Texas couple visits area first time in years

From Press Reports MABEN — On Feb. 15, Robert “Bob” Bothwell and his wife, Sue, came to Maben and Starkville for the first time since 1972. The Bothwells now live in Fort Worth, Texas, and he has many relatives in…

EFUMC crowns Mardi Gras Royal Court

From Church Reports The Eupora First United Methodist Church celebrated its fifth annual Mardi Gras Pancake Supper with the crowning of a Royal Court. “In the past we have only crowned a king and queen, but this year our Social…

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…