Lions conduct eye screening at EWE

From School Reports

Volunteers from the Maben Lions Club conducted eye screening for first- through sixth-grade students at East Webster Elementary School on Aug. 22.

Lions clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired for many years. The Maben Lions … Read more

Maben Library’s Story Hour resumes

For the WPT

After a long hot, dry, wet, windy, you-name-it summer, time is drawing near for the Maben Public Library to resume its Friday morning Story Hour with Ms. Mary and Ms. Dottie.

Children aged 3 to 6 are … Read more

Local cemetery has interesting history

By Terry Harpole

MABEN — Maben Memorial Garden, located near the old GMN&O Railroad, has an interesting history.

Before this was a cemetery, the Holland family owned the land and had an apple orchard there. The Holland family donated this … Read more

July jobless rate falls slightly

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times

Webster County was one of only eight counties in Mississippi where unemployment rates fell in July, according to figures released last week. The county’s unemployment rate fell slightly to 12.6 percent in July, below … Read more

Nunnelee tours Plymouth Tube

By Ruthie Robison The Webster Progress-Times

Congressman Alan Nunnelee (R-Tupelo) toured Plymouth Tube Co. after participating in a “Q&A” with the Eupora mill’s company leaders on Aug. 15.

Senior Process Engineer Bob Zelinka led discussions and talked about Plymouth Tube’s … Read more