Time Capsules

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago:
Aug. 31, 1939
1st Cotton Came Aug. 23
On Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 23, two bales of cotton were ginned in the county, one… Read more

Jumping trapjaw ant found in Mississippi


By Bonnie Coblentz
MSU Ag Communications

A large, jumping ant has reached large enough numbers that its slow invasion of the Mississippi Gulf Coast is starting to be noticed.
Odontomachus haematodus — native to South America and commonly known as … Read more

Choctaw board discusses combining 911

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

Supervisors have taken no action in Webster or Choctaw counties about the possibility of combining the two counties’ E-911 offices.
The Choctaw Plaindealer reported Aug. 20 that the Choctaw County Board of … Read more

E-911 calls

Aug. 18
9:29 a.m., complaint, Hwy. 82; Webster SO responds.
12:14 p.m., tree down, Hwy. 403; Mathiston PD, city maintenance respond.… Read more


Lois Burchfield
Aug. 22, 2014
Services for Lois Burchfield, 80, of Guntown were Aug. 25, 2014, at Waters Funeral Home Chapel in Baldwyn with the Rev. Marvin Robbins officiating, and the Revs. James Hall and… Read more

Hold onto God’s unchanging hand to break free

By Pastor Bobby McMullen
2nd Chance Ministry

“There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.
“For the law of the Spirit of … Read more