Local kindergartners make reading gains

From Press and Staff Reports

The results of Mississippi’s first statewide assessment of learning in kindergarten show that the majority of the state’s youngest students have made significant gains this academic year, including those in Webster County.

More than 40,000 … Read more

‘Art in the Park’



Students of Chip Powell display their artwork and crafts during “Art in the Park.”

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Bio of Mathiston’s Clegg nears release

Hugh Clegg

For the Progress-Times

A biography of Mathiston native Hugh Clegg will be released in June, according to the University Press of Mississippi.

The biography, “Troutmouth: The Two Careers of Hugh Clegg,” was written by retired University of Mississippi professor Ronald … Read more