Webster County Grand Jury issues report

The Webster County Grand Jury empaneled Jan. 11 has issued a report of its investigations.

According to the report, the grand jurors investigated no reported violations of the law and questioned no witnesses. As previously reported, however, the previous grand … Read more

Editorial Roundup – 01/27/2016

Eaton a victim of ‘home cooking’

It was clear from the start that the Republicans in the state House of Representatives were going to figure out a way to overturn an election in east Mississippi that kept them one vote … Read more

Time Capsules

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago: Jan. 23, 1941

Mathiston Life Scout
With his father, Pearl G. Burdine of Mathiston, young Billy Burdine was an appreciated visitor at the office of The Webster Progress Monday.

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New director targets nutrition, health issues

STARKVILLE, Miss. — Sylvia Byrd is committed to improving the nutrition and health of low-resource households through her efforts as the new project director for the Mississippi State University Extension Service Office of Nutrition Education.

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E911 Calls – 01/27/2016

Jan. 18
5:02 p.m., locked vehicle, Veterans Memorial Boulevard; Eupora Police Department responds.
6:48 p.m., alarm, Hwy. 82; Mathiston PD responds.
Jan. 19
10:58 a.m., lockout, McKinley Road; MPD responds.

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Obituary – Mr. Charlie Hunt, Jr

Ackerman, MS

Charlie Hunt, Jr., 86, a supervisor for Wonder Bread Company, passed away Sunday, January 24, 2016 at the Golden Living Nursing Center in Eupora, MS.

Mr. Hunt was born September 2, 1929 in Choctaw County. He was a … Read more