Category: News

Seaborn was ‘one of our finest young men’

This column was originally published in the Jan. 28, 1971, issue of the Progress-Times alongside the Page 1 article about the death of Bill Seaborn in the Vietnam War (“Bill Seaborn killed in action in Vietnam fighting last Friday”). It…

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

In classes this fall I’m sharing that one of the keys to understanding Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” is to learn the details given in the play’s second scene. At a camp near Forres (pronounced “FOR-is), a bloody sergeant approaches Scotland’s King Duncan.…

Brownfield grant area includes county

From Press & Staff Reports   The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality announced May 31 that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a record nine Brownfields grants to entities in the state, including one involving Webster County. The amount…

May 31st Throwback Paper

75 years ago, during the last week of May in 1942, The Exchange Club was busy feeding their wives squirrels…Yes, squirrels! It was a unanimous vote to bring them in for a special meal. Little did they know, they were…

Man realizes his dog lives like a congressman

By Roger Alford   “I just realized something,” one off my buddies wrote to me the other day. “My dog sleeps about 20 hours a day. He has his food prepared for him at no cost. He gets regular medical…

Corps adds funding for area project

From Press & Staff Reports   U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran has announced the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will allocate an additional $67.5 million in FY2017 appropriations funding to support flood control, navigation and other projects throughout Mississippi. These include…

Kent Obtains Degrees during Graduation Ceremonies

BOONEVILLE, Miss. – A group of gifted young men and women have gained the most elite prize that can be attained while attending Northeast Mississippi Community College. Nearly 50 athletes from six of Northeast’s intercollegiate athletic programs qualified to receive…

Local students named to ICC’s honors lists

Officials at Itawamba Community College have released the honors lists for the 2017 spring semester. Named to the president’s list, which includes those students with a 3.8-4.0 grade point average were: Mantee – Sarah A. McCarter and Jack Douglas Wilson…

Church News

FUMC Operation Christmas Child yard sale Eupora First United Methodist Church will have a yard sale from 7:30 a.m.-noon Saturday. All proceeds will go toward shipping Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes to children in need around the world. Gospel singing Maben…

Four area standouts make State Games baseball team

By Rocky Higginbotham Webster Progress TImes Two players each from Eupora and East Webster high schools have been named to their respective all-star team for 2017 State Games of Mississippi competition. Eupora‚Äôs Tanner Knight and Al Dumas and East Webster‚Äôs…