Month: February 2014

Holmes drops pair to East Mississippi

From school reports


The Holmes Community College Bulldogs didn’t start the second half of North Division play off the way they wanted here Thursday by falling to the East Mississippi Lions, … Read more

MSU Lady Bulldogs bounce back with upset win over Georgia

By Austin Bishop

Webster Progress-Times


After dropping an SEC road loss to LSU on Wednesday the Lady Bulldogs of Mississippi State bounced back in a big way to take an … Read more

Jail Docket

Jan. 27

Ashley Wise, DOB 08-08-87, WF; Eupora 4: contempt of court.

Jan. 28

Mary … Read more

Lady Eagles take league win over Bruce

By Austin Bishop

The Webster Progress Times


The Eupora High School girls basketball team closed out regular season league play with a … Read more

MHGC members enjoy building birdhouses

Jackie Christopher, whose birdhouse is partially complete, observes as Scarlet Shepperd and Marie Pinnix, drill holes for their nails. Photo courtesy of DOTTIE DEWBERRY

By Dottie Dewberry

For the WPT


“I have a hammer! I can put things together! I can knock things apart! I can alter my environment at will and make an incredible din all the while! Ah, it’s great to … Read more

Love is a major force

This year the Winston County Journal, Webster Progress Times, and the Choctaw Plaindealer will be publishing a Valentine’s Angel Page.

This will be a page where individuals or businesses can send their love to their special Valentine.  This is a … Read more

County’s unemployment rate 10.5 percent

From Staff & Press Reports


Webster County’s unemployment rate for December was 10.5 percent, down half a percent from November’s rate.

Mississippi Department of Employment Security figures show the county’s jobless rate was … Read more

Local students among Ole Miss degree candidates

Two University of Mississippi students from Webster County are among 813 candidates for degrees at the close of the fall semester. They are invited to participate in UM’s spring commencement scheduled May 14.

The local degree candidates are … Read more

Calendar of Events & Church News

Choctaw County

1st Responders

Dinner Feb. 28

The Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce will host the third annual First Responders Appreciation Dinner on … Read more

Taxation must be voluntary; is robbery without consent

Opinion by Pete Shumpert


The following is paraphrased from the great political philosopher Lysander Spooner — from his essays that are in the public domain:

It is a principle of Natural Law that no … Read more