News

MSU workshop available for new business owners

MISSISSIPPI STATE — Starting a small business can be challenging, but a workshop for new business owners can help them know what to expect once they open the doors.

A seminar for anyone interested in starting a small business will … Read more

County awarded HOME grant

By Daniel Brunty

The Webster Progress-Times

 

Webster County has been awarded funds to reconstruct dilapidated houses for three county homeowners.

Housing Specialist Patsy Patterson of the Golden Triangle Planning and Development District met with the Board of Supervisors on … Read more

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your
vocabulary.

Beverly Bremers, an actress, singer and teacher graciously gave me a phone interview. She told me the interesting story about how she got roles in the Broadway musical “Hair. Her … Read more

Birth

Maddison Nichole Jensen

Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Jensen of Sanford, Fla., proudly announce the birth of their first child. She has been given the name Maddison Nichole Jensen.

“Maddie” arrived on Sept. 14, 2013, at Minnie Palmer’s Woman’s Hospital in … Read more

County unemployment 11.5 percent in October

From Staff Reports

 

Webster County’s unemployment rate was 11.5 percent in October, compared to 11.6 percent in September.

The county’s unemployment rate was 11.1 percent in October 2012. The 12-month moving average unemployment shows Webster County at 12.5 percent.… Read more

Obituaries

Herbert Doyle

Atkinson Sr.

Nov. 29, 2013

Graveside services for Herbert Doyle Atkinson Sr., 58, of Ackerman were Dec. 4, 2013, at Enon Cemetery with the Rev. James Little officiating.

He was born June 21, 1955, in Georgia. Mr. Atkinson … Read more

MHGC announces Christmas Lighting Contest

For the WPT

 

The Maben Home and Garden Club announces its plans for the annual Christmas Lighting Contest for the Maben area.

The contest will be Dec. 19, with judging to start at 5:30 p.m.

First, second, third and … Read more

Sports schedules

FRIDAY, DEC. 6

Prep Football

11 a.m. — MHSAA Class 1A State Championship: French Camp vs. Stringer

3 p.m. — MHSAA Class 2A State Championship: Calhoun City vs. Bassfield

4 p.m. — MAIS All-Star Football Game at Mississippi College

7:30 … Read more

School Board tables policy action

By Russell Hood

The Webster Progress-Times

 

Webster County School District board members plan to make a decision in three months regarding revision of one policy and deletion of another that deal with school admission and out-of-district transfers.

Superintendent of … Read more

MHSAA State title games set for this weekend

By Austin Bishop

The Webster Progress Times

 

Mississippi High School Activities Association state football champions will be crowned in all six classes over the weekend, with at least three of those games having some interest locally.

In Class 2A … Read more