Category: News

High-speed chase ends in wreck

The car involved in last week’s high-speed chase through Mathiston and Maben shows the damage received after the juvenile driver crashed into a tree. He was not injured and no injuries were expected for two occupants taken to OCH for evaluation, according to the sheriff’s office.

By Russell Hood
Webster Progress-Times

A high-speed chase involving a car driven by a juvenile ended when he crashed into a tree in Maben, according to local authorities.

The Webster County Sheriff’s Department and Mathiston Police Department gave this account … Read more

Officials warn of home burglary scams

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

Authorities are warning area residents of a scam involving a crew of people attempting to enter homes and burglarize them.

Two such incidents occurred last week in Eupora, according to Police Chief Gregg Hunter, … Read more

Maben football field fixtures relocated

The Hubert B. Scrivener Press Box

By Terry Harpole

MABEN — Winona water and street departments crews were busy July 29 pulling up light poles, the home-side bleachers and the press box from L.M. Hamberlin Field at the now-closed West Oktibbeha County High School.

The crews … Read more

Rotary hosts state Film Office director

Emling and Kolb

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

The staff of the Mississippi Film Office never rests because the film industry is always changing, according to its director, Ward Emling.

“It’s a growth industry,” he told Eupora Rotary Club on July 28. … Read more

BB’s Monograms


BB’s Monograms of Eupora held a ribbon cutting and open house July 31. The new business is located at 2745 W. Roane Ave. and the phone number is 258-7045. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-1 … Read more

Scholarship recipient addresses Maben Lions Club

Vice President Dow Carder of the Maben Lions Club with Colby Williamson, scholarship recipient

By Jane Collins, Secretary
Maben Lions Club

Colby Williamson, son of Coach and Mrs. Ken Williamson of Cumberland, was the guest of Maben Lions Club for its meeting on July 28.

He had received a $500 student scholarship to attend … Read more

County’s unemployment rate 8.4 percent


By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

Webster County’s unemployment rate increased nine-tenths of a percentage point to 8.4 percent in June, according to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.

The revised jobless rate for May was 7.5 percent, while unemployment … Read more

Time Capsules – 08/05/15

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago: Aug. 8, 1940

Webster County Boy Grooms Famous Cow for Hollywood
When Elsie the famous Borden cow was signed to appear in a starring role in the RKO production of … Read more

Cool day at Maben Farmers’ Market

 William Shaw sells fresh peaches, okra, squash, tomatoes and sleeves of shelled purple hull peas.

By Jane Collins
Maben Farmers’ Market

The cool weather was a pleasant surprise Friday morning at the Maben Market.… Read more

2 charged in rash of burglaries


From Press & Staff Reports

A par of arrests made Thursday ended a two-week rash of thefts in the county, authorities said.

The thefts occurred at Hebron Baptist Church on Hebron Church Road, a residence on Clarkson Road and homes … Read more