Unemployment lowest in 4 years for county

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times

Webster County’s unemployment rate in November was the lowest seen in four years and was below 10 percent for the first time in that period.

November’s jobless rate of 9.7 percent was the lowest … Read more

Webster county players selected for honors

By Ruthie Robison The Webster Progress-Times

With the end of the Mississippi High School Activities Association 2012 football season, several Webster county players were selected as Region 2-2A honorees.

Eupora The Eupora Eagles stacked up postseason awards commemorating a historical … Read more


Willie Mae McHan Blackwood Dec. 25, 2012 Services for Willie Mae McHan Blackwood, 88, were Dec. 28, 2012, at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman with the Rev. Rob Faulk officiating. Burial was in Enon Cemetery.

She was born June 23, … Read more

Education Notes

Signup nears for Holmes classes in Mathiston Holmes Community College is expanding its course offerings with five classes on the Wood Institute campus in Mathiston for spring 2013.

Registration will be held in the 911 building on Jan. 8 at … Read more

Club announces Lighting Contest winners

For the WPT

The Maben Home and Garden Club annual Lighting Contest winners were chosen Dec. 17.

In the Overall Residential, Margaret Shuffield was first-place winner. Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Halford placed second, and Mr. and Mrs. Danny Paul McMullen … Read more

Calendar of Events

‘Pancakes with Disney’ Jan. 12 Relay for Life teams at First Baptist Church of Eupora and Walthall Baptist Church are hosting “Pancakes with Disney” at First Baptist Church Family Life Center from 9-11 a.m. Jan. 12.

For a donation of … Read more