Blaylock spearheads donation for polio eradication

From Press, Staff Reports Brad Blaylock, 2013 Mississippi Beta president, spearheaded fundraising for Rotary International’s polio eradication program at the state Beta Convention in Tupelo in February. Through the efforts of Mississippi Beta clubs, students donated $754 to support Rotary…

Senate recognizes Rotary clubs’ contributions

From Press, Staff Reports The Mississippi State Senate issued a resolution recognizing January 2013 as “Rotary Awareness Month in Mississippi.” Resolution No. 520 acknowledges the 108-year service history of Rotary International and its 1.2 million Rotary club members made up…

Webster County jobless rate up

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Webster County’s unemployment rate jumped to 14.8 percent in January, up 1.5 percentage points from the same month a year ago. The jobless rate here was 13.3 percent in January 2012 and 12 percent…

Mathiston, Maben mayors unopposed

From Staff Reports Mathiston and Maben’s mayors will serve for additional terms after having no challengers for re-election. Mathiston Mayor Jimmy Carden and Maben Mayor Larry L. Pruitt are both unopposed in the June 4 general election. Mathiston has eight…

School Board approved administrators for ‘13,‘14

From Staff Reports Webster County School District administrators and department heads have been approved for the 2013-14 school year. They were approved March 4 upon the recommendation of Superintendent of Education Jack Treloar, according to the minutes of that meeting…

High winds cause area damage

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times High winds caused damage in the area Monday afternoon, when 50- to 60- mph gusts were reported in Northeast Mississippi. The most significant local damage was in Maben, where the top of an elevated…