News

Longtime Noxapater catering lady dies

The late Leola Mason at a recent Maben Farmers’ Market

By Terry Harpole

For the WPT

 

On July 27, people waiting at the Maben Farmers’ Market were met with some bad news. One of the vendors for the market, who had long ago made many friends in the area, … Read more

Church news

Walthall Baptist

Walthall Baptist Church, 6775 MS Hwy. 9, is having a rummage sale from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 3.

Many good items will be available, as will carryout grilled hamburger plates ($6) and hotdog plates ($4). All proceeds will … Read more

Verbena: A hot plant for a hot place

By Lelia Kelly and David Nagel

Extension Horticulture Specialists

Distributed by Lisa Stewart, Webster County Director

 

Need a good plant for those hot, dry, sunny places? How about verbena?

Pink, red, and white-flowering selections are common, but those aren’t … Read more

Products from 6 farms at market

By Jane Collins, Manager

Maben Farmers’ Market

 

For the first time this market season we had six vendors who brought fresh farm produce to sell.

Shane Davis was at the Maben Farmers’ Market for the second Saturday with peaches, … Read more

Time Capsules

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago:

Aug. 4, 1938

Hurricane Creek News:

Miss D’Nell Burgess and brother are visiting relatives in Eupora and Stewart.

Mrs. Willie Lou Jackson and son accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Dolph Foust … Read more

Board hears estimated costs for courthouse rebuild

­By Daniel Brunty

The Webster Progress-Times

 

An engineer and an architect presented a structural evaluation of the Webster County Courthouse and related construction cost estimates to the Board of Supervisors on July 24.

Structural engineer Mark Watson of Shannon … Read more

County unemployment rate up

From Staff Reports

 

The unemployment rate in Webster County was 13.5 percent in June, up six-tenths of a percentage point.

The unemployment rate was 12.9 percent in May. June’s jobless rate also remained above the 13.2 percent recorded last … Read more

Tombigbee Public Health District to close August 16

From press reports

 

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) advises the public

that the following county health departments and Women, Infants and Children (WIC) distribution centers will be closed Friday, August 16, 2013.

Calhoun, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Clay, Lowndes, … Read more

Counties unify for economic development

Webster, Choctaw and Montgomery County officials on Wednesday were scheduled to sign a resolution establishing the Regional Economic Partnership of Mississippi.

Members of the boards of supervisors from the three counties were to sign the resolution at the North Central … Read more

Hood addresses long-term care options

From Staff Reports

 

Eupora Rotarians learned about North Mississippi Medical Center-Eupora’s Long Term Care Unit at their July 23 meeting.

Located inside the hospital, the 35-bed facility has all-private rooms, according to guest speaker Amy Hood, director of social … Read more