Category: News

PhD Graduation

Fairbanks, AK.—Courtney Nichols Scerbak of Mantee, MS will graduate with a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Biological Sciences and Science Teaching and Outreach certification at the University of Alaska Fairbanks commencement ceremony, to be held on Sunday, May 8 in…

OCC Workshop

Ladies participating in the April Operation Christmas Child workshop at First Baptist Church of Eupora are Dianne McGarr, Kathy Bailey, Shellie Herring, Margie McCain, Charla Boatman, Reba Thompson, Ann Young and Maxine Nabors. The next OCC workshop will be May…

Calendar of Events

Band concert The Eupora Band’s spring concert is May 5 at 7 p.m. in Latham Auditorium. Admission is $3 and all proceeds benefit the Band Boosters Relay for Life Webster County Relay for Life will be on Friday, May 6,…

Editorial Roundup

Licensure body is messed up One can argue how long misbehaving educators should be punished by having their teaching licenses pulled. A lot depends on the severity of their offense and how sincerely contrite they are for what they did.…

Jail Docket

April 25 Willie Triplett, DOB 06-10-62, BM; C2/Kilgore: failure to pay: two counts of false pretense. Robert Wofford, DOB 09-12-89, BM; Webster 4: sale of marijuana, sale of Lortab and failure to pay child support. April 27 James Brian Williams,…

Maben Farmers’ Market opens Saturday at park

By Jane Collins Maben Farmers’ Market The Maben Farmers’ Market will meet on Saturdays in the Park (next to the library) beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 7, and will stay open until 11 a.m. The banner will hang in…

Obituaries

Jo Lenora Ray Null April 30, 2016 Services for Jo Lenora Ray Null, 78, were May 2, 2016, at Salem Independent Methodist Church near Ackerman with the Revs. Tim Long and Jim Reed officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.…

Civil War author speaking at library

From Press Reports Friends of the Library will host Dr. Brandon H. Beck as their next speaker when they meet at 11 a.m. Monday at the Webster County Public Library. After three years of research and writing, his new book…

District’s graduation rate above state average

From Press and Staff Reports The Webster County School District’s most recent four-year graduation rate was well above the state average and its dropout rate was among the lowest at under 7 percent. Mississippi’s graduation rate improved significantly from 2011…

Board suspends Mathiston police chief

By Russell Hood Webster Progress-Times Mathiston’s police chief has been suspended without pay, Mayor Jimmy Carden has confirmed. The Mathiston Board of Aldermen took the action against Police Chief Shane Box during a special-called meeting April 25, according to Carden.…