City sales tax collections drop

The city of Eupora’s sales tax collections for June dropped about 15 percent from June 2011 while Mathiston’s collections were up slightly.

Overall sales tax collections in Eupora totaled $36,646, according to the most recent data from the Mississippi Department of Revenue. This is down about $6,300 from the $42,537 collected the same month last year.

Mathiston posted June collections of $16,773, up $133 from the $16,640 collected last June, or about 1 percent.

These figures reflect other area taxes collected on June sales with 2011 figures in parentheses: • Maben: $7,007 ($7,034) • Mantee: $3,184 ($2,516) • Walthall: $2,025 ($3,186)