Category: News

Obituary – Mr. Darrell Lester Bland

Mr. Darrell Lester Bland, 61, retired U.S. Navy Reserve, died November 22, 2015 at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Born October 31, 1954 in Salina KS, second child of Francis Lavern Bland and Imelda Zane (South) Bland of Cumberland … Read more

Legals – 12/02/2015




Cause No: 2015-132-C

Letters of Testamentary have been granted and issued to the undersigned upon the Estate of Francis Lavern Bland, Deceased, by the Chancery Court of Webster County, Mississippi, on … Read more

Obituary – Mrs. Jimmie L. Smith

Jimmie L. Smith, 70, of Vidor, Texas, passed away on November 20, 2015, in Orange, Texas.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00pm, Sunday, December 6, 2015, at First Baptist Church in Vidor. Officiating will be Reverend Terry Wright. … Read more

Obituaries – 12/02/2015

Mr. Clarence Eiland
November 21, 2015

Funeral services for Mr. Clarence Eiland, 75, will be held at Rockport United Methodist Church in Ackerman December 2, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Adarryl Brown officiated. Burial at Rockport United Methodist Church Cemetery.… Read more

Man killed in single-car accident

A Walthall Fire Department crew works with extrication equipment to remove the victim of last week’s one-car accident on Highway 9 near Dorroh Road. Jack Dee Sims of Calhoun City died at the scene when his car hit a culvert and flipped.

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

A 58-year-old Calhoun City man was killed in a one-car wreck last week north of Bellefontaine near the Webster/Calhoun County line.

Jack Dee Sims was driving a white 2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo southbound on … Read more

CMI oversight of Head Start halted

By Amanda Sexton Ferguson and Tish Butts
The Winona Times

WINONA – Head Start and Early Head Start classes in Montgomery, Attala, Carroll, Choctaw, Holmes and Webster counties were temporarily suspended after the federal Office of Head Start suspended Central … Read more

District PARCC scores exceed state averages

From Press and Staff Reports

The Mississippi Department of Education on Nov. 5 released high school results from the first assessments that measured Mississippi’s students’ progress toward the academic goals laid out in the Mississippi College and Career Ready Standards, … Read more

News briefs


Engineers give water analysis report to city

Calvert-Spradling Engineers presented a water analysis report to the Eupora Board of Aldermen last week..

Stanley Spradling and Katie Reams of Calvert-Spradling presented the report on recommended water system improvements during a special-called … Read more