Man killed in single-car accident

A Walthall Fire Department crew works with extrication equipment to remove the victim of last week’s one-car accident on Highway 9 near Dorroh Road. Jack Dee Sims of Calhoun City died at the scene when his car hit a culvert and flipped.

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

A 58-year-old Calhoun City man was killed in a one-car wreck last week north of Bellefontaine near the Webster/Calhoun County line.

Jack Dee Sims was driving a white 2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo southbound on … Read more

CMI oversight of Head Start halted

By Amanda Sexton Ferguson and Tish Butts
The Winona Times

WINONA – Head Start and Early Head Start classes in Montgomery, Attala, Carroll, Choctaw, Holmes and Webster counties were temporarily suspended after the federal Office of Head Start suspended Central … Read more

District PARCC scores exceed state averages

From Press and Staff Reports

The Mississippi Department of Education on Nov. 5 released high school results from the first assessments that measured Mississippi’s students’ progress toward the academic goals laid out in the Mississippi College and Career Ready Standards, … Read more

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Engineers give water analysis report to city

Calvert-Spradling Engineers presented a water analysis report to the Eupora Board of Aldermen last week..

Stanley Spradling and Katie Reams of Calvert-Spradling presented the report on recommended water system improvements during a special-called … Read more

Mantee Depot renovation underway

Renovation of the Mantee Depot is underway.

For the WPT

It’s resurrection day in Mantee! Sept. 9 was the first day of the renovation of Mantee’s railroad depot.
In 1904 the Mobile Jackson, referred to as MJ and Kansas City Railroad, was built through the community. According … Read more