ACT scores for district’s juniors increase

From Press & Staff Reports The Mississippi Department of Education has released the results from the statewide administration of the ACT to all high school juniors in the 2015-16 school year, revealing the percentage of students meeting the benchmark scores…

Round and round

RUSSELL HOOD/STAFF Playing on the merry-go-round at Whites Creek Lake Park are Kamrie Hargrove and cousins Skylar Peeples and Emmarie Patterson, who are sisters. The girls were enjoying the playground Monday evening while Skylar and Emmarie’s mother, LaShonda Hill, walked…

Jobless rate drops to 6.7 percent

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Webster County’s unemployment rate decreased nine-tenths of a percentage point to 6.7 percent in July. According to Mississippi Department of Employment Security labor statistics, the county is 31st highest (tied with two others) out…

Local leather goods company shares history

From School Reports Recently the world history class of Calhoun City High School learned that the success of business lies not in the size of the town in which it operates, but through the vision of its entrepreneurs. Today Bellefontaine…

Obituaries

Clyde W. Draine Aug. 19, 2016 Services for Clyde William Draine, 71, of Columbus, Georgia, were Aug. 26, 2016, at Mt. Union Missionary Baptist Church in Eupora. Burial with military honors followed in Churchill Cemetery. He was born Oct. 23,…

Steel mill Rotary Club topic

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Representatives from Steel Dynamics Inc. shared about the company’s Columbus facility at the Aug 23 meeting of the Eupora Rotary Club. Ron Switzer, manager of sales, presented the program and was accompanied by Eric…