Month: May 2016

District’s graduation rate above state average

From Press and Staff Reports The Webster County School District’s most recent four-year graduation rate was well above the state average and its dropout rate was among the lowest at under 7 percent. Mississippi’s graduation rate improved significantly from 2011…

Board suspends Mathiston police chief

By Russell Hood Webster Progress-Times Mathiston’s police chief has been suspended without pay, Mayor Jimmy Carden has confirmed. The Mathiston Board of Aldermen took the action against Police Chief Shane Box during a special-called meeting April 25, according to Carden.…

Woman crashes car into business

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times No one was injured when a woman unintentionally drove her car into a local business while it was closed Thursday. The Eupora police and fire departments, along with an EMS crew from North Mississippi…

Relay for Life set for Friday

From Staff Reports The annual Webster County Relay for Life is set for Friday, May 6, with survivor registration beginning at 4:30 p.m. The event will be held at Eupora First Baptist Church Family Life Center, with all proceeds going…