Monthly Archives: August 2012

Local church celebrates

From Press Reports Victory by Faith Ministries, a local Christian Community Church, celebrated its freedom at its annual “Freedom Fest” activities on July 1. Activities included a double wet slide with barbecue brisket and hot dogs on the grill. Food,…

GTPDD reports on local projects, services

By Ruthie Robison The Webster Progress-Times WALTHALL — The Webster County Advisory Committee of the Golden Triangle Planning and Development District had its annual meeting July 16 at the Courthouse. The Webster County Board of Supervisors, Chancery Clerk Russ Turner…

Local Miss Hospitality has

From Staff Reports Webster County Miss Hospitality Karlee Stewart participated in rehearsals, tours, interviews, speeches and on-stage competition during last week’s Mississippi Miss Hospitality Pageant. Chandler Llana, who represented Panola County, was crowned Miss Hospitality 2012 on Saturday night at…

Local men arrested in baler theft

From Press, Staff Reports Two local men have been charged with stealing a hay baler in Clay County, according to published reports. Kenneth Johnson, 39, of Mathiston and Johnathan Clinton Hill, 28, of Maben were arrested July 25 as the…

Webster County

From Press, Staff Reports Webster County’s unemployment rate fell in June compared to a year ago, figures released last month show. However, the county’s jobless rate of 12.9 percent in June was up from the revised rate of 11.2 percent…

Disaster recovery grant aids county

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times WALTHALL — Webster County officials accepted a check last week to help offset costs of recovery from the massive tornado that swept through the area 15 months ago. Contract employee Bill Barnett of the…

4-H club, adults ‘Outwalk Obesity’

Special to the Progress-Times The Controllers Generation II 4-H Club, in conjunction with Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church and other area churches, had its monthly “Outwalk Obesity” from Larry’s Restaurant to West Oktibbeha County High School on July 22 at…

Obituaries

Ashley L. Harris July 14, 2012 A memorial service for Ashley L. Harris, 34, of Eupora will be at 11a.m. Aug. 4, 2012, at Wise Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora with the Rev. James Hill Jr. officiating. Burial will be…

Knight named NMMC Employee of the Month

From Press Reports Betsy Knight of Fulton, a nursing supervisor for North Mississippi Medical Center’s Women and Children’s Services, has been named Employee of the Month for July at NMMC. Knight has worked at NMMC for five years. She previously…