Vaughan’s Vocabulary

By Don Vaughan Provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary My friend Dr. Tom Jenkins, the minister of music at First Baptist Church of Starkville, has asked me to sing a couple of secular songs and a gospel song…

Investigation of Mathiston marshal ongoing

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times An investigation into circumstances surrounding the suspension of Mathiston’s police chief, who also serves as the elected town marshal, is continuing. Mathiston’s Board of Aldermen suspended Shane Box without pay from the chief’s position…

Car crash seriously injures 2 men

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Two men were seriously injured last week when their car left a county road near Eupora, hit a tree and flipped repeatedly. The accident occurred about 4:40 p.m. Friday in the area of 1110…

91% pass reading test in district

From Press & Staff Reports School- and district-level passing rates for the 3rd Grade Reading Summative Assessment are now available to the public. Statewide, 87 percent of third-graders achieved a passing score. Students need to score at least 926 on…