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Repaving improves highway in Maben

By Terry Harpole For the WPT MABEN — Mississippi 15 has been repaved here thanks to the Mississippi Department of Transportation. MDOT contracted with Lehman-Roberts Asphalt Repaving from Memphis, which then contracted with local area trucking companies to undertake this…

Local author reads book to children

By Dottie Dewberry For the WPT MABEN — The Maben Public Library was honored to have Whitney Yarber White of the New Hope community, the author of “Don’t Swallow the Baby Jesus,” to read to the children for the regular…

School Board honors Brown for service

From Staff Reports The Webster County Board of Education has recognized member Etty P. Brown for her two terms of service . She was honored at her final meeting as District 3’s board member on Dec. 11. Brown did not…

Coalition promotes healthy living

From Press Reports If you are interested in being a part of a great initiative, the Mississippi Tobacco-Free Coalition of Choctaw, Montgomery and Webster Counties wants you! The purpose of the coalition is to reduce smoking prevalence and prevent youth…

Beware of phone scam

From Press Reports Four-County Electric Power Association is urging its members to beware of a telephone scam. Cooperative officials say some 4-County members and non-members are receiving calls from an automated phone system requesting that account balances and collection balances…

Santa Letters

Dear Santa: I have been good this year. To be helpful, I sweep, pick up my toys and wash dishes. I would like a bike and clothes. Love, Kamron Carr Dear Santa: I have been good this year. To be…

Santa Letters

Dear Santa, I have been a really good boy this year. Please bring me a new DS with a bunch of games, a race track and race cars and some bubbles. I will leave you milk and cookies. Love, Connor…

School Board accepts gym bid

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times The Webster County School Board has accepted a bid for construction of a monolithic dome gymnasium at East Webster High School. Superintendent Jack Treloar reported Dec. 4 that four bids were received at the…