Category: Opinion

It is time to seek the Lord with all our heart

By the Rev. J.B. Rowe   Scripture: Isaiah 55:1-3a — “Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and…

Love is a major force

This year the Winston County Journal, Webster Progress Times, and the Choctaw Plaindealer will be publishing a Valentine’s Angel Page. This will be a page where individuals or businesses can send their love to their special Valentine.  This is a…

Taxation must be voluntary; is robbery without consent

Opinion by Pete Shumpert sculptorpete@bellsouth.net   The following is paraphrased from the great political philosopher Lysander Spooner — from his essays that are in the public domain: It is a principle of Natural Law that no

Letters to the editor

Courthouse should be restored It saddens me to think our statuesque courthouse, the symbol of community, may no longer represent the county seat of Webster County in Walthall. This building stands for so much more than just

State squandering great opportunity

Opinion Mississippi’s own economists have said that the state is missing out on some 9,000 jobs by refusing to expand its Medicaid program to cover the working poor. A new study claims the forfeited jobs are more than double that…

Celebrating the role of newspapers in protecting free speech

For more from Caroline Little, follow @NAACEO on Twitter.   Where would we be as a nation without the freedom of speech? After all, according to the annual State of the First Amendment survey, it is by far America’s favorite…

Wishing for others rather than wanting from the Claus

Many of you may have read in October 2’s editorial that the Webster Progress Times will be publishing Letters of the Season this year.  I guess one could say we are saying Live, Give, Forgive instead of Ho! Ho! Ho!…

Time Capsules Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

[opinion] Time Capsules Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files 75 Years Ago: March 18, 1937 Will Enforce Traffic Laws Automobile and truck drivers should exercise great care in the operation of their vehicles during the next few days; for…

Time Capsules Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

[opinion] Time Capsules Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files 75 Years Ago: March 18, 1937 Will Enforce Traffic Laws Automobile and truck drivers should exercise great care in the operation of their vehicles during the next few days; for…

Time Capsules Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

[news] [opinion] Time Capsules Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files 75 Years Ago: March 11, 1937 Bank Robbers are Arrested Three men of Pinson, TN confessed to Memphis police on Monday that they robbed the Bank of Mantee in…