Hill Fire opens October 3

From press reports

The Montgomery County Arts Council will present its 12th edition of Hill Fire beginning October 3, 2015 and continuing on October 4, 8, and 10 at the Performing Arts Center at 208 Summit Street in Winona.… Read more

Editorial Roundup – 09/30/15

Water’s getting more expensive
The Associated Press has produced a package of stories that make it clear America is facing some expensive problems in providing what everyone takes for granted: fresh water.

Though the AP report tends to focus on … Read more

Child Find effort underway

For the WPT

The Webster County School District is participating in an ongoing statewide effort to locate, identify and evaluate children age birth through 21 who are physically, mentally, communicatively, emotionally and /or severely/profound handicapped.… Read more

National Hunting and Fishing Day celebrated

By James L. Cummins
special to the Progress-Times

Last Saturday saw wildlife enthusiasts celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day. Over a century ago, hunters and anglers were the first supporters of conservation and wildlife management.

They recognized that the rapid … Read more

Bulldogs improve to 2-3 with North Division Win

From school reports

The Holmes Community College Bulldogs used a powerful running attack and big defensive scores to roll past Mississippi Delta Community College, 45-21, here Thursday night in a big North Division contest.

With the win, the Bulldogs improved … Read more

E911 calls – 09/30/15

Sept. 21
7:54 a.m., alarm, North Gold Street; Eupora Police Department responds.
9:22 a.m., dispute, Tank Hill Road; Webster Sheriff’s Office responds.
10:45 a.m., break-in, Choctaw County; transferred to Choctaw 911.… Read more

Vaughan’s Vocabulary – 09/30/15

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary.

Robert Benedetti in “The Actor in You” points out that Constantin Stanislavski explored the concept of action in a systematic way.

Everything an actor does in a performance has to … Read more

64th French Camp Harvest Festival Oct. 10

By Sylvia Dickson

Join in the fun at the 64th annual Harvest Festival in French Camp on Saturday, October 10, 2015, in the Natchez Trace Historic District. It’s a great outing for young and old.

Activities begin at 9:30 a.m. … Read more

Brown takes SEC honors as State downs Auburn

From combined reports

Mississippi State (3-1, 1-1 SEC) downed No. 25 Auburn (2-2, 0-2) 17-9 on Saturday night, defeating the Tigers on their home field for the first time in the Dan Mullen era.

“It feels good,” Mullen said. “We’re … Read more