Enjoy family fun at Mulberry Festival

From the Mathiston Civic League

The 2016 Mulberry Festival will be Saturday, May 21, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Mathiston Park. It is sponsored by Mathiston Civic League.

Booth spots are available for $10 for a 12-foot-by-12-foot space and … Read more

Luminaria Ceremony part of Relay

From Press Reports

Webster County’s eighth Relay for Life is set for Friday, May 6.

It will begin at 4:30 p.m. with the Luminaria Ceremony beginning at 9 p.m. This year, this countywide event will be in the Family Life … Read more

Officials discuss economic development


RUSSELL HOOD/STAFF Benchmark Construction’s David Marsh reviews the proposed exterior design for the new courthouse with the Board of Supervisors. He was at the board’s April 18 meeting.

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

Supervisors and municipal officials in the … Read more

Children found at scene of meth lab


From Press & Staff Reports

Seven children were found on property with a meth lab in the Cumberland area last week, according to the Webster County Sheriff’s Department.

This report is based on a press release from the WCSD and … Read more

‘The Arts in April’

(Left and Bottom) Some Eupora High School students view artwork on display during “The Arts in April,” which organizers said was a success. … Read more

Pedestrian hit by 18-wheeler improves

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

A pedestrian injured in what authorities described as a hit-and-run accident in Webster County is now in good condition.

The accident occurred about 4:20 p.m. April 13 on U.S. 82 near Tomnolen. Trooper 1st … Read more

Eupora’s Rollins signs with Hendrix College

Congratulations to Eupora High School senior Joshua Rollins for signing to play baseball with the Hendrix College Warriors out of Conway, Arkansas. Joining him at the April 14 signing ceremony are his parents, Jason and Amy Collins, and his brothers, Justin and Joseph Rollins.

By Austin Bishop
Webster Progress Times

Of the 200 letters Josh Rollins’ father typed up and sent to college coaches across the country, one of them crossed the desk of Hendrix College head baseball coach Neil Groat. It was that … Read more

County’s unemployment rate 6.6 percent


By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

Webster County’s unemployment rate dropped 1.7 percentage points in February, based on figures provided by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.

February’s unemployment rate was 6.6 percent, compared to 8.3 percent in January. The … Read more