Category: News

Gray competing in state DYW program

Webster County’s Distinguished Young Woman Micah Gray is one of six “at-large” contestants in this week’s DYW of Mississippi Program.

By Gwen Sisson

Micah Gray said it is her “prayer to represent Webster County to the best of her ability and, hopefully, have other girls from Webster County become interested in this wonderful scholarship program.”

Gray currently serves as Webster … Read more

Hughes seeks to serve as Webster County Sheriff


My fellow Webster Countians, I Larry Hughes, over the many years and recent months while on the campaign trail seeking your approval for the position of Sheriff of Webster County, have listened to all of your concerns.

I understand your … Read more

Rotary hosts ‘Judicial Bribery’ author

Crockett is welcomed by Rotary program chairman Michael Kolb

From Staff and Press Reports

Jim Crockett gave a presentation about a book he authored on judicial bribery to the Eupora Rotary Club on July 7.

“Power Greed Hubris: Judicial Bribery in Mississippi” is about the Paul Minor and Richard … Read more

Perkins guest speaker at Maben UMC

Harpole Perkins is flanked by his aunt, Donna Perkins, and his grandmother, Ruth Perkins at Maben UMC.

By Terry Harpole

On Sunday morning, in absence of pastor Scarlet Shepperd, Maben United Methodist Church had a guest speaker.

The speaker, Harpole Perkins, is the son of Eddie and Sheryl Perkins of Maben. He was not really a guest, … Read more

Enjoy meal

LTC residents enjoy meal, visit
North Mississippi Medical Center-Eupora Long Term Care residents enjoy a night out eating at Wade’s Place. … Read more

Mathiston 7s finish third in Dizzy Dean State

Mathiston All-Stars placed third in the 2015 Dizzy Dean 7-year-old South
State Tournament in Columbus. Seven teams competed in the tournament, which started July 2 and ended July 4. “We could not be more proud of them,” said a team spokesman. Members are (back row) Coach Brian Stewart; managers Brady Sanders, Jesse McCarter and Corey Stidham; (middle row) Casen Sanders; Prentiss Cork; Jakoby Crowley; Artavious Moye; Zamarrien Jones; Teriyon McNeal; (bottom row) Miles Stidham; Hunter Stewart; Cade Griffin; Gus McCarter and Kross Avent.

By Austin Bishop
Webster Progress Times

Head coach Brian Stewart said he couldn’t be prouder of his Mathiston 7-year-old All-Star team that finished third in the Dizzy Dean State Tournament played at Probst Park in Columbus earlier this month.… Read more

McMinn wants to serve as District 4 Supervisor

McMinn and Family

From staff reports

James “Jim” McMinn is ready and willing to work hard for the citizens of District 4 and all the people of Webster County.

“I know the meaning of hard work,” said McMinn. “I know it will take … Read more

New pastor welcomed

Mathiston Charge welcomed its new pastor, the Rev. Bunyan E. “Jeep” Pepper and his wife, Dorothy, with a “Meet the New Preacher”… Read more

Martin competing in MMHSA pageant

Hannah Grace Martin

From Press Reports

The Miss Mississippi High School America Organization is proud to announce that Hannah Grace Martin is competing for the state title of 2016 Miss Mississippi Junior High in Hattiesburg on Aug. 9. The pageant is held at … Read more

Preparation can calm 1st-time student jitters

First-time students can be anxious about starting school, but parents can use several strategies to relieve their children’s fears of the unknown. (Photo by iStock)

By Susan Collins-Smith
MSU Ag Communications

Starting school is a milestone that can be marked by anxiety for first-time students and parents, but the right preparation can make the transition easier.

Beth Bell, a child and family agent with Mississippi … Read more