Category: News

Weather pattern excellent for vegetables

By David Nagel Extension Horticulture Specialist The pattern of a few days of sunshine followed by a rain event followed by sun followed by rain is annoying to gardeners, but is good for the plants in the garden. Low temperatures…

County lost population in 1-year span

From Staff and Press Reports Webster County lost population from mid-2014 to mid-2015, according to data released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Time Capsules – 03/30/2016

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files 75 Years Ago: March 27, 1941 Clem Sullivan Gets a Duck The Webster Progress has a new pet. Clem Sullivan of Walthall on the way to Eupora Saturday morning captured a duck on…

Child care provider dreams big, grows business

By Karen Crow The Early Years Network MSU Extension Service Almost 10 years after graduating from college with the plan of opening her own child care center, LaTonya Hill’s dream will come true. Hill’s new center on Hudson Lane will…

Representative takes heat for email

By Amanda Sexton Ferguson Editor and Publisher The Winona Times   WINONA — Rep. Karl Oliver (R-Winona) drew widespread criticism after an emailed exchange with a Gulfport woman was reported in The Clarion Ledger.  After the story was posted on the…

Vaughan’s Vocabulary – 03/30/2016

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary. Recently I read about Ayn Rand (1905-1982), a Russian-born American novelist, philosopher, playwright and screenwriter. I encourage you to visit “Discover Ayn Rand” at aynrand.org, the official website of the…

Dunlap releasing ‘Short Mean Fiction’

By Callie Daniels Bryant Senior Managing Editor Hottytoddy.com University of Mississippi alum and Webster County native William Dunlap is a celebrated artist whose works have been featured in prestigious collections such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Lauren Rogers Museum…

School Board upholds discipline decision

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Webster County School Board members have upheld a committee’s decision regarding a student disciplinary matter, records show. Board minutes from the March 7 meeting reflect that members voted to go into executive session to…

Jesus paid it all. It is finished

From Liberty UMC Greetings from Liberty United Methodist Church under the pastoral leadership of the Rev. Rochelle Ashford-Minor. We have been active in Lenten season and have

Kelly hosts congressional art competition

From Press Reports Do you know a high school artist interested in having their work displayed in the U.S. Capitol? Each year, Members of the U.S. House of Representatives sponsor a high school art competition.