Category: News

County’s unemployment rate unchanged

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

Webster County’s unemployment rate remained unchanged at 6.7 percent in October, according to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.

The revised jobless rate for September was also 6.7 percent, while unemployment was at 8.2 … Read more

Jail Docket – 12/02/2015

Nov. 23
Michael Owens, DOB 04-19-83, BM; Webster 5: possession of controlled substance with intent.
Nov. 24
Christopher Halsdorf, DOB 01-09-81, WM; Eupora 7: public drunk and disorderly conduct.… Read more

Vaughan’s Vocabulary – 12/02/2015

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary.

I am reading a book titled “Hamlet: A User’s Guide” by Michael Pennington, who has performed in “Hamlet, Prince of Denmark” numerous times throughout three decades.… Read more

East Central Bowl game set for 11 a.m. Saturday

From school reports

East Central Community College Warrior football fans unable to travel to Copperas Cove, Texas, for the 2015 C.H.A.M.P.S. Heart of Texas Bowl will be able to follow the action on radio and live stream video.

No. 15 … Read more

911 calls – 12/02/2015

Nov. 23
11:24 a.m., medical, Old Dancy Road; Webster EMS responds.
11:46 a.m., reckless driving, Spring Valley Road; Webster SO responds.
12:17 p.m., alarm, College Street; Mathiston PD responds.
5:03 p.m., alarm, Gold Street; Eupora PD responds.… Read more

Hospital offers holiday fire safety tips

From Press Reports

Feeling warm and toasty is good, but never underestimate the danger of a holiday fire.  Keep your family safe by following these easy tips from North Mississippi Medical Center-Eupora:… Read more

Do not become a hater: Look to go up

From Liberty UMC

We bring you greetings from Liberty United Methodist Church under the pastoral leadership of the Rev. Rochelle Ashford-Minor.… Read more

Local architectural firm honored

From Press Reports

Belinda Stewart Architects of Eupora was among Mississippi architectural firms honored last month in Jackson.

The Mississippi chapter of the American Institute of Architects presented the firm a Design Excellence Award for restoration of the Tallahatchie County … Read more

Editorial Roundup – 12/02/2015

Commissary prices are rip-off

Is it not enough punishment for serious lawbreakers in Mississippi to lose their freedom? Does the state also have to rip them off by allowing vendors to charge exorbitant prices for snacks, toiletries and phone calls?… Read more

County Christmas parades upcoming

From Staff Reports

Christmas parades in Webster County will kick off Saturday with Eupora’s, which will conclude a full day of Christmas Market activities.

The Rotary Club-sponsored Eupora Christmas Parade begins at 5 p.m. and shares the Christmas Market theme … Read more