Category: News

Rotary honors the Student of the Month

From Club Reports The Eupora Rotary Club recognized Charvez Embry as Rotary Student of the Month at its March 7 luncheon. He chose Lyn Blaylock as Teacher of the Month. Charvez, a senior at Eupora High School, is the son…

Jobless rate increases to 6.5 percent

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Webster County’s unemployment rate increased five-tenths of a percentage point to 6.5 percent in January. The unemployment rate was 6 percent a month earlier and 8.3 percent in January 2016, according to Mississippi Department…

Mathiston announces municipal candidates

From Staff Reports The town of Mathiston has released the list of candidates for the June 6 general election. Mayor Jimmy Carden is unopposed for another four-year term and all aldermen except Harvey Pinnix are seeking re-election: Matthew Carden, Earl…

Firefighters contain apartment fire

From Press & Staff Reports The Eupora Fire Department was dispatched to Eupora LP Apartments located at 2216 W. Roane Ave. in the city limits for a structure fire at 4:11 p.m. March 7. Walthall FD was dispatched for mutual…

Presley holding water rate hearing

From Staff and Press Reports Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley has announced that he will hold a public hearing regarding a request by the city of Eupora to change water service rates in certificated areas in Webster and…

Full Webster Progress Times Electronic Version 03/08/2017

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Maben family physician engages legislators at Capitol

From Press Reports Sue H. Simmons, M.D., of Maben attended the Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians Capitol Day on Feb. 22 at the state Capitol in Jackson. She led family physicians from all over the state in a day of…

Students participate in UNICEF Kid Power

From School Reports The fourth-graders at Eupora Elementary School are participating in UNICEF Kid Power, a program from the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. Each student received an exercise band that tracks their steps and movement. This band does not track…

Life’s lessons: respect the gifts shared with you

By Michael Brannon I had my 72nd birthday March 3. A huge milestone account I can remember thinking I’ll never make 41. Many times during the day I would check my phone or Mac to read the wishes from all…

Mathiston marks openings of 4 new businesses

By Terry Harpole MATHISTON — Many towns have had ribbon cuttings for a new business that opens, but on Feb. 25, the town of Mathiston had not one, and not two or three, but ribbon cuttings for four new businesses.…