Category: News

Supervisors approve county budget

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Supervisors have approved Webster County’s budget for the new fiscal year that begins Oct. 1. They did so Friday following a public hearing during which board attorney Buchanan Meek Jr. gave an overview of…

Pack food safety with tailgate party fun and socializing

Submitted by MSU Extension Now that football season is starting up across the country, tailgaters are firing up their grills and breaking out their hamburgers, hot dogs and polish sausages. But a lot of hungry fans could be headed for…

Jesus died that we might live an abundant life

By Bro. J.B .Rowe Why did Jesus die? We can answer this question in a nutshell with a few words of scripture and leave it there, such as, “Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bring forth a son,” — “And…

MSU disaster response evolves after Katrina

By Susan Collins-Smith MSU Ag Communications In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Mississippi State University leaders realized the importance of instituting a standardized response system to assist with all types of catastrophes that might strike the state. Six months after…

Time Capsules – 09/02/15

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files 75 Years Ago: Sept. 5, 1940 1st Cotton Sold Tuesday The first bale of cotton to be ginned here for the 1940 season was sold to the highest bidder on the streets of…

Area resident earns degree from WGU

Wade Henson of Kilmichael has received his bachelor of science in nursing from Western Governors University. The university held its 29th semiannual commencement ceremony in Salt Lake City on Aug.15 and celebrated the graduation of more than 8,500 graduates. In addition…

Holmes drops tough loss to homestanding Hinds

From school reports RAYMOND — After getting in a hole here Thursday night against the Hinds Eagles, the Holmes Community College Bulldogs battled back and took a lead in the fourth quarter but couldn’t hang on as Hinds scored late…

Letters to the editor – 09/02/15

Need real Americans in Congress As recent guest speaker at Rotary Club, I noticed that Sen. Cochran’s chief of propaganda, (Chief of Staff Keith) Heard, bragged about the senator wanting to work toward creating jobs in Mississippi.

Shape-up spending

Submitted by MSU Extension How is your financial health?  This is a good time to do an annual checkup to assess financial fitness and get your finances in shape.  What you don’t know CAN hurt you! Hidden financial problems usually…

Two-time NJCAA defending champs handily win season opener

By Austin Bishop Webster Progress Times SCOOBA ‚Äî East Mississippi Community College’s ohn Franklin could hardly believe his eyes. The sophomore transfer quarterback from Florida State just looked up at the scoreboard and shook his head in disbelief. “Sixty-nine points…