Child care provider dreams big, grows business

By Karen Crow

The Early Years Network MSU Extension Service
Almost 10 years after graduating from college with the plan of opening her own child care center, LaTonya Hill’s dream will come true.

Hill’s new center on Hudson Lane will … Read more

Time Capsules – 03/30/2016

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago: March 27, 1941

Clem Sullivan Gets a Duck
The Webster Progress has a new pet. Clem Sullivan of Walthall on the way to Eupora Saturday morning captured a duck on … Read more

Representative takes heat for email

By Amanda Sexton Ferguson
Editor and Publisher
The Winona Times

WINONA — Rep. Karl Oliver (R-Winona) drew widespread criticism after an emailed exchange with a Gulfport woman was reported in The Clarion Ledger.  After the story was posted on … Read more

Vaughan’s Vocabulary – 03/30/2016

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary.

Recently I read about Ayn Rand (1905-1982), a Russian-born American novelist, philosopher, playwright and screenwriter.

I encourage you to visit “Discover Ayn Rand” at, the official website of the … Read more

Dunlap releasing ‘Short Mean Fiction’

By Callie Daniels Bryant
Senior Managing Editor

University of Mississippi alum and Webster County native William Dunlap is a celebrated artist whose works have been featured in prestigious collections such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Lauren Rogers Museum … Read more

School Board upholds discipline decision

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

Webster County School Board members have upheld a committee’s decision regarding a student disciplinary matter, records show.

Board minutes from the March 7 meeting reflect that members voted to go into executive session to … Read more