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Free Hepatitis C testing available

From Press Reports

More than 5 million Americans are chronically infected with Hepatitis B & C, and 75 percent of them are unaware that they’re infected.
In recognition of Hepatitis Awareness Month in May, the Mississippi State Department of Health … Read more

Time Capsules

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago:

May 18, 1939

Bees Like Town
A swarm of bees swept down like chimneysweeps Monday night on a limb of a sycamore tree at the rear of Sugg Implement Co. … Read more

911 Calls

May 5

2:02 p.m., alarm, Hwy. 182; Webster SO responds
7:06 p.m., medical, Westwood Drive; EMS responds.… Read more

Church news

Pheba Baptist

Pheba Baptist Church will celebrate its 125th anniversary May 18 beginning at 10 a.m. with a fellowship meal provided afterwards. All … Read more

Volunteers help neighbors in time of need

Members of the Webster County Baptist Association Disaster Relief Team take a break from working in Louisville after the April tornadoes.

Making a Difference

By Gwen Sisson
For the WPT
Submitted Photos

Three years ago, disaster relief teams were in Webster County helping to clear debris from a tornado that ripped through the county.
And almost three years to the day, … Read more

County considers land donation offer

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

Webster County leaders are considering an offer of donated land on which to build a new courthouse in the county seat of Walthall.
During Monday’s Board of Supervisors meeting, Randy Rico (District 3) made … Read more

Local man hosts friend on charity ride

RUSSELL HOOD/STAFF
Davidson, Yacoob and Nilssen.

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

WALTHALL — A Londoner who is biking across America made a rest stop here last week to stay with a longtime friend.
Naz Yacoob of London left Los Angeles in February on foot for … Read more

County Extension Service celebrates centennial

Open house this afternoon

From Press Reports

Most centenarians are slowing down and avoiding modern technology, but the Mississippi State University Extension Service is doing neither as it approaches its 100th birthday. Dr. Gary Jackson, director of Extension, recently reflected … Read more

Library hosting ‘Magnolia Mud’ author

Pierce

From Press Reports

Leakesville resident and sitting Mississippi Supreme Court Justice Randy Pierce will speak about and sign copies of his new novel, “Magnolia Mud,” (Dogwood Press, 2014) at the Webster County Public Library at 11:30 a.m. Monday.
Pierce, whose … Read more

Board approves funds transfer

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

The Webster County School Board has approved the transfer of 16th Section interest funds into the Maintenance Fund.
Superintendent of Education Jack Treloar, according to the April 14 meeting minutes, presented a request from … Read more