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Webster County

From Press, Staff Reports

Webster County’s unemployment rate fell in June compared to a year ago, figures released last month show.

However, the county’s jobless rate of 12.9 percent in June was up from the revised rate of 11.2 percent … Read more

Disaster recovery grant aids county

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times

WALTHALL — Webster County officials accepted a check last week to help offset costs of recovery from the massive tornado that swept through the area 15 months ago. Contract employee Bill Barnett of the … Read more

4-H club, adults ‘Outwalk Obesity’

Special to the Progress-Times

The Controllers Generation II 4-H Club, in conjunction with Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church and other area churches, had its monthly “Outwalk Obesity” from Larry’s Restaurant to West Oktibbeha County High School on July 22 at … Read more

Knight named NMMC Employee of the Month

From Press Reports

Betsy Knight of Fulton, a nursing supervisor for North Mississippi Medical Center’s Women and Children’s Services, has been named Employee of the Month for July at NMMC.

Knight has worked at NMMC for five years. She previously … Read more

Heavy water demand causes discoloration

From Staff Reports

The Eupora water system could be experiencing some discoloration during the next few weeks, according to Mayor Tommy Lott.

The discoloration is the result of the heavy demand during the peak season, Lott said.

“Our four wells … Read more

Education notes

EHS student schedule dates Eupora High School is releasing student schedules from 1-3 p.m. on these remaining dates: • Thursday, Aug. 2: sophomores and freshmen • Friday, Aug. 3: eighth and seventh grades

EES pre-regis- tration for all new students … Read more

Calendar of Events

Benefit for Sandra Smith A benefit for Sandra Smith, who is battling cancer, will be Aug. 4 at the Woodmen of the World lodge in Eupora starting at 11 a.m.

It will include an auction, music, a cake sale, food … Read more

Time Capsules Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago: Aug. 5, 1937 Beer Problem Before Board The Board of Supervisors in regular monthly session set aside this morning for business of entertaining petitions for another beer election.

Individual supervisors would not make formal statements concerning the … Read more

Variety of vendors at Farmers’ Market

By Jane Collins, Manager Maben Farmers’ Market

MABEN — Saturday morning at the Maben Farmers’ Market customers were greeted by several of the regular vendors and were treated to a pretty new face, Kaitlin Walls of Maben, who was selling … Read more