County October unemployment 10.4 percent

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times

Webster County’s unemployment rate in October dropped to its lowest level in nearly four years last month, falling to 10.4 percent.

That’s the lowest rate for the county since December 2008, when it was … Read more

Hostess shutdown has local impact

From Staff, Press Reports

A federal bankruptcy judge last week approved Hostess Brands’ plans to wind itself down, officially putting Twinkies and other brands on the auction block.

That also put in motion Hostess’ request to lay off 15,000 of … Read more


Herman Alvin ‘Al’ Evans Nov. 19, 2012 Services for Herman Alvin “Al” Evans, 73, were Nov. 21, 2012, at Adaton Baptist Church with the Revs. Hal Selby and Tom Daniel officiating. Burial was in Antioch Methodist Church Cemetery, Ackerman.

He … Read more

Calendar of Events

Mobile WIN Job Center The Mobile WIN Job Center will set up shop from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 29 at the former Garan factory on Highway 9 South in Eupora.

Burlap Wreath Making Workshop The time for preparing … Read more

Maryetta’s opens in downtown Eupora

From Press Reports

Three sisters, Rachel Owens, Martha Batchelor and Margret “Meg” Hudson, got together to combine their talents in opening a new business in downtown Eupora.

In deciding a name they chose “Maryetta’s” because it has a special meaning. … Read more

Eupora Eagles are Jackson bound

By Ruthie Robison The Webster Progress-Times

The Eupora Eagles are ready to give everything they have one last time on the gridiron this Friday at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium in Jackson.

“I’m proud for these kids,” said Eupora head coach … Read more