Election Briefs – 06/17/15

One candidate withdraws from sheriff’s race
Five candidates remain in this year’s election for Webster County sheriff after one withdrew from the race last week.

Democratic candidate Adam Contreras officially withdrew Friday, according to the circuit clerk’s office.

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Maben church has ‘police Sunday’


By Terry Harpole

One of Maben’s newest policemen, Adam Contreras Sr., filled the pulpit at the Maben Church of God of Prophecy on May 24 in absence of its pastor.

Contreras, born in the Mississippi Delta and early converted to … Read more

Area teachers attend literacy training

Rana Mitchell [left], assistant superintendent, Carroll County, welcomes area educators attending LETRS training: Kristel Dunn (kindergarten teacher, Carroll County), Robin Chapman (Common Core specialist, North Tippah), Susan Newton (1st-grade teacher, Webster County), Deandra Pittman (1st-grade teacher, Webster County), Lynn Kolb (1st-grade teacher, Webster County), Leslie Frank (interventionist, Webster County), Cala Tabb (librarian, Webster County), Lori Cook (3rd-grade teacher, Webster County), Tiffany Gray (2nd-grade teacher, Webster County), Tracy Kiker (1st-grade teacher, Carroll County), Nikki Whitworth (2nd-grade teacher, Carroll County), Sara Johnson (3rd-grade teacher, Carroll County), Sue McGlothan (3rd-grade teachers, Carroll County), April Gant (Pre-K teacher, Carroll County), Tshombe Townsend (kindergarten teacher, Carroll County), Katina Duren (3rd-grade teacher, Carroll County), Jacqueline McCorkle (2nd-grade teacher, Carroll County), Emily Branch (kindergarten teacher, Carroll County) and Kizzy Edwards (Pre-K teacher, Carroll County).

For the Progress-Times

Teachers from Carroll and Webster County school districts attended Phase One of literacy training provided by Carroll County School District and Mississippi Department of Education June 1-3.

The elementary teachers volunteered three days of their summer vacation … Read more

ALA rewards schools with field days

East Webster Elementary’s “Top SuperKids,” Bryce and Karlee Bigham, with Ellis (center)

From Press Reports

Students at Eupora and East Webster elementary schools were rewarded with fun SuperKids field days this spring by the American Lung Association.

The students were rewarded after Eupora Elementary raised more than $2,700 and East Webster Elementary … Read more

Top dog

Sheriff Tim Mitchell, K9 Deputy Casey Henderson and K9 “Ava” represented our heroes for the second week of summer reading at

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Eupora’s Turner will coach both boys, girls

By Austin Bishop
Webster Progress-Times

Danya Turner won’t be in an unfamiliar position this basketball season when he coaches both the boys and girls basketball teams at Eupora High School.

Turner, who found out he would be adding the girls … Read more