News

Webster County jobless rate up

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

Webster County’s unemployment rate jumped to 14.8 percent in January,
up 1.5 percentage points from the same month a year ago.

The jobless rate here was 13.3 percent in January 2012 and 12 percent… Read more

Mathiston, Maben mayors unopposed

From Staff Reports

Mathiston and Maben’s mayors will serve for additional terms after
having no challengers for re-election.

Mathiston Mayor Jimmy Carden and Maben Mayor Larry L. Pruitt are both
unopposed in the June 4 general election.

Mathiston has eight … Read more

School Board approved administrators for ‘13,‘14

From Staff Reports

Webster County School District administrators and department heads
have been approved for the 2013-14 school year.

They were approved March 4 upon the recommendation of Superintendent
of Education Jack Treloar, according to the minutes of that meeting… Read more

High winds cause area damage

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

High winds caused damage in the area Monday afternoon, when 50- to 60-
mph gusts were reported in Northeast Mississippi.

The most significant local damage was in Maben, where the top of an
elevated … Read more

Ansell Hawkeye announces layoffs

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

Ansell Hawkeye is laying off 85 workers at its glove plant in Eupora,
which the company said could close permanently if it doesn’t obtain
more contracts.

Mark Lolley, associate director of operations, notified Eupora … Read more

Keady Friends of Library speaker

By Fran Smith, Librarian
Webster County Public Library

Peggy Keady, retired educator and author, of Kosciusko, was the
featured speaker at the Webster County Public Library for Friends of
the Library March 11 meeting.

Keady shared her background and motivation … Read more

Program aids ranchers of ruminant animals

From Press Reports

A new initiative in Mississippi aims to encourage ranchers of
ruminant animals like sheep and goats to make conservation
improvements to their operations.

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is offering financial
and technical assistance through the Small … Read more

Church choirs presenting ‘I Will Rise’

From Church Reports

Begin Holy Week with a special worship experience designed to engage
worshippers in reflecting on the death and resurrection of Christ.

Join the choirs First Baptist Church of Eupora and First United
Methodist Church for “I Will … Read more

Church news

Eupora FUMC
Holy Week
Eupora first United Methodist Church announces these upcoming Holy
Week activities:
• On Palm Sunday, March 24, the children will lead the Procession of
the Palms during the morning service and the Older Children’s
Handbell Choir … Read more

Calendar of Events

NMMC Home Health open house
North Mississippi Medical Center Home Health’s Eupora branch office
will have an open house from 3-6 p.m. March 21. The office is located
at 65 Early Grove Ave.
Come meet the staff and enjoy refreshments, … Read more