County jobless rate 10.3 percent

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

The unemployment rate for Webster County rose two-tenths of a percentage point to 10.3 percent in October, according to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.

The jobless rate was 10.1 percent in September, while … Read more

Fire damages Wise-Reed office building

Five fire departments assisted with suppression of the structure.

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

Sunday afternoon’ s fire that badly damaged Wise-Reed Funeral Home’s office building is believed to have been an electrical problem, authorities said.

“Although the investigation is currently still active it’s believed that the cause … Read more

Fortner grand marshal of Eupora parade


From Staff & Press Reports

Former Mayor Pete Fortner will serve as grand marshal of the Eupora Christmas Parade, which starts at 5 p.m. Saturday.

Fortner has spent his lifetime serving the interests of the citizens of Eupora. He served … Read more

FBC Youth bonfire


Eupora’s First Baptist Church youth enjoy a bonfire at the home of Russ and Carol Turner.

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Webster County 4-H well represented at state fair

Faith Morris: Dairy Goat exhibitor

By Jennifer Williams
Extension Agent FCS/4-H
Webster County

Webster County 4-H was well represented at the 2014 Mississippi State Fair.

Webster County 4-H was represented by 13 youth in both the 4-H Livestock Project and 4-H Village. Jacsen Nowell received … Read more