Eupora Mayor Lamar Dumas says it’s important for the city to have an accurate population count during the 2020 U.S. Census.
Addressing the Board of Aldermen on Aug. 5, he pointed out that Eupora barely meets the requirements of a city with a population of 2,175 as recorded in the last census.
The Aug. 5 meeting of the Eupora Board of Aldermen again included the topic of blighted properties in the city.
Eupora aldermen have authorized payment of a “transfer reimbursement” to the city of Starkville for a police officer’s training expenses.
The reimbursement involves the training of Officer David Fonseca, who the city of Eupora initially hired as a part-time non-certified police officer trainee in October 2016.
WALTHALL —Webster County leaders have been busy preparing the budget for the upcoming fiscal year,
The Board of Supervisors began working on the budget on July 23, and continued doing so on July 29, July 31, Aug. 5-7 and Monday. The board recessed until 8:30 a.m. Thursday for another budget work session.
ACKERMAN — Former Webster County Sheriff Tim Mitchell has been sentenced to 15 years in prison, weeks after pleading guilty to four felony charges. A former investigator was sentenced to 10 years on related charges.
One of the candidates for Northern District transportation commissioner made a campaign stop in Eupora last week.
Republican candidate John Caldwell of Nesbit swung through Webster County on Friday. He is promoting better roads and better jobs, and said he believes Mississippi can move quickly to make a real difference.
WALTHALL — County employees have completed their move into the new Webster County Courthouse and it is now open to the public.