Category: News

City proposes water rate hike

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Monthly water bills will rise significantly if the Public Service Commission approves rate changes proposed by the city of Eupora. The Board of Aldermen voted May 2 to set future water rates at $24…

Full Webster Progress Times Electronic Version 05/04/2016

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‘Keeping You Safe’

Emergency 911 was the theme for storytime at Webster County Public Library on April 27. After the children visited and played with puzzles, Ms. Pat read “Keeping you Safe — A Book About Police Officers.” They discussed reasons for 911…

County unemployment rate 6.1 percent

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Webster County saw its unemployment rate fall six-tenths of a percentage point in March, according to Mississippi Department of Employment Security data. March’s unemployment rate was 6.1 percent, compared to 6.7 percent (revised) in…

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

Don Vaughan Provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary. The “Exploring Ways to Use Our Minds Efficiently” website points out that developing a vocabulary is one of the most overlooked ways to improve our lives. Everyone, not just authors…

County marks 5th anniversary of tornado

From Staff & Other Reports Last week marked the fifth anniversary of a tornado that ripped through the Cumberland community and other parts of Webster County, destroying East Webster High School. The EF-3 tornado touched down in the early morning…

Couple advocates for Down syndrome children

By Whitney White Canaan — a place where God’s people left behind the old life and crossed over the waters into a new one. Two young people who would eventually become parents of a special-needs child chose this name for their…

Shape Trip

Eupora Elementary School SHAPE in grades 4 and 5 and Eupora High School SHAPE in grade 6 took a field trip to the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga on April 7-8.

Prayer, Bible study impact student during Italy trip

By Gwen Sisson Kassie McDowell said one of the most impactful things she learned on her mission trip to Italy was the importance of studying God’s word and praying with her team members. McDowell spent her spring break on a…

Maben Lions hear program on LCIF

By Jane Collins, Secretary Maben Lions Club The Maben Lions Club, on March 22, welcomed Past District Gov. Ron Kitchens of Oxford who presented a program on the Lions Clubs International Foundation. He pointed out that LCIF is the foundation…