MDE releases kindergarten readiness data

From Press & Staff Reports The fall 2016 results of Mississippi’s statewide assessment of kindergarten readiness show that students who attended public or private pre-K programs were more likely to start school prepared to learn than students who did not.…

District graduation rate dips slightly

From Press & Staff Reports For the third consecutive year, Mississippi high school graduation rates inched closer to the national average. The Mississippi Department of Education released the graduation rates for the last school year on Jan. 19, a four-year…

Hood gives update on House of Reps

The House met as a whole throughout the week to discuss bills that made it out of committees and onto the calendar. Thursday, Feb. 9, was the deadline for representatives to discuss House Bills. Any bills that were not discussed…

Obituaries

Fanny E. Shurden Feb. 7, 2017 Services for Fanny Elizabeth Shurden, 79, were Feb. 10, 2017 at Blythe Creek Baptist Church near Mathiston with the Rev. Todd Chesser officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. A homemaker, she was born…

Local students among fall MSU graduates

Mississippi State University has announced the fall 2016 graduates for Webster County. Honor graduates include all bachelor-degree candidates with exceptional scholastic averages and at least half the total required course hours earned at MSU. Their specific levels of recognition and…

Man sentenced on firearms charge

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times A man has been sentenced in Webster County Circuit Court after pleading guilty to a felony firearms charge. Timmy Lamar Bean, 40, was indicted in December and, on Jan. 12, filed a petition to…