … Read more