Month: 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, … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more


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 … Read more

NMHS recognized as Best-in-Class for Employee Opinion Survey results

From Press Reports

The results from North Mississippi Health Services’ 2012 Employee Opinion Survey earned NMHS the designation Best-in-Class for Engagement, Overall Job Satisfaction and Concern for Patient Care for having the highest scores among a field of more than … Read more

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 … Read more