Sturgis Library ‘digs into reading’

For the WPT


The library at Sturgis was “Digging into Reading” on June 27 by studying a unit on worms, which was presented by Dottie Dewberry of Maben. Dewberry is a veteran teacher of 37 years; she taught junior … Read more

Medicaid bills continue vital services

By Rep. Joey Hood

District 35


On June 24, Gov. Phil Bryant called a special session of the Legislature for June 27. This was the second extraordinary special session called by Gov. Bryant in 2013.

This special session was … Read more

Time Capsules

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago:

July 14, 1938

Montevista News:

Mr. J.H. Pepper spent last weekend with his daughter, Mrs. Iva Low at Tunica.

Mr. Hugh Tabb McDade of Doddsville visited his grandparents, Mr. and … Read more

Overcast at Maben Farmers’ Market

By Jane Collins, Manager

Maben Farmers’ Market


The weather looked threatening as the Maben Farmers’ Market opened at 7 a.m. Saturday, and although the clouds moved in, the rain held off and then completely went away by afternoon. Both … Read more

Anne Buys vying for MAOTeen title

From Press Reports


Anne Elizabeth Buys, 17, of Vicksburg, will be among 52 of the country’s most talented, bright and beautiful young women, ages 13 to 17, in Orlando, Fla., to compete in the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen competition, … Read more

VBS youth visit Golden LivingCenter

From Press Reports


Golden LivingCenter-Eupora was provided an exceptional Vacation Bible School program sponsored by Mount Union Baptist Church.

Approximately 40 youths from the surrounding area participated in the summer Bible school extravaganza this year. The group came to … Read more

Local student competing at NHSFR

From Press Reports


Laura Beth Kolb, an 11th-grade student at East Webster High School, has earned a position on the Mississippi State National High School rodeo team.

She will be traveling with fellow teammates to Rock Springs, Wyo., Sunday-July … Read more

Collision is tragic accident

By Daniel Brunty

The Webster Progress-Times


More information has been released in regards to the two-car accident that caused a fatality on Clarkson Road in the White Hill community on July 1.

The accident occurred around 6:20 p.m. near … Read more

E911 calls

July 1

4:46 a.m., Choctaw County needing coroner; SO13 responds.

Welfare concern, Ray Road; Webster SO responds.

Medical, East Walnut Avenue; EMS responds.

Medical, Waterworks Road; EMS, Eupora FD respond.

5:04 p.m., medical, East Walnut Avenue; EMS responds.

6:18 p.m., … Read more