Month: December 2015

Full Webster Progress Times Electronic Version 12/30/15

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Board decides on 2-story courthouse

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times The Webster County Board of Supervisors has agreed that the new courthouse in Walthall will be designed as a two-story structure. The two-story plan was approved Dec. 21 after discussion with project architects Paul…

Power line work

RUSSELL HOOD/STAFF Bucket men Averill Gladney and Shane Ragen of Natchez Trace Electric Power Association change out a three-phase pole on

A Mantee Christmas

PHOTOS BY PEGGY STUCKEY These are some scenes from the Mantee Christmas Parade,

County’s unemployment rate 6.7 percent

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times For the third consecutive month, the unemployment rate in Webster County has remained the same, based on figures provided by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security. November’s unemployment rate here was 6.7 percent, as…

Demolition of blighted house underway

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Demolition and removal of a dilapidated house in Eupora that the city declared a public health menace is nearly complete. The city hired Ken Knight to demolish the abandoned structure at 1485 Adams Ave.,…

Former East Webster standout making big splash at EMCC

By Austin Bishop Webster Progress Times SCOOBA — Sharon Thompson knew Quantesha Patterson was a special talent, that’s why the veteran East Mississippi Community College head women’s basketball coach, spent so much time on her during the recruitment process.

If you see something you agree or disagree with say something

Most of the time I as publisher do not place editorial opinions, cartoons or the like in the newspaper but with continued apathy among all voters in this country. I have to speak up. I want readers to agree. I…

Maben Library has Christmas party

By Librarian Mary Boutwell Maben Public Library Christmas party fun at the Maben Public Library was Dec. 11! The kids had a lot of fun celebrating Christmas.