Category: News

Webster County Storytime

The Webster County Library was bustling with the sounds of excited children as they arrived for storytime on Dec. 9. After visiting with friends, the children joined in singing “Jingle Bells,” “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “We Wish You a … Read more

‘10 Fat Turkeys’ at Maben storytime

By Librarian Mary Boutwell
Maben Public Library

We read about “10 Fat Turkeys” during storytime at the Maben Public Library on Nov. 20.
These turkeys were fooling around on a fence. We counted down until no turkeys were left. The … Read more

God is the Promise Keeper

From Liberty UMC
Liberty United Methodist Church and the Rev. Rochelle Ashford-Minor greet you again this week.
We have entered the third week of Advent. People all over the world are anticipating Christmas Day. Our pastor is preparing us for … Read more

Lesson learned from death on the farm

By Charlie Saunders

It was in the mid-’50s that this incident happened. All people mentioned are deceased and I can feel free to mention names and places that I can recall here 50 years later.
My brother Bill Gary was … Read more

It’s not too late to feed the birds

By James L. Cummins
Special to The Progress Times

Christmas is fast approaching and many of us are looking forward to visiting with family and friends and eating turkey and dressing (and for the record, my mother makes the best … Read more

Beauty wins

The 2015 Mister and Miss Mathiston pageant was held on November 21 in Bennett Hall on the former Wood College campus. We had a great turnout and got to see all the handsome little guys and a lot of beautiful … Read more

Calendar of Events

Bluegrass, country
and gospel singing
A bluegrass, country and gospel singing will be at 6 p.m. Saturday at Black Hawk Old School featuring the Russell Burton Bluegrass Band and Alan Sibley & the Magnolia Ramblers. Bring a covered dish and … Read more

Give yourself the gift of good health


From Press Reports

This holiday season, give yourself and your loved ones the best gift of all: a healthy you.
When you quit smoking, the health benefits start within 20 minutes of putting down the cigarette, cigar, cigarillo or pipe. … Read more

Jail Docket

Dec. 8
Accordo Willis, DOB 09-13-81, BM; Mathiston 3: suspended DL and speeding 80/65.
Dec. 9
Molly K. Scott, DOB 02-03-90, WF, Mathiston 3: DUI-1st, obstructing traffic and no insurance.
Dwight Holman, DOB 02-09-87, BM; Mississippi Department of Corrections: probation … Read more

EPD report

The Eupora Police Department investigated these charges during November:
Speeding, nine; no driver’s license, one; expired tag, one; no proof of insurance, two; leaving the scene of an accident, one; DUI-1st, one; petit larceny, three (West Gould, bikes; Laundromat, clothes; … Read more