County jobless rate down to 11.9 percent in July

From Staff Reports


Webster County’s unemployment rate decreased to 11.9 percent in July.

The county’s adjusted unemployment rate in June was 13.6 percent. However, July’s jobless rate was up a full percentage point from the same month last year.… Read more

Utilities offer small business incentives

By Russell Hood

The Webster Progress-Times


The Public Service Commission is urging small business owners in Mississippi to take advantage of utility incentives.

Northern District Commissioner Brandon Presley shared information about small business rate incentives Friday in Eupora with … Read more

Supervisors retain appraiser

By Russell Hood

The Webster Progress-Times


The Board of Supervisors has retained a public appraiser on a contingency basis to assist Webster County with its courthouse fire insurance claim.

Supervisors voted unanimously Friday to enter into a contract with … Read more

2 hope organization will encourage people

Robinson, left, donated a kidney to Alexander.

By LaReeca Rucker

The Clarion-Ledger


The hunter spent his spare time chasing deer in Mississippi when he wasn’t chasing fires. Starkville firefighter Rob Robinson, 44, had been stalking bucks in his home state for years, but when he learned … Read more

Fire truck highlight of library storytime

The children check out the fire truck and equipment demonstrated by Hernandez and Love.

By Librarian Fran Smith

Webster County

Public Library


On Aug. 14, Storytime at Webster County Library started back up after summer vacation.

Ms. Bonnie read the book “This is my Town” by Mercer Mayer to 12 children . They … Read more

Collins details building renovation project

By Russell Hood

The Webster Progress-Times


Renovation of a building at “The Junction” in Eupora was a three-year project for Rickey Collins.

The building is on the west side of Veterans Memorial Boulevard/Highway 9 south of Roane Avenue/Highway 182. … Read more

Supervisors discuss concerns about 911 calls

By Daniel Brunty

The Webster Progress-Times


The Webster County Board of Supervisors discussed issues regarding the 911 system in the county during its recessed meeting this past Monday.

The board has been dealing with numerous issues on its plate, … Read more

EPD makes drug arrest

On Monday at approximately 10 p.m., city officers Mitch Jackson and Lawrence Caradine stopped David Patterson on West Clark Avenue.

After an investigation by officers, Patterson, 56, of Eupora was arrested and charged with possession of crack cocaine within 1,500 … Read more

Lady Eagles take win over New Hope in Eupora Classic

By Austin Bishop

The Webster-Progress Times


The Lady Eagles of Eupora High School came close to sweeping both of their games at the Eupora Classic on Saturday.

The EHS slow-pitch softball team took a 5-3 win over traditional power … Read more

Aldermen handle Water Department matters

By Russell Hood

The Webster Progress-Times


The Eupora Board of Aldermen handled a number of items involving the Water/Wastewater Department at its second regular monthly meeting on Monday.

Planner George Crawford of the Golden Triangle Planning and Development District … Read more