Election Briefs – 06/17/15

One candidate withdraws from sheriff’s race Five candidates remain in this year’s election for Webster County sheriff after one withdrew from the race last week. Democratic candidate Adam Contreras officially withdrew Friday, according to the circuit clerk’s office.

Maben church has ‘police Sunday’

By Terry Harpole One of Maben’s newest policemen, Adam Contreras Sr., filled the pulpit at the Maben Church of God of Prophecy on May 24 in absence of its pastor. Contreras, born in the Mississippi Delta and early converted to Christianity,…

Area teachers attend literacy training

For the Progress-Times Teachers from Carroll and Webster County school districts attended Phase One of literacy training provided by Carroll County School District and Mississippi Department of Education June 1-3. The elementary teachers volunteered three days of their summer vacation…

ALA rewards schools with field days

From Press Reports Students at Eupora and East Webster elementary schools were rewarded with fun SuperKids field days this spring by the American Lung Association. The students were rewarded after Eupora Elementary raised more than $2,700 and East Webster Elementary…

Top dog

Sheriff Tim Mitchell, K9 Deputy Casey Henderson and K9 “Ava” represented our heroes for the second week of summer reading at