Category: News

Cumberland fire chief and officers resign

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

The chief of the Cumberland Volunteer Fire Department reported last week that he and its officers were resigning.

Bob Lovelace informed the Progress-Times on Friday he was resigning as the department’s chief, along with … Read more

MPL storytime about ‘Snowmen at Night’

Will Harper and Winters Norman, Annslee and Braxton Bird with Ms. Mary

By Librarian Mary Boutwell
Maben Public Library

The story on Jan. 29 at the Maben Public Library was “Snowmen at Night.”… Read more

Leach to teach contemporary Christian music

Katie Leach

By Don Pounds
and Katie Leach

We at Don Pounds Music Productions welcome Katie Leach to our music family. For the past couple of years, I have thought about bringing in teachers who are expert in their style of music.… Read more

Bright future ahead for Eupora’s Corson Gunn

Eupora High School senior Corson Gunn signs a football scholarship with Northeast Mississippi Community College. Joining him at the Feb. 3 signing ceremony at EHS are (seated left) his nephew, Tyren Brown; (back), his sister, Tiffany Guess; his mother, Camille Gunn; and Eupora coach Stephen Edwards.

By Austin Bishop
Webster Progress Times

Following an outstanding season for the Eupora High School football team, Corson Gunn signed with Northeast Mississippi Community last week in an effort to take his game to the next level.… Read more

Club donates book to Maben Library

Librarian Mary Boutwell and Dottie Dewberry, MHGC club secretary and publicity chairman, display the book donated to the Maben Public Library. They are standing in front of a painting by Sudie Gammill, which was also donated to the library.

From Club Reports

“The Best of Birds & Blooms” annual compilation was presented to the Maben Public Library by the Maben Home and Garden club on Jan. 28 by birds chairman Martha McMinn.… Read more

Maben business finds new home in former Cooper place

Mary Jo Bailey and Alexander load up merchandise to move to Southern Things’ new location.

By Dottie Dewberry
For the WPT

Southern Things of Maben, which is a resale shop that has been located on Maben-Bell Schoolhouse Road for the past year, has reopened for business in the former Antiques and Friddle Fraddle Shop, which … Read more

Lady Wolverines drop to hard-fought region games

Mike Robertson/ Courtesy
Sariah Bell (2) drives in for a lay-up for East Webster.

By Austin Bishop
Webster Progress Times

The Lady Wolverines of East Webster High School moved into the last week of the regular-season with a 17-8 overall mark and 4-4 record in Region 4-2A, but they were oh so close to … Read more

‘Who Do You Love?’


By Librarian Fran Smith
Webster County Library

The sunshine brought the children and parents out for storytime at Webster … Read more