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Local addresses forum on education initiatives

By Anne Preus The Bolivar Commercial CLEVELAND — Approximately 125 people turned out Thursday at the Bologna Performing Arts Center to hear the pros and cons on the education initiatives, which will appear on the ballot in the November general election.…

MDWFP offering local dove hunting opportunity

From Press Reports As part of its Private Lands Dove Field Program, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks has prepared a dove field in Webster County and is offering a limited number of hunting permits for purchase. The…

Fun at the beach

Fun at the beach with Pete the cat was the theme at Webster County Public Library on Aug. 26. After the children sang and danced to “Five Little Monkeys”

Big first half leads East Webster past Noxapater, 42-8

By Austin Bishop Webster Progress Times Head coach Doug Wilson entered last Friday’s game with Noxapater hoping his East Webster Wolverines would be tested a little more than they were in their-season opening win over Vardaman. Although the result —…

MSU Bulldogs eclipse 50K mark in season ticket sales

From school reports STARKVILLE – For the first time in program history, Mississippi State football has eclipsed the 50,000-mark in season ticket sales, the MSU Athletic Ticket Office announced last week. As of Tuesday afternoon, 50,311 2015 season tickets have…

Supervisors approve county budget

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Supervisors have approved Webster County’s budget for the new fiscal year that begins Oct. 1. They did so Friday following a public hearing during which board attorney Buchanan Meek Jr. gave an overview of…

Pack food safety with tailgate party fun and socializing

Submitted by MSU Extension Now that football season is starting up across the country, tailgaters are firing up their grills and breaking out their hamburgers, hot dogs and polish sausages. But a lot of hungry fans could be headed for…

Jesus died that we might live an abundant life

By Bro. J.B .Rowe Why did Jesus die? We can answer this question in a nutshell with a few words of scripture and leave it there, such as, “Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bring forth a son,” — “And…

MSU disaster response evolves after Katrina

By Susan Collins-Smith MSU Ag Communications In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Mississippi State University leaders realized the importance of instituting a standardized response system to assist with all types of catastrophes that might strike the state. Six months after…

Time Capsules – 09/02/15

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files 75 Years Ago: Sept. 5, 1940 1st Cotton Sold Tuesday The first bale of cotton to be ginned here for the 1940 season was sold to the highest bidder on the streets of…