Sales tax collections released for area cities

From Staff Reports Sales tax revenue numbers that reflect April sales are in from the Mississippi Department of Revenue for local municipalities. MDR collects 81.5 percent of the 7 percent sales tax from municipalities and distributes the remaining 18.5 percent…

Fire destroys Mantee One Stop

From Staff Reports Fire destroyed a convenience store on Highway 15 in Mantee early Sunday morning. A passing motorist saw and reported the fire at Mantee One Stop about 2:10 a.m., EMA Director/Fire Coordinator Barry Rushing said. No one was…

Nick Jones, 20, dies in Stewart crash

By Tish Butts Staff Writer The Winona Times WINONA – A motorist was killed in a two-vehicle collision in Stewart on June 15. Nicholas Clay “Nick” Jones, 20, of Stewart died at the scene after his 2001 Chevrolet Impala was…

1 injured in Cadaretta crash

From Staff Reports One person was injured in a two-vehicle accident last week on Cadaretta Road in Webster County. The accident occurred about 9:25 a.m. June 14 half a mile from the Carver Road intersection at the Grenada County line.…

Children enjoy summer reading program

By Librarian Fran Smith Webster County Library Eager preschool children arrived at Webster County Library for the second summer reading program June 15 to hear Ms. Pat read “Split, Splat,” a story about playing in the rain. They sang several…

Board approves emergency building repairs

From Staff Reports The Webster County School Board has approved emergency repairs to the Career and Technology Center. As previously reported, the board on May 24 approved a resolution expressing intent to borrow money (limited-tax note issue) to reroof the…