‘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…

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

Don Vaughan Provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary. The “Exploring Ways to Use Our Minds Efficiently” website points out that developing a vocabulary is one of the most overlooked ways to improve our lives. Everyone, not just authors…

County marks 5th anniversary of tornado

From Staff & Other Reports Last week marked the fifth anniversary of a tornado that ripped through the Cumberland community and other parts of Webster County, destroying East Webster High School. The EF-3 tornado touched down in the early morning…

Couple advocates for Down syndrome children

By Whitney White Canaan — a place where God’s people left behind the old life and crossed over the waters into a new one. Two young people who would eventually become parents of a special-needs child chose this name for their…