Month: August 2014

Unemployment rate 12.1 percent

By Russell Hood Webster Progress-Times The unemployment rate for Webster County rose to 12.1 percent for June. That’s according to the latest data from the Mississippi

911 calls

July 28 3:53 p.m., grass fire., Hwy. 82 West; Tomnolen Fire Department responds. 8:33 p.m., fight,

Education notes

Retired teachers meeting today Local retired teachers will meet on Aug. 6 at 1 p.m. in the Mathiston


John Robert Fondren July 28, 2014 Services for John Robert Fondren, 73, of Brooksville were Aug. 1, 2014, at Macon Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Jimmy Guy officiating. Burial

Time Capsules

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files 75 Years Ago: Aug. 10, 1939 36 Snakes Killed at Single Shot People have been known to tell big fish stories, but there is a snake story that is a good subject for…

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary. Recently I was reading about William Moultrie (1730-1805), a

Church news

One Way Quartet First Baptist Church in Eupora will host One Way Quartet on Aug. 9. The singing will begin at 6:30 p.m. with local church talent