Category: News

County’s unemployment rate 8.4 percent

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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

Time Capsules – 08/05/15

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

Cool day at Maben Farmers’ Market

PHOTOS BY JANE COLLINS
 William Shaw sells fresh peaches, okra, squash, tomatoes and sleeves of shelled purple hull peas.

By Jane Collins
Maben Farmers’ Market

The cool weather was a pleasant surprise Friday morning at the Maben Market.… Read more

2 charged in rash of burglaries

Martin

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

Band camps

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RUSSELL HOOD/STAFF

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

Presley plans ‘Town Hall’ meeting

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From Press Reports

Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley will hold a “Town Hall” meeting in Eupora on Aug. 13.… Read more

Tux, Taps, Tiaras, Etc.

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CHARLOTTE NEWMAN/STAFF
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

Local teacher attends MDAH workshop

McAlpin

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

Calendar of Events – 08/05/15

Gospel singing
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

Former Holmes star takes hitting honor

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