Category: News

Birth (December 8, 2015)

Josh and Erica Poyadou with daughter Emma Lynn Rose Poyadou

Emma Lynn Rose Poyadou

Josh and Erica Huffman Poyadou of Mathiston announce the birth of a daughter, Emma Lynn Rose Poyadou.

Emma was born Dec. 8, 2105, at OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville. She weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces … Read more

UM football player balances sports, academia

Ole Miss receiver Derrick Jones (19) celebrates a touchdown with Jordan Wilkins (22) against Oklahoma State during the 2016 Allstate Sugar Bowl held in New Orleans, LA,  January 1, 2016. (Photo by Bob Smith)

Eupora native Jones always works hard

By Tyler Bullard

OXFORD — Derrick Jones, a junior wide receiver from Eupora, is a tall, fast and energetic wide out who signed to play football at Ole Miss on Feb. 6, 2013, … Read more

PBS Awards

Fourth grade

Eupora Elementary School had a wonderful first semester with its Positive Behavior System, … Read more

Lady Wolverines drop overtime thriller

All Tournament teams

By Austin Bishop
Webster Progress Times

While the host team didn’t come away with either championship, the East Webster Christmas Classic was a huge success last week, with Choctaw County winning the boys championship and Starkville Academy taking the girls … Read more

Rebels, Jones celebrate Sugar Bowl win over OSU

Ole Miss receiver Derrick Jones (19) tries to haul in a pass against Oklahoma State during the 2016 Allstate Sugar Bowl held in New Orleans, LA,  January 1, 2016. (Photo by Bob Smith)

From school reports

NEW ORLEANS — How sweet it was.

No. 12 Ole Miss dominated No. 16 Oklahoma State, 48-20, in the 82nd annual Allstate Sugar Bowl Saturday night in front of a sellout crowd at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

In … Read more

Mathiston Christmas


“One Starry Night” was the theme of the Mathiston Christmas Parade, which was Dec. 12.… Read more

Maben VFD assists in house removal

A Maben firefighter stands by during the controlled burn of  the Jim Fitch house.

By Terry Harpole

The Maben Volunteer Fire Department assisted a local man by burning a house the night of Dec. 11.

Local attorney Rob Collins, who lives near the house, bought it years ago and had cleaned up the lot. … Read more

PRCC scholarship

Larry McPhail Journalism Scholarship
Larry McPhail, William Bailey of Eupora

Donor Larry McPhail presents the Larry McPhail Journalism… Read more

Top Stories: 2015

A heavy snow blanketed Webster County on Feb. 25, 2015, including here at Dorroh Lake.

Looking Back: Top l0 stories of 2015

From Staff Reports

Here is a look at Webster County’s Top 10 news stories of 2015 as selected by the Progress-Times:

1) Courthouse developments: After prolonged litigation, the Webster County Board of

RUSSELL HOOD/STAFF In this July 2015 photo, Harrison Dozer Services prepares the site for the new Webster County Courthouse that will be built on the west side of Highway 9 in Walthall. The county contracted with Harrison Dozer for clearing, grubbing and erosion control of the nearly 7-acre site. Last month, the Board of Supervisors instructed JH&H Architects to draw preliminary plans for the new courthouse to be a two-story building with approximately 16,506 square feet and a single-story annex building of approximately1,824 square feet for storage.


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Club hosting Houston Solar Race Team

By Terry Harpole

This might sound a little like Mississippi State University’s EcoCAR program, which began when people were in search of a cheaper means of travel, but a similar group in Houston is run by students and the Houston … Read more