Month: May 2017

SWCD announces poster contest winners

From the Webster County SWCD The Webster County Soil and Water Conservation District held a poster contest for all fourth-grade students in Webster County. The  topic this year was “Healthy Soils are Full of Life.” Eupora Elementary School had 22…

New bride ruins husband’s best suit

By Roger Alford A man came home from the office and found his new bride sobbing uncontrollably. “I feel terrible,” she said. “I was ironing your blue suit, and I burned a big hole in the seat of your trousers.”…

County declared federal disaster area

From Press Reports Gov. Phil Bryant has announced that President Donald Trump declared Webster and eight other counties federal disaster areas Monday afternoon from severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding that hit Mississippi on April 30. Webster, Adams, Calhoun,…

School district among top 10 on literacy test

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times The Webster County School District’s pass rate on the Third-Grade Reading Assessment placed it among the top 10 highest-performing districts on the test. The Mississippi Department of Education on Thursday released school- and district-level…

Mulberry Festival

Mulberry Festival rates large success again By Terry Harpole MATHISTON — After many festivals held in Mathiston City Park, many people have said, “This was the best one yet.” But the Mathiston Civic League sponsored yet another Mulberry Festival on…

Gun Dog Supply moving to Mathiston

Relocating HQ to Red Kap building By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Starkville-based Gun Dog Supply is relocating 19 miles west to the vacant Red Kap building in Mathiston, with plans to open there next year. “We’re very excited to announce…

Full Webster Progress Times Electronic Version 05/17/2017

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Local inducted into Phi Lambda Sigma

From School Reports Hayden Anthony Hendrix, a 2011 East Webster High School graduate, has been honored by the University of Mississippi School of pharmacy Alpha Beta Chapter by being inducted into the Phi Lambda Sigma leadership society. Phi Lambda Sigma…

EWH STAR Student, Teacher announced

From School Reports Cody Boland has been named as a STAR (Student-Teacher Achievement Recognition) Student for the 2016-17 school year by the Mississippi Economic Council’s M.B. Swayze Education Foundation, sponsor of the STAR program. Boland was honored during the annual…