Dumas named district UM Men’s president


By Gwen Sisson

Lamar Dumas said it is important for United Methodist Men to take a leadership role in the community and make a difference where they can.

“I think it is important to be creative in our approach to … Read more

New restaurant opens in Maben

Maben’s Los Encinos staff includes [front] Emmit Armstrong, Willie Maxwell, Michael Thomas, Marie Landon, Lynn Dewberry, Jamie Robinson, Amanda Villasenor (and child, Maximo), [front] Tella Crowley, Aryn Prier, Ellen Crowley and Javier Vallasenor. Other employees include Betty Young and Henry Fuller.

By Terry Harpole

Along with the area convenience stores, which have fine foods, another business opened in Maben on Feb. 4.

Los Encinos Restaurant is newly opened in the old Williams Big Star building at the corners of Highway 15 … Read more

Youth receives 4-H club award

Aleah Graham of the Controllers Generation II 4-H Club presents an award to Nekendra Patterson for her tobacco awareness picture. Joining them is Nekendra’s mother, Pearl Patterson.

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Nekendra Patterson. daughter of Lawrence and Pearl Patterson, received a prize from the Controllers Generation II 4-H Club for her picture she drew on tobacco awareness.

Her hobbies are reading. dancing and singing. She attends Grove Chapel … Read more

McMinn EMCC Beauty


Ashley Thomas of Columbus, center, was crowned “Most Beautiful” from a field of 18 contestants during East Mississippi Community College’s annual Beauty Revue, held Feb. 3 on the Scooba campus.

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County’s unemployment rate at 10.2 percent


By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

The unemployment rate for Webster County increased nine-tenths of a percentage point to 10.2 percent in December, according to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.

The jobless rate was 9.3 percent in November, while … Read more