Obituary – SSGT Edward Lee Smith

Maben, MS
SSGT Edward Lee Smith, 66 of Maben, MS, died March 27, 2016 at his residence.
Born June 17, 1949 in Aberdeen, MS, he was the son of the late Hollis Alton and Earlene (Kimbell) Smith. He … Read more

Obituary – Ms. Linda Davis Wills

Ackerman, MS

Linda Davis WIlls, 65, a retired certified nursing assistant and caregiver, passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at her residence in Ackerman, MS. Ms. Wills was born December 13, 1950. She was a member of the Chester Baptist … Read more

Obituary – Mr. Billy R. Ray

Ackerman, MS

Billy R. Ray, 76, a retired factory worker for Hackney and Hardwire, passed away Saturday March 26, 2016 at the Choctaw Regional Medical Center in Ackerman, MS. Mr. Ray was born October 11, 1939 in Choctaw County, MS. … Read more

Obituary – Mrs. Clarice Iantha Crenshaw

Clarice Iantha Crenshaw, a resident of Concordia Nursing Home in Bella Vista, AR, peacefully departed this life on December 5, 2015, with family members at her bedside. The world lost a sweet, sassy, and classy lady. Ms. Clarice was 93. … Read more

County’s unemployment rate unchanged


By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

Webster County’s unemployment rate was unchanged in January, based on figures provided by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.

January’s unemployment rate was 8.3 percent, the same as in December. The jobless rate was … Read more