Friends of the library


Joe T. Massey of Bruce, guest speaker for the June meeting of Webster County Friends of the Library, visits with Anna Knight. He is author of the novels “Reaching High,” … Read more

Preorder at Maben Farmers’ Market

Fuller sells freshly picked garden vegetables. At right is Gladys Hendrix with beets she has just purchased.

By Ann Woodson, Representative
Maben Farmers’ Market

Friday morning’s Maben Farmers’ Market started out with sunny skies and a light breeze. Vendors started setting up as early as 6:30., while some waited until about 8.

William Shaw brought more vegetables … Read more

Maben Lions learn about Addie McBryde Center

Hadnott and Gordon

By Jane Collins, Secretary
Maben Lions Club

Addie McBryde Rehabilitation Center for the Blind sent two representatives to speak to the Maben Lions Club on May 26.

It is a facility of the Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services and is … Read more

Election Briefs – 06/17/15

One candidate withdraws from sheriff’s race
Five candidates remain in this year’s election for Webster County sheriff after one withdrew from the race last week.

Democratic candidate Adam Contreras officially withdrew Friday, according to the circuit clerk’s office.… Read more

Area teachers attend literacy training

Rana Mitchell [left], assistant superintendent, Carroll County, welcomes area educators attending LETRS training: Kristel Dunn (kindergarten teacher, Carroll County), Robin Chapman (Common Core specialist, North Tippah), Susan Newton (1st-grade teacher, Webster County), Deandra Pittman (1st-grade teacher, Webster County), Lynn Kolb (1st-grade teacher, Webster County), Leslie Frank (interventionist, Webster County), Cala Tabb (librarian, Webster County), Lori Cook (3rd-grade teacher, Webster County), Tiffany Gray (2nd-grade teacher, Webster County), Tracy Kiker (1st-grade teacher, Carroll County), Nikki Whitworth (2nd-grade teacher, Carroll County), Sara Johnson (3rd-grade teacher, Carroll County), Sue McGlothan (3rd-grade teachers, Carroll County), April Gant (Pre-K teacher, Carroll County), Tshombe Townsend (kindergarten teacher, Carroll County), Katina Duren (3rd-grade teacher, Carroll County), Jacqueline McCorkle (2nd-grade teacher, Carroll County), Emily Branch (kindergarten teacher, Carroll County) and Kizzy Edwards (Pre-K teacher, Carroll County).

For the Progress-Times

Teachers from Carroll and Webster County school districts attended Phase One of literacy training provided by Carroll County School District and Mississippi Department of Education June 1-3.

The elementary teachers volunteered three days of their summer vacation … Read more

Maben church has ‘police Sunday’


By Terry Harpole

One of Maben’s newest policemen, Adam Contreras Sr., filled the pulpit at the Maben Church of God of Prophecy on May 24 in absence of its pastor.

Contreras, born in the Mississippi Delta and early converted to … Read more

ALA rewards schools with field days

East Webster Elementary’s “Top SuperKids,” Bryce and Karlee Bigham, with Ellis (center)

From Press Reports

Students at Eupora and East Webster elementary schools were rewarded with fun SuperKids field days this spring by the American Lung Association.

The students were rewarded after Eupora Elementary raised more than $2,700 and East Webster Elementary … Read more

Top dog

Sheriff Tim Mitchell, K9 Deputy Casey Henderson and K9 “Ava” represented our heroes for the second week of summer reading at… Read more

Eupora’s Turner will coach both boys, girls

By Austin Bishop
Webster Progress-Times

Danya Turner won’t be in an unfamiliar position this basketball season when he coaches both the boys and girls basketball teams at Eupora High School.

Turner, who found out he would be adding the girls … Read more

Time Capsules – 06/17/15

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago: June 20, 1940

Bill Mellor Opens Repair Business Here
William R. Mellor, who for over six years was chief mechanic for Sugg Implement Co., has opened a general repair shop … Read more