Category: News

Constable, House races in runoffs

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

Voters in nine Webster County precincts will return to the polls Tuesday with two races on the ballot in the Democratic and Republican primaries.

Democratic voters will choose between Jeremy Kilgore and David P. … Read more

Presley addresses rural broadband access

Presley addresses those attending the town hall meeting at the Eupora Community Center.

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley heard concerns about the lack of good wireless coverage and broadband service in rural areas at a public meeting in Eupora last week.

Holding his 145th town … Read more

School Board approves tax levy request

From Staff Reports

The Webster County School District board has approved its property tax levy request for local support of the district’s new budget.

The board did so Aug. 3 upon the recommendation of Superintendent of Education Jack Treloar, according … Read more

Library luau


Children returned to storytime at Webster County Public Library on Aug. 12 after a summer break. Ms. Pat, dressed in Hawaiian attire, welcomed the excited children to a luau. … Read more

MSU football focuses on two-a-day practices


Mississippi State football completed its second two-a-day practices of preseason camp on Monday at “The Farm” off campus.

A heat index soaring near and at times above 100 degrees greeted the squad at both practices, but head coach Dan … Read more

Bank of Kilmichael bucking trend

Four generations of the same family have operated the Bank of Kilmichael. From left are Rodney K. Mortimer, chairman; Bertram S. “Buddy” Mortimer, president and CEO; and Rodney’s son, Kent Mortimer, senior vice president. The painting in this photo is Lagrone Mortimer, Buddy and Rodney’s father and Kent’s grandfather.

By Becky Gillette
Mississippi Business Journal

Small banks are somewhat of an endangered species in the United States in an era of mergers and acquisitions. That trend is particularly of concern in small rural areas where a bank closing can … Read more

Lady Wolverines open defenses of championship with two wins

Curtlyn Blake safe at home for the Wolverines.

By Austin Bishop
Webster Progress Times

The Lady Wolverines of East Webster High School began defense of their MHSAA Class 2A State Slow-Pitch Softball title in impressive fashion on Saturday, rolling past Grenada 10-0 and New Hope 17-5 in the … Read more