Townwide Halloween party set for Friday, Oct. 30

The town’s annual Halloween Party takes place Friday, Oct. 30, from 3-5 p.m. as kids under 10 visit participating businesses for Halloween treats after school. The Halloween Party will also serve as the town’s trick or treat hours this year, as the town board decided against setting aside the usual 5-7 p.m. hours because of…

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Adopt-a-Family applications available to be picked up

Walthall’s Adopt-a-Family Christmas program has opened its application period. Applications are available at the Walthall Circuit Clerk’s office. Circuit clerk Vernon Alford said his office acts as a central location to pick up applications, but otherwise has no connection with the local Christmas charity. To be eligible for Adopt-a-Family you must be a resident of…

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Register for Chamber’s Customer Appreciation prize drawing Oct. 30

A prize drawing for a free La-Z-Boy recliner grand prize and dozens of other prizes donated by participating stores will be given away at the conclusion of Tylertown’s Customer Appreciation Days, Friday, Oct. 30, at the Centennial Square gazebo. The prize drawings begin at 4 p.m. while the town’s Halloween Party is underway. To register,…

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County dodges severe damage from Delta

Hurricane Delta made landfall as a Category 2 storm about a dozen miles east of where Hurricane Laura struck a few weeks earlier. Delta came ashore with 100 mph winds Friday evening at Creole, La., not far from Cameron, where the center of Laura had crossed inland earlier. The effects of Delta were more visible…

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Friday night games moved to Thursday; Chiefs shut out, Salem game cancelled

Friday night football games were moved ahead in this area of Mississippi due to the threat of Hurricane Delta in the Gulf of Mexico. The Salem-Lumberton game was bumped ahead but heavy rains and the threat of lightning caused school officials to cancel the game. Meantime, Tylertown’s Chiefs went ahead with their game against Seminary,…

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Richard Blackwell

Richard Blackwell Jan. 19, 1959 – Oct. 3, 2020 Funeral services for Richard W. “Ricky” Blackwell, 61, of Foxworth, were Oct. 5, 2020, at Colonial Funeral Home, Columbia, with Rev. Glen Nace officiating. He died Oct. 3, 2020. Born Jan. 19, 1959, at Racine, Wisc., he was a lifelong resident of Marion County. Blackwell worked…

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Alvin Richoux Sr.

Alvin Richoux Sr. Dec. 3, 1954 – Oct. 4, 2020 Funeral services for Alvin Joseph Richoux, Sr., 65, of Tylertown, were Oct. 7, 2020, at Hartman-Hughes Funeral Home. Richoux died at St. Tammy Hospital in Covington Oct. 4, 2020. He was born Dec. 3, 1954, in Raceland, LA, to the late Herbert Richoux and Rowena…

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Marilyn Stinson

Marilyn Stinson Aug. 13, 1933 – Oct. 10, 2020 Funeral services for Marilyn Stinson, 87, of Tylertown, was Oct. 13, 2020, at Capps Funeral Home with Rev. Justin Knight officiating. Mrs. Stinson died at The Claiborne in McComb Oct. 10, 2020. She was born Aug. 13, 1933, in Tylertown, to the late Lela and Tillie…

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Samuel Louis Johnson

Samuel Louis Johnson Aug. 8, 1940 – Oct. 5, 2020 Memorial services for Samuel Louis Johnson, 80, of Tylertown will be held at New Bethel Primitive Baptist Church at a later date with Eld. Mickey Myers officiating. Johnson died at Walthall General Hospital in Tylertown Oct. 5, 2020. He was born Aug. 8, 1940, in…

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Maxine Martin

Maxine Martin April 7, 1931 – Oct. 6, 2020 Maxine McKenzie Martin, 89, died Oct. 6, 2020. She was born on April 7, 1931, in Tylertown, where she lived her life until moving to Baton Rouge her last six years. She was preceded in death by her parents Sam and Autimeese McKenzie, her husband Edward…

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