Jobless rate climbs to 7.6 percent

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Webster County’s unemployment rate increased a full percentage point to 7.6 percent in June. According to Mississippi Department of Employment Security labor statistics, the county is 42nd out of 82 counties. The state’s seasonally…

Veterans cemetery tower design unveiled

From Press & Staff Reports Representatives from the Mississippi Veterans Affairs Board met with leaders from the American Legion Post 52 in Winona recently to unveil the plans for the carillon tower proposed for the new North Mississippi Veterans Memorial…

WCS Child Nutrition Department offers online services

From the Webster County Schools In an effort to increase approval time and decrease the amount of paper used, Webster County Schools Child Nutrition Department is offering parents/guardians the opportunity to complete the Household Free and Reduced Meal Application online.…

Obituaries

Nancy Lynn Self Palmertree July 23, 2016 Services for Nancy Lynn Self Palmertree, 50, of Mathiston, were July 26, 2016, at Culpepper Funeral Home in Kosciusko with the Rev. Donald Self officiating. Burial was in New Salem Cemetery in West.…

Man bound over on child abuse, assault charges

A Eupora awaits grand jury action on felony child abuse and assault charges. Anthony T. “P-Body” Johnson, 34, appeared in Eupora Municipal Court on July 26, when Municipal Judge Buchanan Meek Jr. appointed Jay Hurdle to represent him. Johnson is…

More about the newspaper

As I said I will be writing weekly columns about the newspapers that serve you for the next few weeks. My first column about letters to the editor hopefully clarified any questions readers have had. Also, I used Charlie Mitchell’s…