By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times
Webster County’s unemployment rate increased nine-tenths of a percentage point to 8.4 percent in June, according to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.
The revised jobless rate for May was 7.5 percent, while unemployment … Read more
Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files
75 Years Ago: Aug. 8, 1940
Webster County Boy Grooms Famous Cow for Hollywood
When Elsie the famous Borden cow was signed to appear in a starring role in the RKO production of … Read more
By Jane Collins
Maben Farmers’ Market
The cool weather was a pleasant surprise Friday morning at the Maben Market.… Read more
From Press & Staff Reports
A par of arrests made Thursday ended a two-week rash of thefts in the county, authorities said.
The thefts occurred at Hebron Baptist Church on Hebron Church Road, a residence on Clarkson Road and homes … Read more
Eupora and East Webster high schools conducted band camps the past two weeks. At Eupora High below), where these band members were practicing Thursday, camp for percussion and rookies was the first week while full band camp was … Read more
From Press Reports
Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley will hold a “Town Hall” meeting in Eupora on Aug. 13.… Read more
Mary Hendrix and Gwenn Rico are the proud owners of Tux, Taps, Tiaras, Etc. of Eupora, which held a ribbon cutting and open house on July 31. … Read more
From Press Reports
Seventeen teachers from 11 counties across the state attended the Mississippi Department of Archives and History’s inaugural Summer Teachers School in June.
They included Lavelle McAlpin, social studies teacher at East Webster High School.
The weeklong workshop … Read more
Heavenly Journey, Southern Image, the Cuomo Sisters and Joyful Noise Quartet will perform at 6 p.m. Aug. 8 at the Gore Springs Community Center. Admission is $5.
Downtown Eupora’s ‘Bike’ Rally
The Eupora Merchants Association will sponsor Downtown … Read more
From special reports
The NJCAA presented former Holmes baseball player Chad McNeil with a wooden bat signifying his 2015 NJCAA Baseball Marucci Elite Hitter Award.… Read more