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County buys former grocery building

Walthall County now owns the former Sunflower building. Board attorney Conrad Mord said the deal had been closed Oct. 1 after finalizing the purchase from Mounger Properties. The board has considered renovating the building to provide office space and more space for court, but a quick survey of courthouse offices has found little willingness to…

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Salem falls to Taylorsville; play Enterprise Friday

The Wildcats dropped to 0-6 on the year, 0-3 in district play following Friday’s loss to Taylorsville. The Taylorsville Tartars scored 21 points in each of the first two quarters to take a halftime lead of 42-0 into the locker room. Following the halftime break both teams scored a touchdown, less extra point, in the…

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Chiefs spoil Franklinton’s homecoming

By Glenn Allen THS Sports For a while it looked like Franklinton’s Demons would be a shutout win for the Chiefs, but a touchdown and field goal late in the game put Franklinton on the board. The Chiefs walked away with a 56-10 win when the horn sounded to end the game. The Chiefs’ Amerion…

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Peggy Martin

Peggy Martin March 31, 1934 – Oct. 9, 2021 Graveside services for Peggy Jean Martin, 87, of Tylertown, were set for Oct. 12, 2021, at Tylertown Cemetery with Rev. Vann Windom officiating. Mrs. Martin died Oct. 9, 2021. She was born March 31, 1934, in Tylertown to the late Seth and Mamie Beard. Along with…

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Breast Cancer Awareness month; Oct. 22 is ‘Pink Day’

Plans are underway for the observance of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the town will observe “Pink Day” Friday, Oct. 22. A photo display of both breast cancer survivors and victims will take place at the Tylertown Post Office. A drop box in the post office lobby is available for anyone wanting to…

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Chamber of Commerce registration for Customer Appreciation begins

Registration for the Chamber of Commerce’s Customer Appreciation gets under way Friday with the following merchants participating: Jones Furniture, grand prize donor of a free La-Z-Boy recliner; Tylertown Times, a two-year Walthall subscription; WTYL, two country music CDs; McDonald’s of Tylertown, awarding two $25 gift cards; Rawls Jewelry awarding two $50 gift certificates; Trustmark Bank,…

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Wildcats fall to Resurrection 42-6

Salem’s Wildcats had another tough go of it Friday falling to visiting Resurrection Catholic. Salem faced Resurrection’s ground attack as the Eagles racked up 331 rushing yards for six touchdowns. The Pascagoula school mounted a 20-0 lead at the halftime horn. In the third quarter the Eagles chalked up 14 more points. Salem managed a…

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Chiefs open region play with 58-0 win

By Glenn Allen THS Sports Tylertown’s Chiefs upped their record to 6-0 with a 58-0 shutout of the visiting Franklin County Bulldogs Friday night before a homecoming audience. The Chiefs led the Bulldogs 32-0 at the end of the first quarter of play. At the half, the Chiefs were out in front 46-0. Tylertown’s first…

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Pell Wheless

Pell Wheless May 24, 1955 – Sept. 28, 2021 Funeral services for Pet Pell Wheless, 66, of Tylertown, were Oct. 2, 2021, at New Bethel Primitive Baptist Church with Rev. Ricky Myers officiating, interment at Tylertown Cemetery. Mrs. Wheless died Sept. 28, 2021, at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg. She was born May 24, 1955,…

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Charles Gatlin

Charles Gatlin Sept. 18, 1946 – Sept. 18, 2021 Charles Louis Gatlin, 75, of Tylertown, died Sept. 18, 2021, at Walthall General Hospital. Born Sept. 18, 1946, in Tylertown, he was the son of the late Jack Gatlin and the late Aldonia Conerly Gatlin. Gatlin moved from Tylertown to Benton Harbor, MI, where he worked…

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