Verbena: A hot plant for a hot place

By Lelia Kelly and David Nagel

Extension Horticulture Specialists

Distributed by Lisa Stewart, Webster County Director

 

Need a good plant for those hot, dry, sunny places? How about verbena?

Pink, red, and white-flowering selections are common, but those aren’t … Read more

Products from 6 farms at market

By Jane Collins, Manager

Maben Farmers’ Market

 

For the first time this market season we had six vendors who brought fresh farm produce to sell.

Shane Davis was at the Maben Farmers’ Market for the second Saturday with peaches, … Read more

Time Capsules

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago:

Aug. 4, 1938

Hurricane Creek News:

Miss D’Nell Burgess and brother are visiting relatives in Eupora and Stewart.

Mrs. Willie Lou Jackson and son accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Dolph Foust … Read more

Board hears estimated costs for courthouse rebuild

­By Daniel Brunty

The Webster Progress-Times

 

An engineer and an architect presented a structural evaluation of the Webster County Courthouse and related construction cost estimates to the Board of Supervisors on July 24.

Structural engineer Mark Watson of Shannon … Read more

County unemployment rate up

From Staff Reports

 

The unemployment rate in Webster County was 13.5 percent in June, up six-tenths of a percentage point.

The unemployment rate was 12.9 percent in May. June’s jobless rate also remained above the 13.2 percent recorded last … Read more

Tombigbee Public Health District to close August 16

From press reports

 

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) advises the public

that the following county health departments and Women, Infants and Children (WIC) distribution centers will be closed Friday, August 16, 2013.

Calhoun, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Clay, Lowndes, … Read more