3 arrested on child abuse/neglect charges

Wendy Fountain

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

Three people have been arrested in Eupora in connection with a child abuse and neglect case involving a malnourished boy who was in critical condition as of Friday.

The Webster County Sheriff’s Department stated … Read more

County’s unemployment rate 8.3 percent


By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

Webster County’s unemployment rate was up 1.6 percentage points in December, based on figures provided by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.… Read more

OCC workshop


First Baptist Church of Eupora recently held its first Operation Christmas Child workshop, hosted by Gerry Hood (far right) who taught … Read more

City hires Bowen as park director

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

The Eupora Board of Aldermen voted Monday night to hire Rusty Bowen as the city’s next park director on a part-time basis.

His hiring followed an hour-long executive session to discuss personnel on the … Read more

Rotary readers


Eupora Rotarians Dan Burchfield (left), mayor of Eupora, and Russell Hood (right), news editor of the Progress-Times, read books to the preschool class at V’s Peace, … Read more

MLK Day Parade

Mayor Larry Pruitt of Maben leads the MLK Day parade and service.

The Controllers Generation II 4-H Club and other organizations walk from the Maben Public Library for the MLK Day service , which was Jan. 18. … Read more

Maben Lions host Houston Solar Race Team

Houston Solar Race Team captain Allyson Taylor speaks to the Maben Lions Club about the three weeks the team spent racing solar-powered cars in Australia

By Floyd Ingram
Chickasaw Journal

MATHISTON – They’ve won the National Solar Car Challenge 14-years in a row, have just gotten back from Australia where they raced more solar car miles than any high school team in World Solar Car … Read more

Benefit concert

Grass Skirts

A benefit concert will be at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church of Eupora. … Read more