News

Business as usual for Maben P.O.

By Dottie Dewberry
For the WPT

MABEN — Concerned citizens in the Maben Postal District met March 19
at the new Maben City Hall with Dana Amos, manager of post office
operations in North Mississippi.

Stephanie White, our postal support … Read more

Time Capsules Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago:
April 14, 1938
Chose Fortner Rotary Leader
C.P. Fortner, cashier of the Bank of Eupora and one of Eupora’s most
prominent young businessmen, was elected president of Eupora Rotary
Club at the regular luncheon Tuesday.

Since the … Read more

EMCC debuts Vaughan’s original play

From Press Reports

MAYHEW – East Mississippi Community College presented the debut
performance of “Interference,” a play by theatre instructor Don
Vaughan, on April 4 at the Lyceum auditorium, Golden Triangle campus.

Dr. Vaughan joined the EMCC faculty full time … Read more

County’s jobless rate drops

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

Webster County’s unemployment rate in February fell to 13.8 percent,
down from January’s revised rate of 14.9 percent.

However, February’s jobless rate was a full percentage point higher
than the 12.8 percent recorded the … Read more

Luminaria bags available for Relay

For the Progress-Times

Celebrate, Remember, Fight Back. This message of the American Cancer
Society echoes around the table of the seven cancer survivors in the
accompanying photo. These special ladies share a background of
surgery, doctors’ visits and treatments; but … Read more

EWHS construction, other projects under way

By Superintendent Jack Treloar
Webster County Schools

Construction at East Webster High School campus in Cumberland is
progressing at a pace that. according to Panola Construction, should
have us ready for school in August.

A Panola Construction Co. representative at … Read more

Sequestration effects parts of Natchez Trace Parkway

By Press Reports

On March 1, 2013, the Natchez Trace Parkway was required to reduce
its annual budget by five percent, in accordance with the
sequestration provision of the Budget Control Act of 2011. The
effects of this federal law … Read more

Tenhets earn ‘Yard of the Month’ honor

By Dottie Dewberry
For the WPT

MABEN — The ancestral home of Johnny and Marjorie Tenhet is the Maben
Home and Garden Club’s choice for Yard of the Month for March.

The club committee chooses yards that display beauty, good… Read more

Raising backyard poultry requires commitment

Because you asked
Lisa Stewart, Extension
County Director
Webster County

I am interested in starting a home flock. What do I need to do?

Maintaining a small flock of poultry can be a rewarding experience
and is an excellent venture … Read more

FCCLA project wins gold medal

From School Reports

FCCLA members Myra Reeves, Subrena Nall and Sarah Mitchell developed
a school bus safety workshop.

They taught all kindergarteners, first-graders in the Webster County
School District and the pre-K children at WebsterCare Learning Center
school bus safety … Read more