Category: News

Man killed in single-car accident

A Walthall Fire Department crew works with extrication equipment to remove the victim of last week’s one-car accident on Highway 9 near Dorroh Road. Jack Dee Sims of Calhoun City died at the scene when his car hit a culvert and flipped.

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

A 58-year-old Calhoun City man was killed in a one-car wreck last week north of Bellefontaine near the Webster/Calhoun County line.

Jack Dee Sims was driving a white 2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo southbound on … Read more

CMI oversight of Head Start halted

By Amanda Sexton Ferguson and Tish Butts
The Winona Times

WINONA – Head Start and Early Head Start classes in Montgomery, Attala, Carroll, Choctaw, Holmes and Webster counties were temporarily suspended after the federal Office of Head Start suspended Central … Read more

District PARCC scores exceed state averages

From Press and Staff Reports

The Mississippi Department of Education on Nov. 5 released high school results from the first assessments that measured Mississippi’s students’ progress toward the academic goals laid out in the Mississippi College and Career Ready Standards, … Read more

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Engineers give water analysis report to city

Calvert-Spradling Engineers presented a water analysis report to the Eupora Board of Aldermen last week..

Stanley Spradling and Katie Reams of Calvert-Spradling presented the report on recommended water system improvements during a special-called … Read more

Mullberry Festival draws large crowd despite rain


Mathiston Civic League members Janie Carroll and Pattie Christopher at the registration table

By Terry Harpole

MATHISTON — On Oct. 31, which began as a slow rain and then turned into a heavy downpour, the spirits of many people never got low at the Mulberry Festival.

This festival is a project of the … Read more

Maben trick-or-treating


Children had lots of fun trick-or-treating on Main Street Maben on Oct. 30. … Read more

Lake outing

Residents from Golden Living Center-Eupora … Read more

Mantee Depot renovation underway

Renovation of the Mantee Depot is underway.

For the WPT

It’s resurrection day in Mantee! Sept. 9 was the first day of the renovation of Mantee’s railroad depot.
In 1904 the Mobile Jackson, referred to as MJ and Kansas City Railroad, was built through the community. According … Read more

Funeral home welcomes new staff at Wise Reed

Elton Dorroh, Willie Reed and Bill Reed

Submitted by Wise Reed Funeral Home

Wise Reed Funeral Home is proud to welcome Elton and Diane Dorroh to its staff. Each of them provides a warm, friendly smile during times of need.… Read more