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Kindergarten exam scores below state average

By Russell Hood
Webster Progress-Times

The results of Mississippi’s first statewide assessment of kindergarten readiness reveal that two-thirds of the state’s youngest learners enter school unprepared to learn.

More than 40,000 kindergarteners from 144 districts throughout the state took the … Read more

Lost man rescued from woods in Cadaretta

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

An older adult lost in the woods in Cadaretta was rescued earlier this month thanks to the efforts of a local man and others.

Ricky Beck of Cadaretta Road in Webster County was at … Read more

Health fairs will focus on diabetes awareness

The Mississippi State University Extension Service is promoting diabetes awareness in a series of health fairs.

Health fair attendees will be able to talk to MSU Extension health specialists, get printed materials, obtain information about the signs and symptoms of … Read more

Obituaries – 10/29/2014

Robert Lloyd Edwards
Oct. 6, 2014
Graveside services for Robert Lloyd Edwards, 77 of Eupora were Oct. 28, 2014 at Edwards Springs Cemetery. Willie Reed, owner of Wise-Reed Funeral Home, and Brother James Hill Jr., minister of Eupora Church of … Read more

Soybean harvest

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PHOTO BY GWEN SISSON
Knight Farms harvests soybeans in a field adjacent to Tomahawk Road in Bellefontaine. The crop was being harvested Friday. Brian Williams, Mississippi State University Extension Service agricultural economist, said last week that a record soybean crop … Read more

Man dies in Natchez Trace crash

From Press and Staff Reports

An Ackerman man died Saturday night in a single motor vehicle accident on the Natchez Trace Parkway in Webster County.

Webster County sheriff’s deputies and U.S. park rangers responded to the scene, which was initially … Read more

Lost man rescued from woods in Cadaretta

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

An older adult lost in the woods in Cadaretta was rescued last week thanks to the efforts of a local man and others.

Ricky Beck of Cadaretta Road in Webster County was at a … Read more