Month: June 2016

Letters to the editor

Thank you from Hughes family Thank you for your sympathy and kindness shown during the loss of our father. We deeply appreciate your expression of love and support. Thank you for all your prayers, phone calls, visits, food and other…

Be mom enough to quit smoking

From Press Reports Mothers play an essential role in protecting their children from the impact of tobacco. Tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure are a leading cause of death among women. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,…

Mission trip provides new perspective for local teen

By Gwen Sisson One of the biggest things Bailey Herring learned as part of a mission trip to Mexico was that she takes many of the basic necessities of life for granted. “I have the privilege of living with many…

Money matters

Bank of Kilmichael employees Amanda Knight and Malissa Pepper spoke to the second-grade class at East Webster Elementary School about money and banking on May 5.

Webster County unemployment rate 5.7 percent

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Webster County saw its unemployment rate fall four-tenths of a percentage point in April, according to Mississippi Department of Employment Security data. April’s unemployment rate was 5.7 percent, compared to 6.1 percent in March.…

Local MSU student takes top design honors

From Press Reports A Mississippi State rising senior from Eupora is the first-place winner in the 2016 New Orleans Fashion Week student designer competition. Jesse D. Newton, a fashion design and merchandising major in the university’s School of Human Sciences,…

Mathiston town marshal resigns

Special election set for July 12 By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Mathiston will hold a special election next month to fill the unexpired term of its town marshal, who has resigned. Mayor Jimmy Carden said Shane Box submitted a…

Walthall sets special election for alderman

The village of Walthall has scheduled a special election to fill a vacated office on its Board of Aldermen. The special election will be June 21 at the Village Hall (old jail) to fill the unexpired term of the late…

Crash victim dies; probe ongoing

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times A man who was injured in a one-car accident in mid-May near Eupora died last week and an investigation continues into the cause of the crash. Clark “Butch” Waddell, 34, of Eupora died of…