Mathiston man dies serving life sentence


By Daniel Brunty
The Webster Progress-Times

A Mathiston man serving a life sentence for murder was found dead last week in his unit at the Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman.

Thomas Tearle Smith, 38, was housed at Unit 28 of … Read more

GLC-Eupora celebrates holidays

A resident enjoys the New Year’s Eve party.

By Leslie Hawes
Activities Director

Golden Living Center-Eupora residents started out their holiday season with a “Thankful Party” for Thanksgiving where they decorated their own turkey cupcakes and voiced their blessings between each other.

Here in the activities department … Read more

Legislative update: Reviewing of bills begins

By District 35 Rep. Joey Hood

On January 6, 2015, the 130th Mississippi State Legislature kicked off the last session in the four-year term.

Despite cool temperatures, House members arrived at the Capitol with warm smiles and familiar handshakes as … Read more

Graves named WSCD’s Student of the Month

WCSD Student of the Month Lauren Graves of East Webster Elementary School (front, holding plaque) is accompanied by her parents, grandparents and brother, Bradley; along with school administrator Jim Ray; Superintendent Jack Treloar; School Board members Bobby McMullen, Scott Hollenhead, Keith Hudspeth, Jimmy Hood and Nancy Davis; and board attorney George Mitchell.

From School Reports

Lauren Graves was awarded Webster County School District’s Student of the Month at the Nov. 3 School Board meeting.

She is the daughter of Joseph Anna Graves of Mantee, and the granddaughter of Mike Piazza, Carolyn Piazza, … Read more