Unemployment rate 10.2 percent

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

The unemployment rate for Webster County dropped to 10.2 percent for April.
That’s according to the latest data from the Mississippi Department of Employment Security. The rate was 12 percent in March and 11.4 … Read more

City battling neighborhood blight

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

City officials have begun taking action toward cleaning up neighborhood blight in Eupora.
Six addresses have been identified as blighted and are scheduled for a public hearing before structures on the lots are torn … Read more

County prepares for runoff election

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran carried Webster County in the Republican primary but is headed to a runoff with state Sen. Chris McDaniel.
The McDaniel-Cochran race is going to a June 24 runoff because a … Read more

School Board hires certified staff

From Staff Reports

Webster County School District board members have approved the hiring of certified staff for the 2014-15 school year.
They did so May 12 upon the recommendation of Superintendent of Education Jack Treloar, according to

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Bikers show support for fallen hero

PHOTO BY JIMMY FORRESTER
Bikers line up for the Keith Crenshaw Memorial Ride.

From Staff Reports

The second Cpl. Keith Crenshaw Memorial Ride was deemed a success, with double the turnout of last year and over $2,500 raised.
More than 60 bikers from north and central Mississippi participated in Saturday morning’s motorcycle ride, … Read more