News

County jobless rate dips slightly

From Staff, Press Reports

 

The unemployment rate in Webster County was down slightly in April, dipping by seven-tenths of a percentage point to 11.6 percent.

However, the jobless rate remained above the 10.4 percent recorded last year at this … Read more

Municipal general elections next week

By Russell Hood

The Webster Progress-Times

 

Voters in Eupora and other local municipalities go the polls next week to elect officials for the next four years.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, … Read more

JuneFest in Choctaw County this weekend

By Staff and Press Reports

 

Events for the

entire family

 

Choctaw County’s JuneFest 2013 will held Saturday, June 1 in downtown Ackerman.

JuneFest will feature a full day of fun activities and events for the entire family.

Activities … Read more

East Webster tennis all smiles after state play

By Austin Bishop

The Webster Progress-Times

 

Pam Champion couldn’t help but smile as she watched the MHSAA Calls 2A State Tennis Tournament come to a close last week.

When all was said and done the East Webster tennis coach … Read more

EHS welcomes new coach to Eagle family

From combined reports

 

Danya Turner was named as Eupora High School’s new varsity basket coach last Thursday.

Turner comes to EHS from Kemper County High School where he was head football coach for one season. Turner previously coached basketball … Read more

Obituaries

Mary Alice Black

May 14, 2013

Services for Mary Alice Black, 79, were May 17, 2013, at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman. Burial was in Mt. Nebo Cemetery near Ackerman.

She was born Feb. 20, 1934, in Payne. Mrs. Black … Read more

Holmes cancels summer classes at Wood

From Press Reports

 

Holmes Community College will not be offering summer classes at Wood Institute this summer, according to Grenada Center Vice President Dr. Jim Haffey.

Plans were for English Composition I, Intermediate Algebra and College Algebra to begin … Read more

Mathiston MayFest draws large crowd

By Terry Harpole

For the WPT

 

A large crowd came out and enjoyed all the activities at the city park in Mathiston on Saturday. That day was the annual Day in the Park, known as MayFest this year.

This … Read more

City sales tax revenue down

Eupora’s sales tax revenue for March was down from the same month last year while Mathiston’s was up, new reports show.

The city received a transfer of $34,792 from the Mississippi Department of Revenue. That’s down 2.7 percent from the … Read more