Unemployment lowest in 4 years for county

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times

Webster County’s unemployment rate in November was the lowest seen in four years and was below 10 percent for the first time in that period.

November’s jobless rate of 9.7 percent was the lowest … Read more

Education Notes

Signup nears for Holmes classes in Mathiston Holmes Community College is expanding its course offerings with five classes on the Wood Institute campus in Mathiston for spring 2013.

Registration will be held in the 911 building on Jan. 8 at … Read more

Club announces Lighting Contest winners

For the WPT

The Maben Home and Garden Club annual Lighting Contest winners were chosen Dec. 17.

In the Overall Residential, Margaret Shuffield was first-place winner. Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Halford placed second, and Mr. and Mrs. Danny Paul McMullen … Read more

Calendar of Events

‘Pancakes with Disney’ Jan. 12 Relay for Life teams at First Baptist Church of Eupora and Walthall Baptist Church are hosting “Pancakes with Disney” at First Baptist Church Family Life Center from 9-11 a.m. Jan. 12.

For a donation of … Read more

Garden Club learns decorating tips

For the WPT

MABEN — The end of 2012 was celebrated by the Maben Home and Garden Club at the Maben Methodist Church on Dec. 11 at noon.

The hostesses impressed the group with gaily decorated tables all dressed in … Read more

Mantee holds Christmas parade

From Staff Reports

The Mantee Christmas Parade was Dec. 15, followed by a chili supper fundraiser at the fire station.

Hazel Forrester served as the parade’s grand marshal. Hazel and the late Howard Forrester lived in Mantee many years; they … Read more

Story Hour includes surprise

For the WPT

MABEN — Fun times at the Maben Public Library on Dec. 21! We had a surprise visit from SANTA!

The children all listened attentively as he read “The Night Before Christmas.” He then passed out candy canes, … Read more

Hospital promotes seat belt safety

From Press Reports

One out of every five drivers will be involved in a traffic crash this year. Approximately 35,000 people die in motor vehicle crashes each year. About 50 percent (17,000) of these people could be saved if they … Read more

Santa comes to WOCHS bearing gifts

By Dottie Dewberry For the WPT

MABEN — The 142 students of West Oktibbeha County High School received a surprise visit from Santa by way of First Baptist Church of Maben on Dec. 17.

Students, who were enjoying lunch, were … Read more