Monthly Archives: November 2012

Teen injured in ATV accident on Webster County line

By Amanda Sexton Ferguson Editor and Publisher The Winona Times A teenage boy was seriously injured in an ATV accident in Webster County near the Montgomery County line Oct. 30. According to Webster County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Jeff Mann,…

September unemployment 11.6 percent

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Webster County’s unemployment rate increased in September to 11.6 percent, according to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security. That is up from 10.8 percent in August but down from the 13.6 percent recorded in…

Mathiston plans Veterans Day program, memorial

From Press, Staff Reports The Mathiston Development and Support Council will unveil the designs for Mathiston’s veterans’ memorial during a Veterans Day ceremony Saturday. The memorial, designed by architect Bill Mann, will be built on a 3.8- acre property acquired…

High-speed chase ends in crash

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times A man was critically injured following a weekend high-speed pursuit that ended in a crash just outside the Eupora city limits. The chase began around 10:40 p.m. Saturday, according to scanner radio transmissions. The…

Hood, Hollenhead, McKibben win races

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Jimmy Hood will take office as the newest member of the Webster County School Board in January following his win in District 3 Tuesday. Hood garnered 584 votes (62 percent) in defeating opponent Naioma…

Obituaries

Martha Maurine Prewitt Crimm Oct. 19, 2012 Services for Martha Maurine Prewitt Crimm, 83, were Oct. 24, 2012, at Salem Independent Methodist Church near Ackerman with the Rev. Tim Long officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. She was born…

Wijewardane addresses retired educators

By Opal Vickers The local Retired Education Personnel of Mississippi met for its regular meeting in the Mathiston Public Library on Oct. 3. Charlotte Ray gave an inspiring devotion on how there is always change except for God, who is…

Local author’s book signing Saturday

From Press Reports First-time author Whitney Yarber White will have a book signing from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Murphy Drug and Gifts in Eupora. White, of Eupora, will be available to sign copies of her book “Don’t Swallow the…

Author returns with new novel

From Press Reports Joe Lee, a Brandon resident who grew up in Starkville and graduated from Mississippi State University, will sign copies of his brand-new suspense thriller, “Last Chance Texaco” (Dogwood Press, 2012), at the Webster County Public Library at…

Mathiston ‘Lighting in the Park’ set

The Civic League of Mathiston will be having a “Lighting in the Park” on Nov. 24 at 6:30 p.m. All area churches are invited to participate and bring their choirs/ praise groups to sing Christmas carols. Any church that would…