Month: May 2015

Full Webster Progress Times Electronic Version 05/27/15

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Local kindergartners make reading gains

From Press and Staff Reports The results of Mississippi’s first statewide assessment of learning in kindergarten show that the majority of the state’s youngest students have made significant gains this academic year, including those in Webster County. More than 40,000…

‘Art in the Park’

STAFF PHOTO/RUSSELL HOOD Students of Chip Powell display their artwork and crafts during “Art in the Park.”

Bio of Mathiston’s Clegg nears release

For the Progress-Times A biography of Mathiston native Hugh Clegg will be released in June, according to the University Press of Mississippi. The biography, “Troutmouth: The Two Careers of Hugh Clegg,” was written by retired University of Mississippi professor Ronald…

Congressional race runoff upcoming

From Staff Reports Polls will be open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday countywide in the runoff to fill the seat of the late Rep. Alan Nunnelee. The candidates in the June 2 nonpartisan race are Republican Trent Kelly, a district…

Population in Webster County declines

From Staff Reports Webster County’s population has declined slightly since 2010, according to estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau released this spring. The county’s population has decreased by 2.7 percent, about 280 people, since the 2010 census.

“The Starkville Experience”

RUSSELL HOOD/STAFF Program chairman Hays Burchfield welcomes guest speaker Buddy Sanders to the May 5 meeting of the Eupora Rotary Club. Sanders, community development director for the city of Starkville, gave a

Wooden bike

RUSSELL HOOD/STAFF Mark Greenlee of Eupora shows off his latest creation — a (partially) wooden bicycle.

PTC donates for championship rings

For the Progress-Times Plymouth Tube Co. has made a $1,000 donation to the East Webster High School girls basketball team’s fundraising efforts for its 2015 state championship rings. “Plymouth Tube Co. is proud to be part of the Webster County…