Maben project could add 60 jobs

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times

The proposed expansion of a Maben industry could create more than 60 new jobs, according to Mayor Larry Pruitt.

He confirmed that plans are in the works for Main Street Forest Products to partner … Read more

Time Capsules Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago: Sept. 3, 1937 Interesting Item from Sand Hill The Webster Progress is always glad to publish the comings and goings, the spendings of nights, news of picnics, watermelon cuttings, broken legs, teeth having been pulled and weather … Read more

Calendar of Events

‘Rural Community
Meeting’ in Maben
A “Rural Community Meeting” with Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley will be Aug. 30 in Maben at the First Baptist Church gymnasium from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Presley will update the public on current issues before the
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Discount card fundraiser benefits Eupora Elementary

From School Reports

Eupora Elementary staff and students are participating in a discount card fundraiser through Sept. 10.

On the back of the card is a list of the local businesses and the discount or offer that each business will … Read more

Shotgun drawing held at market

By Jane Collins, Manager Maben Farmers’ Market

MABEN — Even as the rain fell, rock and roll music kept things lively at the Maben Farmers’ Market on Saturday.

It was the day for the big Maben Chamber of Commerce drawing … Read more

School Board declares emergency roof repairs

From Staff Reports

The Webster County School Board has approved emergency roof repairs at an elementary school.

On Aug. 7, Benny Wolfe of H20 Partners recommended the board declare an emergency status for the roof at Eupora Elementary School in … Read more

Sheriff’s office files drug charges

From Press, Staff Reports

The Webster County Sheriff’s Department has filed a number of felony drug charges against a Eupora man.

An investigation by the Sheriff’s Department led to the serving of a felony drug warrant on Aug. 16 on … Read more

Fire destroys church after lightning strike

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times

Officials say a lightning strike caused a fire that destroyed a Eupora church early Saturday.

Eupora Fire Chief Richard Love said flames had already burned through the roof when city volunteers responded to the … Read more

Bridal Selections for

Bridal Selections for Hannah Beth Porter
Bride elect of Craig Pittman
Shower August 26, 2012
Phildelphia Baptist Church-Cadaretta
2:00 p.m.
Murphy Drug and Gifts
1357 Veterans Memorial Blv. 258-2631
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Hearing set for county budget

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times

WALTHALL — Webster County supervisors have set a public hearing for 10 a.m. Aug. 31 to accept comments from the public regarding a proposed increase in ad valorem taxes.

Revenue proposed to be collected … Read more