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Fason Reunion The Fason Reunion will be June 9 at the home of Boogie and Jeannie Holland in Maben. Come bring a covered dish and enjoy the fellowship. For more information call 263-4056.

Benefit for Paul Peacock A benefit for … Read more

CALS/MAFES honor Brand

From press reports

Two staff members in Mississippi State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station have been awarded for outstanding contributions.

David Brand of Mantee is a senior research associate and Gail … Read more

Summer Reading features ‘Nature’s Nightlife’

By Fran Smith, Librarian Webster County Library

The Webster County Public Library will host its second session of Summer Reading at 1:30 p.m. June 12. Next week’s feature will be “Nature’s Nightlife.” The “Nature’s Nightlife” program provides a fun, but … Read more

WCSD warns of Jamaican scam

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times

Local officials are warning people to be wary of calls from Jamaica’s 876 telephone code to avoid being swindled out of their money.

Many citizens in Webster County have reported receiving calls from someone … Read more

2 run in judicial race

From Staff, Press Reports

Two attorneys will be on Webster County’s November general election ballot running for an open seat on the state Supreme Court. They have qualified for the District 3, Post 3 seat now held by retiring Justice … Read more

Year-to-date sales tax totals increase

From Staff Reports

Eupora and Mathiston had increases in their sales tax collections in February but both saw decreases in March.

Eupora’s sales tax collections saw a 5 percent increase or about $1,670 in February, according to Mississippi Department of … Read more

Greensboro historical marker dedicated

By Carol Springer Old Choctaw County Chapter, NSDAR

The Old Choctaw County Chapter, National Society Daughter of the American Revolution, placed and dedicated a historical marker to commemorate the location of Greensboro on May 12.

Choctaw County was formed in … Read more

Jobless rate at 10.5%

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times

Webster County’s unemployment rate of 10.5 percent in April was the lowest rate seen here in more than three years. The last time the county’s jobless rate was lower in December 2008, when it … Read more

Grand jury returns 87 true bills

From Staff Reports

Webster County grand jurors recalled May 22 have submitted a report of their investigations.

The grand jurors, who were empaneled during the January term of Circuit Court, were in session one day last week. According to their … Read more