Unemployment rate 12 percent

From Staff Reports

Webster County’s unemployment rate was 12 percent in March, according to information released by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security. This was the 15th-highest rate in the state.
The number of unemployed in the Webster County was … Read more

City lifts boil-water notice

From Staff Reports

The city of Eupora has lifted a self-imposed precautionary boil-water notice that resulted from a water main break.
Mayor Dan Burchfield said Monday that the advisory was lifted that morning.
“No tests with the (state) Health Department … Read more

Voter registration deadline Saturday

From Press Reports

The Webster County circuit clerk’ s office will be open for voter registration on Saturday, May 3, from 8 a.m. until noon.
This is the deadline to register in order to vote in the June 3 primary.… Read more

No local storm damage reported

Mississippi Department of Transportation maintenance crew workers from Webster County clean drains along Highway 15 in Maben on Tuesday following winds and rain in and around Maben on Monday.

Volunteers assist in Winston County

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

No damage was reported in Webster County from severe weather earlier this week, officials said.
Jimmy Forrester, Webster County Emergency Management Agency public information officer, said that as of … Read more

Participate in band festival

band festival

Eupora Junior High School band members in grades 6-8 participated in the Dr. Joe Barry Mullins Band Festival in Grenada on March 21. The band … Read more

Mathiston Methodist hosts lay servant class

Participants in the Lay Servant Ministry Program, who are in front of Mathiston United Methodist Church, are Miller, Jessie Frye of Mathiston, Hendrix, Merkl and Carroll. Becky Wilkes also participated.

From Press Reports

“We all have a calling in our church,” Alberta Hendrix, lay speaking coordinator for the Starkville District United Methodist Churches said. “Our purpose here is to find where God can best use our talents.”
Hendrix was speaking … Read more

Maben Lions Club awards 2 scholarships

The Rev. Shawn Nygard, president of Maben Lions Club, presents a $500 scholarship to Colby Williamson at the East Webster High School Awards dinner on April 14. Lauren Temple also received a scholarship from the club.

From Press Reports

Every year the Maben Lions Club awards two $500 scholarships to graduating seniors from area schools.
The students go through an application process that allows the scholarship committee to… Read more

Salad luncheon for Relay



The FBC Eupora Relay for Life team hosted a special fundraiser April 18 for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. People throughout the community stopped by … Read more