VFDs to be paid for outside medical calls

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Volunteer fire departments in Webster County will now be paid for answering medical calls outside their area. The Board of Supervisors voted May 2 to pay the sum of $250 to any county volunteer…

Log truck fire

Firefighter Matthew Tedder and Capt. Joey Palmer assist Chief Casey Henderson, all of the Walthall Fire Department, as he extinguishes a log truck fire. Walthall FD was dispatched at 7:08 a.m. Monday to respond to Highway 9 and Dorroh Road…

City proposes water rate hike

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Monthly water bills will rise significantly if the Public Service Commission approves rate changes proposed by the city of Eupora. The Board of Aldermen voted May 2 to set future water rates at $24…

‘Keeping You Safe’

Emergency 911 was the theme for storytime at Webster County Public Library on April 27. After the children visited and played with puzzles, Ms. Pat read “Keeping you Safe — A Book About Police Officers.” They discussed reasons for 911…

County unemployment rate 6.1 percent

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Webster County saw its unemployment rate fall six-tenths of a percentage point in March, according to Mississippi Department of Employment Security data. March’s unemployment rate was 6.1 percent, compared to 6.7 percent (revised) in…