Category: News

E-Tearsheets for June 2015

Access the E-Tearsheets for all June 2015 editions of the Webster Progress-Times.… Read more

E-Tearsheets for May 2015

Access the E-Tearsheets for all May 2015 editions of the Webster Progress-Times.… Read more

Local kindergartners make reading gains

From Press and Staff Reports

The results of Mississippi’s first statewide assessment of learning in kindergarten show that the majority of the state’s youngest students have made significant gains this academic year, including those in Webster County.

More than 40,000 … Read more

‘Art in the Park’



Students of Chip Powell display their artwork and crafts during “Art in the Park.” … Read more

Bio of Mathiston’s Clegg nears release

Hugh Clegg

For the Progress-Times

A biography of Mathiston native Hugh Clegg will be released in June, according to the University Press of Mississippi.

The biography, “Troutmouth: The Two Careers of Hugh Clegg,” was written by retired University of Mississippi professor Ronald … Read more

Congressional race runoff upcoming

Kelly and Zinn

From Staff Reports

Polls will be open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday countywide in the runoff to fill the seat of the late Rep. Alan Nunnelee.

The candidates in the June 2 nonpartisan race are Republican Trent Kelly, a district … Read more

Population in Webster County declines

From Staff Reports

Webster County’s population has declined slightly since 2010, according to estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau released this spring.

The county’s population has decreased by 2.7 percent, about 280 people, since the 2010 census. … Read more

“The Starkville Experience”



Program chairman Hays Burchfield welcomes guest speaker Buddy Sanders to the May 5 meeting of the Eupora Rotary Club. Sanders, community development director for the city of Starkville, gave a … Read more

Wooden bike



Mark Greenlee of Eupora shows off his latest creation — a (partially) wooden bicycle. … Read more