Unemployment rate 12.1 percent

By Russell Hood
Webster Progress-Times

The unemployment rate for Webster County rose to 12.1 percent for June.
That’s according to the latest data from the Mississippi

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911 calls

July 28
3:53 p.m., grass fire., Hwy. 82 West; Tomnolen Fire Department responds.
8:33 p.m., fight,

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Education notes

Retired teachers meeting today
Local retired teachers will meet on Aug. 6 at 1 p.m. in the Mathiston

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Obituaries

John Robert Fondren
July 28, 2014

Services for John Robert Fondren, 73, of Brooksville were Aug. 1, 2014, at Macon Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Jimmy Guy officiating. Burial

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Time Capsules

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago:
Aug. 10, 1939

36 Snakes Killed at Single Shot
People have been known to tell big fish stories, but there is a snake story that is a good subject for … Read more