Category: News

Supervisors approve county budget

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

Supervisors have approved Webster County’s budget for the new fiscal year that begins Oct. 1.

They did so Friday following a public hearing during which board attorney Buchanan Meek Jr. gave an overview of … Read more

Pack food safety with tailgate party fun and socializing

Submitted by
MSU Extension

Now that football season is starting up across the country, tailgaters are firing up their grills and breaking out their hamburgers, hot dogs and polish sausages. But a lot of hungry fans could be headed for … Read more

Jesus died that we might live an abundant life

By Bro. J.B .Rowe

Why did Jesus die? We can answer this question in a nutshell with a few words of scripture and leave it there, such as, “Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bring forth a son,” — “And … Read more

MSU disaster response evolves after Katrina

By Susan Collins-Smith
MSU Ag Communications

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Mississippi State University leaders realized the importance of instituting a standardized response system to assist with all types of catastrophes that might strike the state.

Six months after … Read more

Time Capsules – 09/02/15

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago: Sept. 5, 1940

1st Cotton Sold Tuesday
The first bale of cotton to be ginned here for the 1940 season was sold to the highest bidder on the streets of … Read more

Area resident earns degree from WGU

Wade Henson of Kilmichael has received his bachelor of science in nursing from Western Governors University.

The university held its 29th semiannual commencement ceremony in Salt Lake City on Aug.15 and celebrated the graduation of more than 8,500 graduates. In … Read more

Holmes drops tough loss to homestanding Hinds

From school reports

RAYMOND — After getting in a hole here Thursday night against the Hinds Eagles, the Holmes Community College Bulldogs battled back and took a lead in the fourth quarter but couldn’t hang on as Hinds scored late … Read more

Letters to the editor – 09/02/15

Need real Americans in Congress

As recent guest speaker at Rotary Club, I noticed that Sen. Cochran’s
chief of propaganda, (Chief of Staff Keith) Heard, bragged about the senator wanting to work toward creating jobs in Mississippi.… Read more

Shape-up spending

Submitted by MSU Extension

How is your financial health?  This is a good time to do an annual checkup to assess financial fitness and get your finances in shape.  What you don’t know CAN hurt you! Hidden financial problems usually … Read more

Two-time NJCAA defending champs handily win season opener

By Austin Bishop
Webster Progress Times

SCOOBA ‚Äî East Mississippi Community College’s ohn Franklin could hardly believe his eyes.
The sophomore transfer quarterback from Florida State just looked up at the scoreboard and shook his head in disbelief. “Sixty-nine points … Read more