Jobless rate increases to 6.5 percent

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Webster County’s unemployment rate increased five-tenths of a percentage point to 6.5 percent in January. The unemployment rate was 6 percent a month earlier and 8.3 percent in January 2016, according to Mississippi Department…

Mathiston announces municipal candidates

From Staff Reports The town of Mathiston has released the list of candidates for the June 6 general election. Mayor Jimmy Carden is unopposed for another four-year term and all aldermen except Harvey Pinnix are seeking re-election: Matthew Carden, Earl…

Firefighters contain apartment fire

From Press & Staff Reports The Eupora Fire Department was dispatched to Eupora LP Apartments located at 2216 W. Roane Ave. in the city limits for a structure fire at 4:11 p.m. March 7. Walthall FD was dispatched for mutual…

Presley holding water rate hearing

From Staff and Press Reports Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley has announced that he will hold a public hearing regarding a request by the city of Eupora to change water service rates in certificated areas in Webster and…