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Soybean harvest

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PHOTO BY GWEN SISSON
Knight Farms harvests soybeans in a field adjacent to Tomahawk Road in Bellefontaine. The crop was being harvested Friday. Brian Williams, Mississippi State University Extension Service agricultural economist, said last week that a record soybean crop … Read more

Man dies in Natchez Trace crash

From Press and Staff Reports

An Ackerman man died Saturday night in a single motor vehicle accident on the Natchez Trace Parkway in Webster County.

Webster County sheriff’s deputies and U.S. park rangers responded to the scene, which was initially … Read more

Lost man rescued from woods in Cadaretta

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

An older adult lost in the woods in Cadaretta was rescued last week thanks to the efforts of a local man and others.

Ricky Beck of Cadaretta Road in Webster County was at a … Read more

Man died of natural causes, sheriff reports

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

An autopsy showed that Robert Lloyd Edwards of Eupora died of natural causes, according to Sheriff Tim Mitchell.

Edwards was last seen midday Oct. 4 at his house at 705 Pogue Road in Center … Read more

School Board awards shortfall note

WCSB Student of the Month Eupora Elementary Principal Trey Rolison presents Maci Bowen as October’s Webster County School Board Student of the Month. Maci is accompanied by her parents, Rusty and Jan Bowen. Assembled are (front row) board president Bobby McMullen, Jan Bowen, Maci Bowen, Rusty Bowen, board member Keith Hudspeth, (back row) Superintendent of Education Jack Treloar, Rolison, board members Jimmy Hood and Nancy Davis, and board attorney George Mitchell.

From Staff Reports

Webster County School District board members have awarded a shortfall note after accepting proposals from local banks.

As reported last week, the board approved a resolution declaring a shortfall of $22,511 for the previous fiscal year on … Read more

Supervisors prepare for courthouse settlement phase

By Daniel Brunty
The Webster Progress Times

The Webster County Board of Supervisors met Monday with the attorney representing the county in a legal dispute between it and the insurance provider for the burned courthouse.

Board members discussed litigation matters … Read more

Prayer service set for persecuted Christians

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By Gwen Sisson

It began with news coverage of Iraqi Christians fleeing persecution from ISIS terrorists. The scenes of Christians fleeing to the mountains brought a reminder that religious persecution is an ever-present reality.

With that in mind, the Webster … Read more

‘10 Timid Ghosts’ at storytime

(Right) The children make witch faces during storytime

By Librarian Fran Smith
Webster County Library

On Oct. 15, Ms. Pat, dressed as a colorful witch, read “Ten Timid Ghosts” to the children during storytime at Webster County Library in Eupora.… Read more