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Courthouse demolition bids advertised Bids are being taken for demolition of the Webster County Courthouse, which burned nearly three years ago in Walthall. The now-100-year-old building burned Jan. 17, 2013. Following final settlement of insurance claims last month, the Board…

911 Calls

Dec. 7 12:04 p.m., horse in road, Hwy. 403; Mathiston PD responds. 2:58 p.m., B&E, Wright Road; Webster SO responds. 3:07 p.m., medical, Hwy. 82; Eupora PD, Eupora EMRs respond. 4:21 p.m., medical, South Dunn; Webster EMS, Eupora FD respond.…

Morgan retiring as circuit judge

From Press & Staff Reports   Circuit Judge Clarence E. “Cem” Morgan III will be honored from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at a retirement reception at the Attala County Courthouse in Kosciusko. Morgan will retire Dec. 31 after serving for 21…

Letter to the editor

Acceptance and tolerance This is a Christmas note of appreciation about how far we have come in our acceptance and tolerance of others. We live in a heartfelt nation of can-do and sharing. We are capable of weathering any storm…

Confederate flag symbolizes struggle to end tyranny

Opinion by Pete Shumpert sculptorpete@bellsouth.net Both the Confederate flag and the American flag have been misused by people who did not believe in their true meaning. Before I am considered unpatriotic, I love freedom more than I love a forced…

Obituaries

Clifton ‘PeeWee’ Borel Dec. 6, 2015 Graveside services with military honors for Clifton “PeeWee” Borel, 83, of Starkville were Dec. 12, 2015, at Moore Cemetery in Brooksville. He was born Nov. 12, 1932, in Louisiana. Mr. Borel was a retired…

Head Start oversight suspended ‘indefinitely’

By Amanda Sexton Ferguson The Winona Times   WINONA – Administrative oversight of Head Start and Early Head Start in six counties, including Webster, by Central Mississippi Inc. has been suspended indefinitely According to a spokesman for the Administration for…

Aldermen discuss heavy trucks on MLK

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times A city resident and an alderman have expressed concerns about road damage and potential dangers from heavy trucks traveling on a section of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. “We’re concerned about the traffic, big…

Tilsatec grand opening a success

By Daniel Brunty The Webster Progress-Times The city of Eupora and Webster County continued their economic expansion with the official grand opening of a new manufacturer and warehouse this past week. There was a feeling of excitement and optimism as…

Full Webster Progress Times Electronic Version 12/09/15

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