County’s unemployment rate 6.1 percent


From Staff Reports

Webster County’s unemployment rate decreased nine-tenths of a percentage point to 6.1 percent in April, according to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.

The jobless rate was 7 percent in March, while unemployment was at 8.5 percent … Read more

Lease-purchase proposed for courthouse

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

Webster County supervisors are considering a lease-purchase contract for construction of the new courthouse in Walthall.

Paul Bagley, partner with JH&H Architects of Flowood, and David Marsh, president of Jackson-based Benchmark Construction Corp., met … Read more

Checkpoints lead to pot arrests

County deputies recovered 54 grams of marijuana, digital scales and $3,650 from a vehicle during a safety checkpoint early Saturday on Hwy. 50 East. Two felony arrests were made.

From Staff & Press Reports

Five people were arrested on marijuana-related charges, including three on felonies, during local checkpoints the last two weekends. City and county law enforcement officers found nearly 160 grams total of the drug in the vehicles … Read more

Youth group returns to Mission Arlington

Micah Gray holds a baby girl at one of the Arlington apartment complexes where the FBC Eupora team was helping deliver furniture to a needy family last summer.

By Gwen Sisson

First Baptist Church of Eupora’s Student Minister Kevin Barnette said, as a student, Mission Arlington trips were pivotal in his view of local missions, and it is an opportunity he wants FBC Eupora students to share.

“It … Read more

All-Star game



Eupora High School’s Lamontae Salley (34) takes a handoff from West quarterback Jase Stroupe of Falkner High School during the third annual Northeast Mississippi Football Coaches Association All-Star Game.

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