News

Maben marks holidays with flags

By Terry Harpole For the WPT

MABEN — American flags are now being placed along Highway 15 in Maben in advance of all holidays.

The project of placing American flags in town had been a long wish of the Rev. … Read more

Maben Methodist Men’s group meets

By Terry Harpole For the WPT

The Maben Methodist Men’s group usually meets each fourth Sunday morning in the church fellowship hall.

However, the May 27 meeting was held at 5 p.m. at member Jim Scrivener’s home on Firetower Road, … Read more

Brown gives back to WOCHS science

For The WPT

Andrea Brown has always had a passion for learning. In 2007, Dr. Helen Kennard, former principal of West Oktibbeha County High School, recruited Brown to participate in an outreach component of a National Science Foundation Project involving … Read more

Church News

Pleasant Hill Pleasant Hill Church in Kilmichael will celebrate its 117th anniversary at 3 p.m. July 8. The theme will be “Having Done All, Stand!” The Rev. James Forrest, the messenger, and the Binford Chapel male choir will be special … Read more

Marriage license changes take effect

From Staff Reports

Deborah Hood Neal, circuit clerk for Webster County, announces that Senate Bill 2851 has changed some of the requirements for marriage licenses in Mississippi.

The bill, which went into effect July 1, includes these changes:

• Does … Read more

banjo man from Webster County

By Dan Henley

This is a story about a banjo man from Webster County.

My grandfather, Robert Marion Henley, was born Oct. 31, 1889, in Walthall. He got his banjo at age 9 and became a very good player.

His … Read more

Education notes

Yarbrough graduates from MUW Ashley Jones Yarbrough has graduated from Mississippi University for Women with an associate’s degree in nursing.

Ashley is the daughter of Bekki McLemore of Eupora and George Jones of Caledonia. She is the granddaughter of Thelma … Read more

County hears school funds request

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times

WALTHALL — Supervisors heard a request last week to provide additional funding for the Webster County School District

Superintendent of Education Jack Treloar met with the Board of Supervisors on June 25 to discuss … Read more

Mathiston native Stennis was an American hero

By Lavelle McAlpin

Allow me to introduce you to the story of a local man who sacrificed so that we might all enjoy the freedoms we celebrate on Independence Day.

Will Knox Stennis was born on May 22, 1903, in … Read more