Mississippi celebrates Arbor Day in February

By James L. Cummins
special to the Progress Times

While National Arbor Day is held on the last Friday in April, Mississippi, similar to several other states, observes the holiday at a time best suited to its growing season. Our … Read more

911 Calls – 02/04/2015

Jan. 26
5:15 pm., medical, Westwood Drive; Eupora FD, EMS respond.
8:17 p.m., medical, Hwy. 82; Mathiston FD, EMS respond.
10:05 p.m., Clarkson Road; Webster SO responds.

Jan. 27
6:38 a.m., two-car MVA, Hwy. 15;WSO, MHP, Mantee FD, Cumberland FD … Read more

Wonders of the winter stars on display at Rainwater

Rainwater Observatory in French Camp Mississippi will be offering a free program for this winter season called “WONDERS OF THE WINTER STARS!”. This presentation will be given on Friday, February 13, 2015, starting at 7:00 p.m. by teacher and astronomer, … Read more

Forgot New Year’s? Today is the day to quit

From Press Reports

Every Jan. 1, people all over the world make New Year’s resolutions. Although New Year’s has come and gone, it’s not too late to quit. Why not get started today?

According to the CDC, nearly seven out … Read more

Editorial Roundup – 02/04/2015

Common Core’s foes mixed up

One of the more perplexing aspects of the irrational opposition to Common Core in Mississippi is the contradictory arguments made by opponents.

Some claim the new education standards for Mississippi’s public schools are too tough … Read more

Brand: Tough competition will help down the stretch

By Austin Bishop
The Webster Progress Times

Bill Brand has coached enough basketball to know that good teams get better when they face stiff competition.

The East Webster High School girls basketball coach is hoping that the games his team … Read more