Group hears French Camp Academy report

By Terry Harpole

MABEN — Lance Ragsdale, vice president of development at French Camp Academy, was guest speaker for the Maben Methodist Men’s breakfast meeting on Sept. 23.

After the morning meal, Ragsdale brought news, updates and a little history … Read more

Church hosting ‘Miles for Missions’

By Dottie Dewberry For the WPT

MABEN — Maben First Baptist Church will be hosting a 5K run/walk event, “Miles for Missions,” on Oct. 6 starting at 8 a.m. and beginning in front of the church.

Note: 5K is ONLY … Read more

Maben Cemetery full of history

By Terry Harpole

MABEN — A person can stroll over Maben Memorial Cemetery all day and still not take in all the history of the people buried there.

It is located on Webster Street near where the GM&O Railroad once … Read more

Time Capsules Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago: Sept. 30, 1937 ‘Uncle Billy’ Harvey Went A Fishin’ When the American Legion Lake opened last Thursday morning, daybreak found “Uncle Billy” Harvey of Mathiston on the bank with a cane, line, cork, sinker and hook.

In … Read more

Pharmacy remains open after buyout

A local pharmacy will remain open following Walgreens’ purchase of a regional drugstore chain.

Walgreen Co. announced Monday that it has completed its purchase of the USA Drug chain from Stephen L. LaFrance Holdings Inc. and members of the LaFrance … Read more

School board approves contract

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times

The Webster County School Board has awarded a contract to an architectural firm for the construction of a gym at East Webster High School’s campus in Cumberland.

Superintendent of Education Jack Treloar presented a … Read more