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Obituaries – 06/03/15

Kimberly Ann Gilbert May 29, 2015 Services for Kimberly Ann Gilbert, 30, of Eupora were June 2, 2015, at Wise-Reed Funeral Home with burial in Bluff Springs Cemetery in Choctaw County.

Full Webster Progress Times Electronic Version 05/27/15

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Local kindergartners make reading gains

From Press and Staff Reports The results of Mississippi’s first statewide assessment of learning in kindergarten show that the majority of the state’s youngest students have made significant gains this academic year, including those in Webster County. More than 40,000…

‘Art in the Park’

STAFF PHOTO/RUSSELL HOOD Students of Chip Powell display their artwork and crafts during “Art in the Park.”

Bio of Mathiston’s Clegg nears release

For the Progress-Times A biography of Mathiston native Hugh Clegg will be released in June, according to the University Press of Mississippi. The biography, “Troutmouth: The Two Careers of Hugh Clegg,” was written by retired University of Mississippi professor Ronald…

Congressional race runoff upcoming

From Staff Reports Polls will be open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday countywide in the runoff to fill the seat of the late Rep. Alan Nunnelee. The candidates in the June 2 nonpartisan race are Republican Trent Kelly, a district…

Population in Webster County declines

From Staff Reports Webster County’s population has declined slightly since 2010, according to estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau released this spring. The county’s population has decreased by 2.7 percent, about 280 people, since the 2010 census.