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Pheba Baptist

Pheba Baptist Church will celebrate its 125th anniversary May 18 beginning at 10 a.m. with a fellowship meal provided afterwards. All … Read more

Volunteers help neighbors in time of need

Members of the Webster County Baptist Association Disaster Relief Team take a break from working in Louisville after the April tornadoes.

Making a Difference

By Gwen Sisson
For the WPT
Submitted Photos

Three years ago, disaster relief teams were in Webster County helping to clear debris from a tornado that ripped through the county.
And almost three years to the day, … Read more

County considers land donation offer

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

Webster County leaders are considering an offer of donated land on which to build a new courthouse in the county seat of Walthall.
During Monday’s Board of Supervisors meeting, Randy Rico (District 3) made … Read more

Local man hosts friend on charity ride

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Davidson, Yacoob and Nilssen.

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

WALTHALL — A Londoner who is biking across America made a rest stop here last week to stay with a longtime friend.
Naz Yacoob of London left Los Angeles in February on foot for … Read more

County Extension Service celebrates centennial

Open house this afternoon

From Press Reports

Most centenarians are slowing down and avoiding modern technology, but the Mississippi State University Extension Service is doing neither as it approaches its 100th birthday. Dr. Gary Jackson, director of Extension, recently reflected … Read more

Library hosting ‘Magnolia Mud’ author

Pierce

From Press Reports

Leakesville resident and sitting Mississippi Supreme Court Justice Randy Pierce will speak about and sign copies of his new novel, “Magnolia Mud,” (Dogwood Press, 2014) at the Webster County Public Library at 11:30 a.m. Monday.
Pierce, whose … Read more

Board approves funds transfer

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

The Webster County School Board has approved the transfer of 16th Section interest funds into the Maintenance Fund.
Superintendent of Education Jack Treloar, according to the April 14 meeting minutes, presented a request from … Read more

EFUMC collecting items for tornado victims

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Eupora First United Methodist Church is now collecting items to be sent to the Louisville and Tupelo areas to support the work of recovery from last week’s tornado.

I want to thank everyone for your patience during the search-and-rescue time. … Read more

Maben Farmers’ Market opens May 17

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The Maben Farmers’ Market will open May 17.

This year the market will open each Saturday at 7:30 a.m., a half-hour later than last year, and will close at 10 a.m. The market will feature … Read more

Make Mother’s Day the day you quit

From press reports

Mother’s Day is a day to celebrate moms. It is also a great time for moms to remember the important role they play in influencing the choices their kids make regarding tobacco use. Unfortunately, tobacco use among … Read more