Category: News

Special election upcoming

From Staff Reports

Voters in Webster and 21 other counties go the polls Tuesday to fill a vacant seat in Mississippi’s 1st Congressional District.

The May 12 election will fill the U.S. House seat vacated after Rep. Alan Nunnelee died … Read more

County’s unemployment rate 6.8 percent

From Staff Reports

Webster County’s unemployment rate decreased seven-tenths of a percentage point to 6.8 percent in March, according to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.

The jobless rate was 7.5 percent in February, while unemployment was at 12 percent … Read more

Eupora marks its 125th anniversary


By Dan Burchfield
Mayor of Eupora

On May 14, Eupora will mark its 125th birthday as an incorporated municipality in Mississippi. In recognition of this milestone, the city will be hosting a celebration to commemorate the event.

This will take … Read more

Mathiston Mayfest another big success

Some of the vendors and festivalgoers at MayFest in the Park

By Terry Harpole

MATHISTON — Once again, for the third year in a row, MayFest in the Park was a big success in bringing many people into town for the day.

A project of the Mathiston Civic League, the program … Read more

Lady Eagles win two straight to advance to North finals

Coach Harris talking to the team.

By Austin Bishop
Webster Progress Times
It wasn’t easy for the Eupora High School softball team last week, but that’s the way it is sometimes when it comes to things that really matter.

After dropping a series opening 9-7 decision … Read more

Senior Trip

The seniors at AutoZone Park, home of the Memphis Redbirds.

Seniors at Eupora High School traveled to Memphis on April 15 for a senior field trip. … Read more

Friends of Library hosting Christopher

Erica Christopher

For the Progress-Times

“The Making of a Seer: A personal journey into the spiritual realms” written by Erica Christopher, a resident of Webster County, will be presented Monday at Friends of the Library in Eupora at 11 a.m.

Christopher is … Read more

Lady Wolverines set to host rival Eupora

East Webster Player going for third during an earlier game against Eupora.

By Austin Bishop
Webster Progress Times

The East Webster softball machine just keeps on rolling.

The Lady Wolverines, now 16-2 on the season, are set to face arch-rival Eupora on Friday and Saturday in a best of three series to … Read more

Shawna P performing at Pine Tree Music Fest

Shawna P and the EarthFunk Tribe will fill the Pine Tree Music Fest with Southern funk, rock and soul as the featured entertainment.

By Amanda McBride
Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce

The Pine Tree Music Fest Committee has announced that soul rocker Shawna P and the EarthFunk Tribe will be the featured entertainment for the June 6 festival. You don’t want to miss … Read more