Board accepts courthouse tract timber bid

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

Webster County leaders have accepted a lone bid for the sale of timber on the proposed courthouse site in Walthall.

Meeting Jan. 7, the Board of Supervisors accepted FJH Logging’s bid of $3,000 for … Read more

20 candidates file qualifying papers

From Staff Reports

Twenty people had filed qualifying papers to run as candidates for county offices as of Monday afternoon.

The qualifying period began Jan. 1 and ends at 5 p.m. Feb. 27. The primary election is Aug. 4 and … Read more

Aldermen approve raises for 3

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Burgess gives her ACLP Grant presentation about Eupora’s “Down on Dunn” project to the city board.

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

Eupora aldermen approved raises for three department heads during the city board’s first meeting of 2015.

The vote came after discussion of compensation for the police chief, street superintendent and city clerk on Jan. … Read more

Mathiston man dies serving life sentence

Smith

By Daniel Brunty
The Webster Progress-Times

A Mathiston man serving a life sentence for murder was found dead last week in his unit at the Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman.

Thomas Tearle Smith, 38, was housed at Unit 28 of … Read more