News

Do it Best Home Center opening nears

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

Eupora will soon have a new retail hardware store with the expected
opening of Nabors Do it Best Home Center by May 1.

Located at 1515 Veterans Memorial Blvd. (Highway 9 South), the store… Read more

NMMC-Eupora gets new ambulance

From Press Reports

North Mississippi Medical Center-Eupora has purchased a new ambulance
for its fleet. The 2012 Chevrolet ambulance was purchased from
American Emergency Vehicles in North Carolina.

The new unit will replace a 2004 Ford ambulance, which is the … Read more

Blaylock spearheads donation for polio eradication

From Press, Staff Reports

Brad Blaylock, 2013 Mississippi Beta president, spearheaded
fundraising for Rotary International’s polio eradication program at
the state Beta Convention in Tupelo in February.

Through the efforts of Mississippi Beta clubs, students donated $754
to support Rotary … Read more

Senate recognizes Rotary clubs’ contributions

From Press, Staff Reports

The Mississippi State Senate issued a resolution recognizing January
2013 as “Rotary Awareness Month in Mississippi.”

Resolution No. 520 acknowledges the 108-year service history of
Rotary International and its 1.2 million Rotary club members made up… Read more

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