Month: June 2013

FSA issues foreign buyers notification

From press reports


The USDA Farm Service Agency county executive director reminds Webster County producers that the Agricultural Foreign Investment Disclosure Act requires all foreign owners of U.S. agricultural land to report their holdings to the secretary of agriculture.… Read more

United Way of North Mississippi launches first website

From Press Reports


The United Way of North Central Mississippi has launched its first-ever website as part of an ongoing effort to boost the organization’s community visibility and that of the 15 charitable agencies it serves.

The new United … Read more

Cut back petunias to maintain bloom, growth

Petunias are annual bedding plants that are ideal for filling sunny bulb beds or supplying cascades of color in large containers.

The selection “Purple Wave” is a durable choice, but even the hardiest petunias will need to be cut back … Read more

Time Capsules

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago:

June 30, 1938

Dirt Truck Does a Bob Ripley

The following story is told by Justice of the Peace Maurice Herring: “James Edwin Murrah of the Clarkson community, who drives … Read more

Mt. Zion News

By JoAnn Files

Bro. Halford brought the message on Sunday. The children will have lunch at the church on Sunday an go to a movie Sunday afternoon. We will have fifth Sunday night singing at 6.

Mrs. Mable Putnam and … Read more

MDEQ recycling grants available

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality has announced the availability of $1 million in grants for local governments to create, improve or expand recycling programs. Grants of up to $400,000 will be available to fund regional recycling cooperative projects conducted … Read more

Local jailers earn certification

Contreras sprays Jailer Dakota Gant with OC.

From Staff Reports


Ten jailers with the Webster County Sheriff’s Department completed a Detention Officer Certification Course the week of June 3-7 at the Webster County Career and Technology Center.

Adam Contreras, training coordinator with the Alfa Training Institute, … Read more

Buys crowned Miss Mississippi’s Outstanding Teen

Miss Mississippi’s Outstanding Teen 2013 Anne Elizabeth Buys will represent the state at Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Pageant in Orlando this August.

From Press Reports


Miss Mississippi’s Outstanding Teen Contestants sponsored by the Hattiesburg-based Leaf Foundation fared well at the ninth annual Miss Mississippi’s Outstanding Teen Pageant held June 1 in Vicksburg.

Miss Riverland’s Outstanding Teen Anne Elizabeth Buys of Vicksburg, … Read more

2nd in bass tournament


Dalton Smith, son of Melissa and Alan Smith of Tomnolen, won second place in the State Championship TBF Youth Bass Tournament on June 1 at Columbus Lake. He caught a total of 6 pounds and 12 ounces of fish, missing … Read more


Jimmy Allen Howard

June 14, 2013

A celebration of life for Jimmy Allen Howard, 61, of Ackerman will be at 4 p.m. July 6, 2013, at the Howard residence. Randy Dempsey will officiate.

He was born July 6, 1951, in … Read more