Nearly 4,500 OCC shoeboxes collected locally

Volunteers are hard at work at the Operation Christmas Child Webster County Relay Center at First Baptist Church of Mathiston during National Collection Week, which was Nov. 17-23. Shoeboxes were packed into larger boxes that were put on trunks in Columbus last week and shipped to Atlanta. About 30 volunteers (mostly from throughout Webster County) went to the Southeast Regional Center this week to help distribute shoeboxes to over 100 countries around the world.

By Gwen Sisson

Thousands of lives will be impacted by the generosity of Webster County residents who are passionate about the Operation Christmas Child shoebox ministry.

Final count the night of Nov. 23 showed 4,482 shoeboxes collected at the Webster … Read more

County jobless rate 10.3 percent

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

The unemployment rate for Webster County rose two-tenths of a percentage point to 10.3 percent in October, according to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.

The jobless rate was 10.1 percent in September, while … Read more

Fire damages Wise-Reed office building

Five fire departments assisted with suppression of the structure.

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

Sunday afternoon’ s fire that badly damaged Wise-Reed Funeral Home’s office building is believed to have been an electrical problem, authorities said.

“Although the investigation is currently still active it’s believed that the cause … Read more

Fortner grand marshal of Eupora parade


From Staff & Press Reports

Former Mayor Pete Fortner will serve as grand marshal of the Eupora Christmas Parade, which starts at 5 p.m. Saturday.

Fortner has spent his lifetime serving the interests of the citizens of Eupora. He served … Read more

FBC Youth bonfire


Eupora’s First Baptist Church youth enjoy a bonfire at the home of Russ and Carol Turner. … Read more

Webster County 4-H well represented at state fair

Faith Morris: Dairy Goat exhibitor

By Jennifer Williams
Extension Agent FCS/4-H
Webster County

Webster County 4-H was well represented at the 2014 Mississippi State Fair.

Webster County 4-H was represented by 13 youth in both the 4-H Livestock Project and 4-H Village. Jacsen Nowell received … Read more

MHGC Yard of Month



This is the yard of Trish Mohan of Maben, who has featured fall motif decorations at her door. … Read more