Monthly Archives: August 2012

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…

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…

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…

Reduce risk of WNV exposure

From Press, Staff Reports With nearly 100 human cases of West Nile virus confirmed statewide, officials are urging Mississippians to protect against mosquitoes. Mississippi had 98 confirmed human cases of the virus as of Tuesday with two of those resulting…

Maben project could add 60 jobs

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times The proposed expansion of a Maben industry could create more than 60 new jobs, according to Mayor Larry Pruitt. He confirmed that plans are in the works for Main Street Forest Products to partner…

Obituaries

James Raiford ‘Ray’ Abernathy Aug. 20, 2012 Services for James Raiford “Ray” Abernathy, 69, of Hurley, were Aug. 25, 2012, at St. Ann Catholic Church in Hurley with Father Thomas Joseph and Deacon Frank Martin officiating. Burial was in Jackson…

Calendar of Events

‘Rural Community Meeting’ in Maben A “Rural Community Meeting” with Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley will be Aug. 30 in Maben at the First Baptist Church gymnasium from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Presley will update the public on current issues before the…

Shotgun drawing held at market

By Jane Collins, Manager Maben Farmers’ Market MABEN — Even as the rain fell, rock and roll music kept things lively at the Maben Farmers’ Market on Saturday. It was the day for the big Maben Chamber of Commerce drawing…