MDEQ recycling grants available

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality has announced the availability of $1 million in grants for local governments to create, improve or expand recycling programs. Grants of up to $400,000 will be available to fund regional recycling cooperative projects conducted … Read more

Local jailers earn certification

Contreras sprays Jailer Dakota Gant with OC.

From Staff Reports


Ten jailers with the Webster County Sheriff’s Department completed a Detention Officer Certification Course the week of June 3-7 at the Webster County Career and Technology Center.

Adam Contreras, training coordinator with the Alfa Training Institute, … Read more

Buys crowned Miss Mississippi’s Outstanding Teen

Miss Mississippi’s Outstanding Teen 2013 Anne Elizabeth Buys will represent the state at Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Pageant in Orlando this August.

From Press Reports


Miss Mississippi’s Outstanding Teen Contestants sponsored by the Hattiesburg-based Leaf Foundation fared well at the ninth annual Miss Mississippi’s Outstanding Teen Pageant held June 1 in Vicksburg.

Miss Riverland’s Outstanding Teen Anne Elizabeth Buys of Vicksburg, … Read more

2nd in bass tournament


Dalton Smith, son of Melissa and Alan Smith of Tomnolen, won second place in the State Championship TBF Youth Bass Tournament on June 1 at Columbus Lake. He caught a total of 6 pounds and 12 ounces of fish, missing … Read more


Jimmy Allen Howard

June 14, 2013

A celebration of life for Jimmy Allen Howard, 61, of Ackerman will be at 4 p.m. July 6, 2013, at the Howard residence. Randy Dempsey will officiate.

He was born July 6, 1951, in … Read more

Safety tips presented


Members and guests of the Controllers Generation II 4-H Club listen attentively as Sgt. William Ford of the Maben Police Department and the Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Department, along with Officer Denise Croker, speak and provide handouts on various safety tips. … Read more

Sales tax revenues drop

From Staff Reports


Sales tax revenues in Eupora and Mathiston were down in April from the same month last year, new reports show.

The city of Eupora received a transfer of $32,951 from the Mississippi Department of Revenue. That’s … Read more

Man charged with cyberstalking

Local authorities have arrested a man wanted in Ridgeland on a cyberstalking charge.

Deputy Sheriff Jeff Mann of the Webster County sheriff’s office said the man was picked up in Mathiston a few weeks ago for the Ridgeland Police Department … Read more

Friends of Library host Cole

Cole visits with Kelly Land after the meeting.

From Press Reports


Members of the Friends of the Webster County Library met for their monthly meeting June 10.

Bobby Cole of West Point shared his two books, ”The Dummy Line” and “Moon Underfoot” with the audience.

After discussing … Read more

East Webster among tops in state in all-sports rankings

By Austin Bishop

The Webster Progress-Times


East Webster ranked among the best in MHSAA Class 2A in the Jackson Clarion-Ledger’s all-sports awards rankings that were released Sunday.

The Wolverines totaled 155.0 points to finish fourth in 2A. Madison St. … Read more