News

Use of food stamps rises in Webster County

By Emily Guerin and Tim Marema
Special to the Progress-Times

The use of food stamps in Webster County increased during the recession, assisting families in stretching their food dollars, contributing to local spending and helping spark a national debate about … Read more

Time capsules

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago:
June 8, 1939

Highway 82 Now Concreted

The long-wished-for concrete on Highway 82 in now opened on the east of town to the public and motorists traveling that way will … Read more

Jones among WOCHS grads

Cache Jones was among Class of 2014 seniors who graduated from West Oktibbeha County High School on May 24.
She is the daughter of… Read more

Jail docket

May 27

Norman T. James, DOB 01-17-63, WM; SO7: possession of meth (MDOC hold).… Read more

SuperValu celebrates 45th anniversary

From Press Reports

SuperValu’s 45th anniversary sale was a tremendous success.
“Celebrating 45 years in the grocery business is only possible because of support from the communities and our much-loved customers. That same support is also what made our 45th … Read more

Summer feeding program underway

By LueZarah Robinson
The We Care Committee

The We Care Committee will be operating the summer nutrition feeding program for children this summer.
This program is to feed the children of the surrounding communities with meals for the summer. The … Read more

911 calls

May 26

7:30 a.m., disturbance, Draine Road; Webster SO responds.
2:29 p.m., vehicle fire, … Read more

Board accepts HOME bids

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

Construction on new houses for three Webster County homeowners can now begin after supervisors accepted bids on their behalf last week.
The Board of Supervisors opened bids from four housing contractors May 19 for … Read more