Category: News

Rep. Oliver apologizes for using hate language

By Kate Royals and Kayleigh Skinner Mississippi Today And Staff Reports Rep. Karl Oliver, the Republican from Winona who incited a social media uproar after calling for the lynching of Louisiana officials who removed Confederate monuments from New Orleans, issued…

Monthly sales tax collections released

From Staff Reports Sales tax revenue numbers that reflect March sales are in from the Mississippi Department of Revenue for local municipalities. MDR collects 81.5 percent of the 7 percent sales tax from municipalities and distributes the remaining 18.5 percent…

Yates named EWHS band director

From Staff Reports Webster County School Board members have approved the hiring of a new band director at East Webster High School. They approved Principal Bill Brand’s recommendation to hire Jesse Yates as band director at EWHS effective Aug. 1,…

Youth with local ties raises funds for animal shelter

Submitted Adam’s Lemonade extends a warm thank-you to everyone that helped make Lemonade Day 2017 a success. Adam Castle set up shop on the corner of South Range and Del Orleans Avenue in the DSLD Homes parking lot in Denham…

Register for Maben Summer Reading Program

By Mary Boutwell, Manager Maben Public Library You are invited to “Build a Better World” at the Maben Public Library’s 2017 Summer Library Program. All children ages 4-12 can register. Registration will be June 2-9 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. but…

SWCD announces poster contest winners

From the Webster County SWCD The Webster County Soil and Water Conservation District held a poster contest for all fourth-grade students in Webster County. The  topic this year was “Healthy Soils are Full of Life.” Eupora Elementary School had 22…

New bride ruins husband’s best suit

By Roger Alford A man came home from the office and found his new bride sobbing uncontrollably. “I feel terrible,” she said. “I was ironing your blue suit, and I burned a big hole in the seat of your trousers.”…

County declared federal disaster area

From Press Reports Gov. Phil Bryant has announced that President Donald Trump declared Webster and eight other counties federal disaster areas Monday afternoon from severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding that hit Mississippi on April 30. Webster, Adams, Calhoun,…

School district among top 10 on literacy test

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times The Webster County School District’s pass rate on the Third-Grade Reading Assessment placed it among the top 10 highest-performing districts on the test. The Mississippi Department of Education on Thursday released school- and district-level…

Mulberry Festival

Mulberry Festival rates large success again By Terry Harpole MATHISTON — After many festivals held in Mathiston City Park, many people have said, “This was the best one yet.” But the Mathiston Civic League sponsored yet another Mulberry Festival on…