Category: News

County’s unemployment rate at 6.8 percent

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Webster County’s unemployment rate decreased 1.4 percentage points to 6.8 percent in August, according to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security. The revised jobless rate for July was 8.2 percent, while unemployment was at…

Tops in history

Eupora High School is proud of Katy Myers, daughter of Robert Myers and Andrea Myers, for making a perfect score on the spring U.S.

Lions promote White Cane Safety Day

From Club Reports Jim Bush of the Mid-South Lions Sight Committee and Lions District Gov. Jimmy Jackson encouraged Eupora Lions on Sept. 21 to support International White Cane Safety Day Oct. 15.

Active shooter drill held at EWHS

From Staff Reports An emergency preparedness drill/mock active shooter exercise was conducted on the East Webster High School campus on Sept. 15. The scenario involved two shooters who came to the school retaliating because a student had been bullied. The…

125th Anniversary

GWEN SISSON Alana Hunter and Kylie Richardson look at some of the historic photos from 125 years of ministry at First Baptist Church of Eupora.

EES Homecoming

Eupora Elementary School celebrates Homecoming Week, which was Sept. 14-18.

East Webster Wolverines head into region play with 6-0 mark

By Austin Bishop Webster Progress TImes The Wolverines of East Webster High School have been preparing for this coming Friday night since early summer. “We have put in a lot of hard work and the guys have come out here…

EMCC Homecoming Maid

Brittany Bell of Mathiston was among East Mississippi Community College’s 2015 homecoming maids. The sophomore, daughter of Randal and Kristy Bell, is a member of the EMCC cheerleading squad. After graduating,

‘Tacky the Penguin’

Children were laughing and giggling as they arrived at Webster County Public Library on Sept. 23. Before storytime, they checked out books, played with puzzles and visited with friends.