Mary Alice Black

May 14, 2013

Services for Mary Alice Black, 79, were May 17, 2013, at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman. Burial was in Mt. Nebo Cemetery near Ackerman.

She was born Feb. 20, 1934, in Payne. Mrs. Black … Read more

Holmes cancels summer classes at Wood

From Press Reports


Holmes Community College will not be offering summer classes at Wood Institute this summer, according to Grenada Center Vice President Dr. Jim Haffey.

Plans were for English Composition I, Intermediate Algebra and College Algebra to begin … Read more

Mathiston MayFest draws large crowd

By Terry Harpole

For the WPT


A large crowd came out and enjoyed all the activities at the city park in Mathiston on Saturday. That day was the annual Day in the Park, known as MayFest this year.

This … Read more

City sales tax revenue down

Eupora’s sales tax revenue for March was down from the same month last year while Mathiston’s was up, new reports show.

The city received a transfer of $34,792 from the Mississippi Department of Revenue. That’s down 2.7 percent from the … Read more

County applying for Homeland Security grant

By Russell Hood

The Webster Progress-Times


Webster County will seek a grant that would provide a new vehicle for the Sheriff’s Department and radios capable of communicating statewide in emergency situations.

On Monday, the Board of Supervisors authorized Emergency … Read more


Billy ‘B.R.’ Forbes

April 28, 2013

Services for Billy “B.R.” Forbes, 74, of Stewart were May 1, 2013, at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora. Burial was in Greensboro Cemetery.

Mr. Forbes was a member of Union Baptist Church, and … Read more

Church welcoming youth minister, fiancée

From Church Reports


The end of May and the first of June will bring big changes for Kevin Barnette, the newly appointed youth minister at First Baptist Church of Eupora.

He will graduate from Boyce College in Louisville, Ky.; … Read more

Webster School Board accepts timber bids

From Staff Reports


Webster County School District board members accepted 16th Section timber bids last week.

Bids were taken on three tracts of timber on May 6. Superintendent Jack Treloar, according to the minutes, recommended the board accept two … Read more

Maben Farmers’ Market opens this Saturday

By Jane Collins, Manager

Maben Farmers’ Market


Saturday, May 18, is opening day for the Maben Farmers’ Market on the lot next to the Maben Post Office.

We will be in operation every Saturday through October. Vendors are welcome … Read more