Time Capsules

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files 75 Years Ago: Aug. 4, 1938 Hurricane Creek News: Miss D’Nell Burgess and brother are visiting relatives in Eupora and Stewart. Mrs. Willie Lou Jackson and son accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Dolph Foust…

Board hears estimated costs for courthouse rebuild

­By Daniel Brunty The Webster Progress-Times   An engineer and an architect presented a structural evaluation of the Webster County Courthouse and related construction cost estimates to the Board of Supervisors on July 24. Structural engineer Mark Watson of Shannon…

County unemployment rate up

From Staff Reports   The unemployment rate in Webster County was 13.5 percent in June, up six-tenths of a percentage point. The unemployment rate was 12.9 percent in May. June’s jobless rate also remained above the 13.2 percent recorded last…

Tombigbee Public Health District to close August 16

From press reports   The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) advises the public that the following county health departments and Women, Infants and Children (WIC) distribution centers will be closed Friday, August 16, 2013. Calhoun, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Clay, Lowndes,…

Counties unify for economic development

Webster, Choctaw and Montgomery County officials on Wednesday were scheduled to sign a resolution establishing the Regional Economic Partnership of Mississippi. Members of the boards of supervisors from the three counties were to sign the resolution at the North Central…

Hood addresses long-term care options

From Staff Reports   Eupora Rotarians learned about North Mississippi Medical Center-Eupora’s Long Term Care Unit at their July 23 meeting. Located inside the hospital, the 35-bed facility has all-private rooms, according to guest speaker Amy Hood, director of social…