Monthly Archives: May 2013

Mathiston Summer Reading Program planned

Mathiston Summer Reading Program planned   The 2013 Summer Reading Program is every Monday in June at the Mathiston Public Library. The program will be June 3, 10, 17 and 24 from 1-2:30 p.m. The theme is “Dig into Reading.”…

County jobless rate dips slightly

From Staff, Press Reports   The unemployment rate in Webster County was down slightly in April, dipping by seven-tenths of a percentage point to 11.6 percent. However, the jobless rate remained above the 10.4 percent recorded last year at this…

Municipal general elections next week

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times   Voters in Eupora and other local municipalities go the polls next week to elect officials for the next four years. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 4,…

JuneFest in Choctaw County this weekend

By Staff and Press Reports   Events for the entire family   Choctaw County’s JuneFest 2013 will held Saturday, June 1 in downtown Ackerman. JuneFest will feature a full day of fun activities and events for the entire family. Activities…

EHS welcomes new coach to Eagle family

From combined reports   Danya Turner was named as Eupora High School’s new varsity basket coach last Thursday. Turner comes to EHS from Kemper County High School where he was head football coach for one season. Turner previously coached basketball…

Obituaries

Mary Alice Black May 14, 2013 Services for Mary Alice Black, 79, were May 17, 2013, at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman. Burial was in Mt. Nebo Cemetery near Ackerman. She was born Feb. 20, 1934, in Payne. Mrs. Black…

Holmes cancels summer classes at Wood

From Press Reports   Holmes Community College will not be offering summer classes at Wood Institute this summer, according to Grenada Center Vice President Dr. Jim Haffey. Plans were for English Composition I, Intermediate Algebra and College Algebra to begin…

Mathiston MayFest draws large crowd

By Terry Harpole For the WPT   A large crowd came out and enjoyed all the activities at the city park in Mathiston on Saturday. That day was the annual Day in the Park, known as MayFest this year. This…