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District clarifies tax note process

vFrom Press, Staff Reports Webster County Schools will assess millage only as a last resort and if necessary to repay a tax note being issued to cover the cost of construction at East Webster High School’s campus in Cumberland. As…

City sales tax revenue up

City sales tax collections in August were up more than $3,700 over the same month a year earlier. Sales tax revenue for August reached $37,936 in Eupora, an 11 percent increase over the $34,200 collected in August 2011. Collections since…

Fred’s honors local pharmacist

From Press Reports As part of its celebration of American Pharmacists Month in October, fred’s Pharmacy, a chain of more than 340 pharmacies, is honoring Butch Bagwell, fred’s pharmacist in Eupora. Fred’s American Pharmacists Month Recognition Program invited fred’s Pharmacy…

Fall produce featured at market

By Jane Collins, Manager Maben Farmers’ Market MABEN — The Maben Farmers’ Market featured large quantities of fall produce Saturday. William Shaw offered his usual variety of greens, collards, tomatoes and fresh peanuts. I purchased a mess of collards and…

Vaughan receives Hinds scholarship

The Hinds Community College Foundation recognized its 2012-13 scholarship recipients, donors and honorees at a scholarship reception Sept. 27 at the Muse Center on the Rankin campus. Among those recognized was recipient Ashley Vaughan of Mantee, who received the Mary…

Walk for Diabetes this weekend

Walkers, runners, bicyclers and skaters alike will join friends, family members, co-workers and pets to walk for a healthier Mississippi on Sunday, when Columbus hosts Mississippi’s Walk for Diabetes at The Riverwalk, just south of U.S. 82 at U.S. 45.…

Calendar of Events

Mobile WIN Job Center The Mobile WIN Job Center will set up shop from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 25 at the former Garan factory on Highway 9 South in Eupora. The mobile units are valuable tools for job…

Coalition applauds local smokefree town

From Press Reports The Mississippi Tobacco-Free Coalition of Choctaw, Montgomery and Webster Counties congratulates the town of Mathiston for protecting the health of citizens from exposure to secondhand smoke through comprehensive smokefree air ordinances. “It is important to recognize these…

Seining for prawns muddy job

By Dottie Dewberry For the WPT Sept. 29 was the day to drain the pond, capture the prawns, wash them off, ice them, sack them up and sell them by the pound out at the Simmons Farm out in the…

Jobless rate drops 2 percent in Webster County

From Press, Staff Reports Webster County’s unemployment rate dropped 2 percent in August, the latest figures show. The August jobless rate was 10.7 percent, which compares to 12.7 percent in July and 13.6 percent in August 2011. Out of a…