Month: December 2016

Jobless rate drops to 5.5 percent

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Webster County recorded its lowest level of unemployment in 16 years last month. November’s unemployment rate of 5.5 percent was the lowest level of unemployment since November and December 2000, when the rate was…

Clark Avenue lit with luminarias

From Staff Reports Friends and neighbors who live on Clark Avenue in Eupora lit 320 luminarias along both sides of the entire length of the street on Saturday, Christmas Eve. The luminarias were lit at 5 p.m. and remained lit…

Grand jury hands down indictments

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Arraignments were held Dec. 20 in Webster County Circuit Court after indictments were handed down by a recalled grand jury. Grand jurors convened Dec. 13 in the Eupora Municipal Courtroom. Arraignments were held there…

Full Webster Progress Times Electronic Version 12/21/2016

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Jail Docket

Dec. 12 Travis Fitts, DOB 08-15-72, WM; Halford/MDOC: probation violation. William Chism, DOB 03-12-68, WM; Webster 4: harassment. Dec. 14 Amy Blakely, DOB 02-09-82, WF; Montgomery SO: felony bad check. Dec. 15 Jennifer Stevens, DOB 09-05-95, WF; Circuit Court: A&A…

Storytime has Pajama Day, hosts Head Start

By Librarian Fran Smith Webster County Library The children and some of the adults arrived at Webster County Public Library dressed in their pajamas on Dec. 14. This was a day to have fun. Ms. Pat and Ms. Dot led…

Church News

West Eupora Church of God West Eupora Church of God will have Movie Night at 6 p.m. Dec. 21. “The Nativity Story” will be shown followed by refreshments. Crossway Church Christmas Day worship services Join us at Crossway Church this Sunday,…

Eupora splits pair with Kosciusko

By Rocky Higginbotham Webster Progress Times The Eupora girls’ basketball team got a big night in the post from Jabrieya Morton and in the backcourt from a pair of freshmen to knock off Class 4A Kosciusko 53-50 in its only…

East Webster to hold first-ever Silent Night hoops game

By Rocky Higginbotham Webster Progress Times Lots of high school basketball teams across the state are taking this week off. Not only does East Webster have plenty of action scheduled, coach Michael Seger’s boys’ team has a special Christmas event…

Time Capsules Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago: Dec. 18, 1941 No Hunting on Sundays Those who have made a habit of hunting on Sundays had best watch their step or else they will face stern legal prosecution. Sheriff J.P. Wright of Webster County has…