Category: News

East Webster alum Patterson once again honored


From school reports

SCOOBA – For the second time in three weeks to begin the current hoops campaign, East Mississippi Community College freshman Quantesha Patterson has been selected the MACJC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for her two-game efforts … Read more

Conrad completes 100-mile endurance race

At the finish line of the Pinhoti 100-mile endurance race are competitor Mann Conrad; his wife, Mandy; and their children, Piper and Sawyer.

For the WPT

Mann Conrad of Starkville completed the Pinhoti 100-mile endurance race last month.

He is the son of Phillip and Paulette Lewis of Walthall and Terry Conrad of Ripley, Tennessee. He is the son-in-law of Tommy and Donna … Read more

21st Springhill School Reunion held

Attending the Springhill School Reunion are (front row) Russell Tindall, Jamie Hemphill Middleton, Kermit Worthy, Bobbie Jean Middleton Blaylock, Nelda Clark Bryant, LaDell Rogers Weaver, Ruby Carpenter, Donald Woods, Mr. Dean’s [a teacher] daughter, Willie Earl Stoddard, (second row) Brenda Roberts Alford, Edward Baker, Janie Baker Spraberry, Dorothy Clark Campbell, Wayne Baker, Sue Hemphill Raney, Joyce Rogers Crimm, Jonnie Miles Hood, Clare Rogers Hitt, Grace Rogers Parish, Eloise England Riley, Daise Pearl Patterson, Sammie Rogers, (third row) Glen “Hob” Hood, Jerry Tindall, Rachel Dulaney Perry, Jack Hendricks, Jay Hugh Moreland, Richard James, Tomas James, Carl David James, Mattie Marter Middleton, Robert Earl Clanton, (back row) Joy O’Neal Hendricks, Frankie James, Troy England, Travis England, Sterling Doolittle and Charles Moreland.

By Jonnie Miles Hood

The 21st Springhill School Reunion was held in the Springhill School building on Sept. 5.

A large number of former students came and brought a bountiful supply of good food. There was much laughter and fellowship … Read more

SHAPE trip

Second- and third-grade SHAPE students from … Read more

Time Capsules – 12/02/2015

75 Years Ago: Dec. 5, 1940

Taylor Brothers in Selling Event
Taylor Brothers, large Eupora department store, this week is announcing by way of a double-page advertisement in this issue of The Progress a great price-smashing sale of Christmas and … Read more

Ackerman native seeks eighth state championship

By Austin Bishop
Webster Progress Times

Ricky Woods, who has won seven state football championships during his head coaching career including titles at Ackerman High School in 1997 and 2001, says that winning state championships wasn’t his first priority when … Read more

Sports Schedules – 12/02/2015

College Basketball
7 p.m. — Texas Southern at MSU

Prep Soccer
5:30/7 p.m. — Neshoba Central at Louisville
Junior High Basketball… Read more

County’s unemployment rate unchanged

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

Webster County’s unemployment rate remained unchanged at 6.7 percent in October, according to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.

The revised jobless rate for September was also 6.7 percent, while unemployment was at 8.2 … Read more

Jail Docket – 12/02/2015

Nov. 23
Michael Owens, DOB 04-19-83, BM; Webster 5: possession of controlled substance with intent.
Nov. 24
Christopher Halsdorf, DOB 01-09-81, WM; Eupora 7: public drunk and disorderly conduct.… Read more

Vaughan’s Vocabulary – 12/02/2015

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary.

I am reading a book titled “Hamlet: A User’s Guide” by Michael Pennington, who has performed in “Hamlet, Prince of Denmark” numerous times throughout three decades.… Read more