Category: News

Supervisor retiring


District 1 Supervisor Robert Hitt was honored with a retirement reception Friday at the Webster County Office Building. At his side is his wife, Yvonne. Refreshments included a yard sale-themed cake. Mr. Hitt is retiring after three terms … Read more

Building improvements


Tron Elliott (on lift) and Trevor Stowers of Parker Roberson Painting caulk the front of the county-owned Doss Building. They were working there … Read more

Springer’s Dry Goods: 60 years and counting

Corrine Springer and Jimmy Springer are owners of Springer Dry Goods. Jamey and Corey Springer also work in the family business. The fourth generation — James Otis Springer IV, Mary-Kate Springer, John Preston Springer and Peyton Fowler — will one day carry on the business.

By Dottie Dewberry

MABEN — Springer`s Dry Goods, located on MS Hwy. 15, celebrated its 60th anniversary of being in business with a two-day open house Dec. 4 and 5.

Springer`s opened for business Dec. 1, 1955, up on the … Read more

Tabbs win YFR Achievement Award

Billy and Cala Tabb with children Grant, Adalee, Brady and Gibson

From Press Reports

William and Cala Tabb of Eupora won the Young Farmers and Ranchers Achievement Award presented by the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation at its statewide convention.

The Tabbs run a row crop and produce operation in Webster County.… Read more

EWES Students of the Month


East Webster Elementary School Students of the Month for November are (front row) Cutter Carden, Maddie Dobbins, (second row) Bella Rushing, … Read more

Maben Yard of the Month


The Maben Home and Garden Club awarded the Yard of the … Read more

EWES thanks Candy Walk participants

City Hall

From School Reports

Thank you to the businesses of Mathiston for participating in this year’s EWES Pre-K and kindergarten Candy Walk from East Webster Elementary kindergarten class teachers: Robin Brand, Stephanie Dewberry, Maria Butler, Marla Bigham, Tammy Baker, LeAnn Crowley, … Read more

Find someone in need, joy in sharing

The “Aunt Alice Bear”

By Michael Brannon

Some 23 years ago, I was upstairs at Gee’s parent’s house, and found an old quilt that was torn and weathered beyond “use.”

I asked Vera (Butts Curry) about its history on account I love the “story … Read more

EWES Spelling Bee winners

First Grade: [front] Kage McHann, Eden McGinnis, Hadley Rae Williams, [back] Charlee Claire McCarty, Paytan Sanders, Aurora Weiss, Mackenzie Gregory, Kaden Simpson and Avery Hazzard.

These are the winners of East Webster Elementary School’s Spelling Bee.… Read more

Maben Christmas Parade delights all

Santa (Jesse Quarrells) waves to parade-goers.

By Dottie Dewberry
For the WPT

The air on the streets of Maben was redolent with horns, sirens, lights and loud talking the night of Dec. 3 as the annual Christmas Parade geared up to delight the young and young … Read more