News

County’s unemployment rate 10.5 percent

From Staff & Press Reports

 

Webster County’s unemployment rate for December was 10.5 percent, down half a percent from November’s rate.

Mississippi Department of Employment Security figures show the county’s jobless rate was … Read more

Local students among Ole Miss degree candidates

Two University of Mississippi students from Webster County are among 813 candidates for degrees at the close of the fall semester. They are invited to participate in UM’s spring commencement scheduled May 14.

The local degree candidates are … Read more

Calendar of Events & Church News

Choctaw County

1st Responders

Dinner Feb. 28

The Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce will host the third annual First Responders Appreciation Dinner on … Read more

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We now have a subscription service for our website. If you are a current print subscriber, please email us at bookkeeping@winstoncountyjournal.com with your name, email address and mailing address, and you can access this content as part of your print … Read more

Pate named WCS Student of the Month

Gathered for the recognition of Haley Pate as the Webster County Schools’ Student of the Month for December are (front) Sue Anne Boatman, WCCTC guidance counselor; Hodges; Laverne Pate, Haley’s grandmother; Hunter Pate, Haley’s brother; Darrell Pate, father; Haley Pate; Becky Pate, mother; School Board member Keith Hudspeth; (back) Superintendent of Education Jack Treloar; Ferguson; School Board members Jimmy Hood, Bobby McMullen and Nancy Davis; and board attorney George Mitchell.

From School Reports

 

Haley Pate, a second-year student in Dionne Hodges’ Business Management program at the Webster County Career and Technology Center, is Webster County Schools’ Student of the Month for December.

Haley is the daughter of … Read more

Mexican restaurant opens in Maben

Maben Mayor Pro-Tem Pat Harpole, right, welcomes La Alegria employees and staff Victor, Juan, Flaco, Oscar (kneeling) owner Augustin Estrada, Ashley, Salvador and manager Antonio Estrada.

By Terry Harpole

For the WPT

 

Maben saw a new business officially opening Jan. 14 after the building had been vacant for months.

The building was previously home to … Read more

Volunteers, MFC contain Mantee fire

These are the remains of the shop that burned on Highway 15 South in Mantee on Jan. 20.

From Staff Reports

 

Volunteer firefighters and forestry personnel kept a fire that burned a shop on Highway 15 South in Mantee last week from spreading to another … Read more