Rebels, Jones celebrate Sugar Bowl win over OSU

Ole Miss receiver Derrick Jones (19) tries to haul in a pass against Oklahoma State during the 2016 Allstate Sugar Bowl held in New Orleans, LA,  January 1, 2016. (Photo by Bob Smith)

From school reports

NEW ORLEANS — How sweet it was.

No. 12 Ole Miss dominated No. 16 Oklahoma State, 48-20, in the 82nd annual Allstate Sugar Bowl Saturday night in front of a sellout crowd at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

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Maben VFD assists in house removal

A Maben firefighter stands by during the controlled burn of  the Jim Fitch house.

By Terry Harpole

The Maben Volunteer Fire Department assisted a local man by burning a house the night of Dec. 11.

Local attorney Rob Collins, who lives near the house, bought it years ago and had cleaned up the lot. … Read more

Top Stories: 2015

A heavy snow blanketed Webster County on Feb. 25, 2015, including here at Dorroh Lake.

Looking Back: Top l0 stories of 2015

From Staff Reports

Here is a look at Webster County’s Top 10 news stories of 2015 as selected by the Progress-Times:

1) Courthouse developments: After prolonged litigation, the Webster County Board of

RUSSELL HOOD/STAFF In this July 2015 photo, Harrison Dozer Services prepares the site for the new Webster County Courthouse that will be built on the west side of Highway 9 in Walthall. The county contracted with Harrison Dozer for clearing, grubbing and erosion control of the nearly 7-acre site. Last month, the Board of Supervisors instructed JH&H Architects to draw preliminary plans for the new courthouse to be a two-story building with approximately 16,506 square feet and a single-story annex building of approximately1,824 square feet for storage.


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Club hosting Houston Solar Race Team

By Terry Harpole

This might sound a little like Mississippi State University’s EcoCAR program, which began when people were in search of a cheaper means of travel, but a similar group in Houston is run by students and the Houston … Read more