Vaccines distributed in three phases

The state is using a phased approach to distribute the new coronavirus vaccines to the public. Phase 1A, the first round of vaccinations, is being implemented. It is to cover frontline healthcare workers, first responders and select additional groups. While estimates of 200,000 total doses are required to fully implement Phase 1A, State Health Officer…

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Bid let for completion of frontage road

Aldermen accepted bids last week for the final phase of the frontage road project north and adjacent to the Hwy 98 bypass. The latest phase calls for resurfacing of Plaza Drive from Guy’s Pharmacy west to Hwy 583. Overall, the project has been about two years in the making. The first phase involved construction of…

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Alfreda Watts

Alfreda Watts March 1, 1932 – Dec. 28, 2020 Alfreda Wood Watts, 88, of Tylertown, died in McComb Dec. 28, 2020. She was born March 1, 1932, in Tylertown to the late Alma and Henry Wood. She was also preceded in death by her husband William Leroy Watts. Mrs. Watts was a member of Tylertown…

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Bonnie Hoffpauir Wright

Bonnie Hoffpauir Wright Funeral services for Bonnie Hoffpauir Wright, 77, of Covington, La., were Dec. 30, 2020, atEbenezer Nazarene Church, Indian Bayou, La. She died Dec. 24, at the Trace in Mandeville, La. Daughter of the late Robert Carl Hoffpauir and Bernice Hoffpauir Crawford, she was born in Crowley, La., and spent her younger years…

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Gloria Shaw

Gloria Shaw Jan. 28, 1941 – Dec. 16, 2020 Gloria Shaw, 78, died Dec. 16, 2020, in Chicago, IL. She was born to the late Lexie Brown and Keeler Manning on Jan. 28, 1941, in Jayess. Services were Dec. 26, 2020 in the Salem Baptist Church cemetery, Jayess, with burial to follow, Rev. Edward Herron…

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Walter Allange

Walter Allange Oct. 9, 1935 – Dec. 15, 2020 Walter K. Allange, 85, died Dec. 15, 2020. Survivors include two sons, Brian (Janice) Allange and Stephan (Stacey) Allange; two grandsons, Justin and Brandon; one brother, Ronald (Pat) Allange; two special nieces, Linda (Mark) Gamel and Brenda Huhn of Tylertown; furbaby companion, Charley. Allange was a…

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Jimmy “J.C.” Carson

Jimmy “J.C.” Carson Feb. 11, 1943 – Dec. 18, 2020 Jimmy Clyde “JC” Carson, 77, of McComb, died Dec. 18, 2020, at his residence in McComb. Born Feb, 11, 1943, in Walthall County, he was the son of the late Willie Carson and Zellie Smith Carson. He joined Antioch MBC at an early age and…

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Gerald Dowell

Gerald Dowell Nov. 9, 1963 – Dec. 23, 2020 Gerald Devon Dowell, 57, of McComb, native of Tylertown, died Dec. 23, 2020, at Southwest Regional Medical Center following a brief illness. Dowell was born Nov. 9, 1963, in Walthall County to the late Catherine and Eddie Causey Graveside services were Dec. 29, 2020, at Tylertown…

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Wesley Leissinger

Wesley Leissinger Jan. 2, 1923 – Jan. 2, 2021 Wesley Pierce Leissinger, 98, died Jan. 2, 2021. Funeral services will be private, interment in Tylertown. She was preceded in death by her husband Henry Leissinger, parents Arlie and Lyda Pierce, two sisters Betty Jane Pierce and Iris Brock; and two brothers Malcon Pierce and Curtis…

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Christopher Broom

Christopher Broom June 2, 1962 – Dec. 27, 2020 Christopher “Chris” Columbus Broom, 58, a resident of Dexter, died Dec. 27, 2020, at UMC, Jackson. A service was Dec. 31, 2020, at Dexter Pentecostal Church with Rev. Jerry Terrell officiating. Broom was born June 2, 1962, in Tylertown, the son of Roland Broom and Effie…

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