Month: October 2012

Fall produce featured at market

By Jane Collins, Manager Maben Farmers’ Market

MABEN — The Maben Farmers’ Market featured large quantities of fall produce Saturday.

William Shaw offered his usual variety of greens, collards, tomatoes and fresh peanuts. I purchased a mess of collards and … Read more

Vaughan receives Hinds scholarship

The Hinds Community College Foundation recognized its 2012-13 scholarship recipients, donors and honorees at a scholarship reception Sept. 27 at the Muse Center on the Rankin campus.

Among those recognized was recipient Ashley Vaughan of Mantee, who received the Mary … Read more

Walk for Diabetes this weekend

Walkers, runners, bicyclers and skaters alike will join friends, family members, co-workers and pets to walk for a healthier Mississippi on Sunday, when Columbus hosts Mississippi’s Walk for Diabetes at The Riverwalk, just south of U.S. 82 at U.S. 45.… Read more

Calendar of Events

Mobile WIN Job Center The Mobile WIN Job Center will set up shop from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 25 at the former Garan factory on Highway 9 South in Eupora. The mobile units are valuable tools for job … Read more

Eagles take high flying win as road trip to EW on horizon

By Ruthie Robison The Webster Progress-Times

The Eupora Eagles are hungry for a championship this season, and their record proves it.

The Eagles traveled to Durant last Friday night and ripped past the Williams-Sullivan Yellowjackets picking up a 55-0 shutout … Read more

Wolverines take win; prepare for Eagles

By Ruthie Robison The Webster Progress-Times

The East Webster Wolverines traveled to Hamilton last Friday night to square off with the Lions in a Class 2A, Region 2, District 4 matchup, and brought home a 24-0 shutout victory.

This is … Read more

Coalition applauds local smokefree town

From Press Reports

The Mississippi Tobacco-Free Coalition of Choctaw, Montgomery and Webster Counties congratulates the town of Mathiston for protecting the health of citizens from exposure to secondhand smoke through comprehensive smokefree air ordinances.

“It is important to recognize these … Read more

Seining for prawns muddy job

By Dottie Dewberry For the WPT

Sept. 29 was the day to drain the pond, capture the prawns, wash them off, ice them, sack them up and sell them by the pound out at the Simmons Farm out in the … Read more

Jobless rate drops 2 percent in Webster County

From Press, Staff Reports

Webster County’s unemployment rate dropped 2 percent in August, the latest figures show.

The August jobless rate was 10.7 percent, which compares to 12.7 percent in July and 13.6 percent in August 2011. Out of a … Read more

WCSB adopts tax note measure

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times

The Webster County School Board plans to borrow money to cover East Webster High School construction costs until reimbursement funds are received.

Superintendent of Education Treloar presented a resolution to the board for a … Read more