Obituaries

Jo Lenora Ray Null April 30, 2016 Services for Jo Lenora Ray Null, 78, were May 2, 2016, at Salem Independent Methodist Church near Ackerman with the Revs. Tim Long and Jim Reed officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.…

Civil War author speaking at library

From Press Reports Friends of the Library will host Dr. Brandon H. Beck as their next speaker when they meet at 11 a.m. Monday at the Webster County Public Library. After three years of research and writing, his new book…

District’s graduation rate above state average

From Press and Staff Reports The Webster County School District’s most recent four-year graduation rate was well above the state average and its dropout rate was among the lowest at under 7 percent. Mississippi’s graduation rate improved significantly from 2011…

Board suspends Mathiston police chief

By Russell Hood Webster Progress-Times Mathiston’s police chief has been suspended without pay, Mayor Jimmy Carden has confirmed. The Mathiston Board of Aldermen took the action against Police Chief Shane Box during a special-called meeting April 25, according to Carden.…

Woman crashes car into business

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times No one was injured when a woman unintentionally drove her car into a local business while it was closed Thursday. The Eupora police and fire departments, along with an EMS crew from North Mississippi…

Relay for Life set for Friday

From Staff Reports The annual Webster County Relay for Life is set for Friday, May 6, with survivor registration beginning at 4:30 p.m. The event will be held at Eupora First Baptist Church Family Life Center, with all proceeds going…