Month: May 2013

East Webster claims fifth fast-pitch softball state title

By Austin Bishop

The Webster Progress-Times


Turning points can be found in some interesting places.

In fact the key point of East Webster’s run to the MHSAA Class 2A Fast-Pitch Softball State Championship last weekend at Freedom Ridge Park … Read more

City sales tax revenue down

Eupora’s sales tax revenue for March was down from the same month last year while Mathiston’s was up, new reports show.

The city received a transfer of $34,792 from the Mississippi Department of Revenue. That’s down 2.7 percent from the … Read more

County applying for Homeland Security grant

By Russell Hood

The Webster Progress-Times


Webster County will seek a grant that would provide a new vehicle for the Sheriff’s Department and radios capable of communicating statewide in emergency situations.

On Monday, the Board of Supervisors authorized Emergency … Read more


Billy ‘B.R.’ Forbes

April 28, 2013

Services for Billy “B.R.” Forbes, 74, of Stewart were May 1, 2013, at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora. Burial was in Greensboro Cemetery.

Mr. Forbes was a member of Union Baptist Church, and … Read more

Church welcoming youth minister, fiancée

From Church Reports


The end of May and the first of June will bring big changes for Kevin Barnette, the newly appointed youth minister at First Baptist Church of Eupora.

He will graduate from Boyce College in Louisville, Ky.; … Read more

Webster School Board accepts timber bids

From Staff Reports


Webster County School District board members accepted 16th Section timber bids last week.

Bids were taken on three tracts of timber on May 6. Superintendent Jack Treloar, according to the minutes, recommended the board accept two … Read more

Maben Farmers’ Market opens this Saturday

By Jane Collins, Manager

Maben Farmers’ Market


Saturday, May 18, is opening day for the Maben Farmers’ Market on the lot next to the Maben Post Office.

We will be in operation every Saturday through October. Vendors are welcome … Read more

Institute aids infrastructure development

By Leah Barbour

University Relations


By providing Magnolia State communities with infrastructure-development experts and other resources, a Mississippi State-based service institute continues working to improve the quality of life in rural municipalities.

Since its establishment in 1976, the John … Read more

City opens HOME contractor bids

By Russell Hood

The Webster Progress-Times


Aldermen have taken bids for demolition and reconstruction of three substandard houses in the city under advisement.

Mayor Tommy Lott opened the bids from housing contractors on behalf of three homeowners during a … Read more