Category: News

Blossom end rot, buckeye rot affecting tomatoes

By David Nagel and Lelia Kelly
Extension Horticulture Specialists
Distributed by Lisa Stewart, Webster County Director

A couple of problems have been occurring with tomato fruit.

One is an area of smoky or tangled-thread looking black areas on the side … Read more

More 3rd-graders pass reading test

From Press & Staff Reports
Cumulative school- and district-level passing rates for the Third-Grade Reading Summative Assessment are now available to the public.

Statewide, nearly 91 percent of third-graders have achieved a passing score on the Third-Grade Reading Summative Assessment, … Read more

Reluctance to see doctor among key men’s health issues

From Dustin Barnes

JACKSON, Miss. – Men have higher morbidity rates in almost every one of the leading causes of death in the United States, a factor leading to a renewed focus on men’s health issues.

Since 1994, June … Read more

Jail Docket – 06/17/15

June 9
Christopher Gaston, DOB 04-14-86, BM; SO7: possession of marijuana with intent to sell.
June 11
Cody B. Clark, DOB 09-22-81, BM; SO7: MDOC hold: domestic violence.
Anthony Shurden, DOB 06-11-96, WM; walk-in: hold for evaluation (released June 13 … Read more

Live long: become tobacco-free

From Press Reports

May 31 was World No Tobacco Day — a day to support those who have made the choice to live tobacco-free.
Everyone needs support and a cheerleader who will continue to push them toward success. The Tobacco-Free … Read more

Correction – 06/17/15

The Webster County Board of Supervisors voted in April to allow and direct the Justice Court clerk to issue summonses in the Justice Court case of State vs. William “Bill” Baker Jr. (Bill Baker), and to hold a trial in … Read more

Calendar of Events – 06/17/15

Political rally at Walthall FD
The Walthall Fire Department will host a political rally from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. June 20.

In addition to candidate speeches, the rally will feature musical entertainment from Long Time Coming. Barbecue sandwiches, hamburgers and hotdogs … Read more

June Circuit Court term underway

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

The June term of Webster County Circuit is underway in Ackerman with Circuit Judge Joey Loper presiding. A new grand jury was empaneled Monday at the Choctaw County Courthouse.

Defendants on the docket during … Read more

More of mama’s childhood memories

By Viola Dew Brannon

We moved into a small town when I was 9 so I could attend school. My parents would not let me walk the seven miles from our farm to the nearest school.

It took me three … Read more

‘Lunch Brunch’ meets Thursday

Don’t forget the monthly “Lunch Bunch” meets at 11:45 a.m. Thursday at FUMC-Eupora.

Bring picnic-type food (sandwiches, potato salad) and we’ll have an indoor picnic in the fellowship hall. Anticipate a special guest for our program.… Read more