Monthly Archives: February 2013

Sales tax revenue drops in December

From Staff Reports December sales tax collections were down in Eupora and Mathiston, according to the latest Mississippi Department of Revenue report. Eupora’s December sales tax revenues were $36,347, a 31.5 percent decrease from $53,111 in December 2011. Collections since…

County continues recovery measures

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Webster County officials and others continue to deal with issues stemming from last month’s fire that destroyed the Courthouse in Walthall: This is a timeline of related motions approved and matters discussed in meetings…

Drugs, money, guns seized in traffic stop

From Press, Staff Reports A weekend traffic stop led to the arrest of a woman on felony drug charges and the seizure of drugs, guns and thousands of dollars. The Webster County Sheriff’s Department’s K-9 unit made the traffic stop…

Obituaries

Ruby Faye Dean Feb. 23, 2013 Services for Ruby Faye Dean, 72, of Eupora were Feb. 25, 2013, at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman with the Revs. Michael Mann and Coy Fulgham officiating. Burial was in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. She…

Calendar of Events

Hamburger plate Relay fundraiser Hamburger/cheeseburger plate lunches will be available March 1 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Mississippi HomeCare of Eupora, located on the corner of Main Street (North Dunn and West Roane). The lunch includes burger and fixings, chips,…

Williamson recounts mission trips

By Librarian Fran Smith Webster County Public Library Willie Ree Williamson spoke at the meeting of Friends of the Webster County Public Library on Feb. 11. She and her husband, Gene, have made a number of trips to Haiti with…

High School spring sports info sought

By Austin Bishop Webster Progress-Times The spring sports season is officially under way and your local paper is interested in covering our local high school, junior college and college athletes. All local high school coaches, athletic directors, scorekeepers and boosters…

Mitchell’s Eagles looking for consistency in season

By Austin Bishop Webster Progress Times Eupora High School baseball coach Brad Mitchell says his team’s formula for success this season is really a pretty simple equation: throw strikes, play solid defense, and scratch out as many runs as possible.…

Sports Schedules

THURSDAY, FEB. 28 Prep Baseball TBA — Winona Tournament (Weir entered) 7:30 p.m. — Ackerman at Grenada Prep Softball 4 p.m. — Weir at Ethel 6 p.m. — East Webster at Vardaman 6:30 p.m. — Louisville at Noxapater FRIDAY, MARCH…