News

School Board considers lot purchase

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

Webster County School District board members discussed a recommended property purchase at a previous meeting.

Superintendent of Education Jack Treloar, on Sept. 14, recommended the board consider purchasing the lot owned by Pop Woodard … Read more

Fire destroys house in Walthall

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Firefighters spray water on the house fire in Walthall. A brush fire led to Thursday’s structure fire.

From Staff Reports

A family lost everything in a fire that destroyed their house last week in Walthall.

The fire at 20 County Home Road was reported about 1:15 p.m. Thursday. Chief Casey Henderson of the Walthall Fire Department said … Read more

2 plead guilty in court

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

Two men pleaded guilty last month to felony indictments in the vacation term of Webster County Circuit Court.

Both men entered guilty pleas before Circuit Judge Joey Loper on Aug. 17 at the Choctaw … Read more

3-county job fair upcoming

From Press Reports

Choctaw, Montgomery and Webster Counties in Mississippi will host a Governor’s Job Fair at the Choctaw County Community Center in Ackerman, announced Adam Todd, director of the Governor’s Job Fair Network.

The Oct. 29 job fair is … Read more

Maben UMC planning fall revival Oct. 11-13

The Rev. Wesley Pepper

By Terry Harpole

Maben United Methodist Church has finalized plans for its fall revival, which will be Oct. 11-13.

This will be a return home for the visiting preacher, the Rev. Wesley Pepper, pastor of Coopers’ Chapel in Quitman. He … Read more

DAR donates flag

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At the Sept. 8 meeting of the Eupora Board of Aldermen, the Old Choctaw County Chapter,… Read more

Local Punt, Pass, Kick winners announced

JANE COLLINS
Winners of the NFL Punt, Pass and Kick contest at East Webster High School are (standing) Mason Brand, Aurora Weiss, Lawson Quinn, Victor Mitchell, Nick Martin, Carson Norwood, Jeb Sisk, (kneeling) Janri Jones and Kouper Shook.  After the contest it was discovered that Jeb Sisk had won the 8-9 age boys division, and he was given a blue shirt and ribbon.

By Jane Collins, Secretary
Maben Lions Club

The Maben Lions Club put on the NFL Punt, Pass and Kick contest on Sept. 12. Sixteen youngsters, mostly from East Webster Elementary and High schools, participated in the event on the East … Read more

No. 1 Co-Lin holds off homestanding East Central in classic

CCHS graduate Tre Brown (40) applies pressure against East Central in the Wolfpack's 31-28 win.

From combined reports

A furious second half comeback by the East Central Community College Warriors fell short as the No. 1 ranked Copiah-Lincoln Wolfpack escaped Bailey Stadium on the Decatur campus last Thursday with a hard-fought 31-28 Mississippi Association of … Read more

Children enjoy ‘Big Red Apple’

Brayden Avent, Blake and Alyssa Walker, Madelyn and Bryar Avent, Ms. Mary, Braxton Bird, Will and Winters Norman, and Annslee Bird

By Librarian Mary Boutwell
Maben Public Library

Our story Sept. 18 at the Maben Public Library was “The Big Red Apple” by Tony Johnston.

A tree grew and was filled with big red apples. Then the wind came and blew … Read more