Month: January 2014

Maben hosts MLK Jr. Parade

From Staff Reports   The Controllers Generation II 4-H Club sponsored the second MLK Jr. Parade in Maben on Monday. “Insights from the Past” was the theme of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day events, including a program at West…

Commander has local ties

For the WPT   Col. Mike Nabors of Collinsville has been named commander of the 186th Air Refueling Wing at Key Field in Meridian. Nabors is the son of Billy and Marjorie White Nabors of Meridian, and grandson of the…

Sheriff’s Office makes burglary arrests

From Press & Staff Reports   Webster County has been hit with a rash of burglaries over the last couple of months. The Webster County Sheriff’s Department has made three arrests for burglary of an unoccupied dwelling and has warrants…

East Webster counting on time off to give boost

By Austin Bishop The Webster Progress-Times   After picking up a home sweep of Hebron Christian School last Monday, the East Webster boys and girls picked up an unusual eight-day break late in the season as they got ready to…

Obituaries

Billy Joe Box Jan. 18, 2014 Services for Billy Joe Box, 76, of Ackerman were Jan. 22, 1014, at Chester Baptist Church with the Revs. Rob Faulk and Stan Ballard officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. He was born…

Time Capsules

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files 75 Years Ago: Jan. 26, 1939 Miss Barton Opens New Beauty Shoppe Miss Helen Barton announces this week that she has purchased the Wood Beauty Shoppe and will open her own business under…

Experiment by taking dormant cuttings of shrubs, roses

By David Nagel and Lelia Kelly Extension Horticulture Specialists Distributed by Lisa Stewart, Webster County Director   Some examples of plants that you can take cuttings from now are roses, althea, Burford holly, oakleaf hydrangea, Camellia japonica, forsythia, bunch grapes…

Rebels take two straight SEC hoops wins

By Austin Bishop The Webster Progress-Times   The Ole Miss Rebels won a pair of tough SEC contests last week, winning 88-74 in overtime at home against LSU, before escaping Columbia, S.C. with a 75-74 win over the South Carolina…

FY15 budget overview presented to House

By Rep. Joey Hood District 35   On Jan. 7, the 129th Mississippi state Legislature kicked off the third session in the four-year term. I would like to thank the citizens of the District 35 for allowing me to serve…

Lady Wolverines take part in Mid-Mississippi Challenge

By Austin Bishop The Webster Progress-Times   Sometimes something gets so big and so good you just can’t improve on it. And then again, maybe you can. This year’s Mid-Mississippi Challenge, being hosted at Choctaw County High School in Ackerman,…