Suspect returns TV to owner following Facebook post

A suspect in a larceny investigation returned the television he’s shown carrying up a flight of stairs last Tuesday after he realized he’d been caught in the act on a surveillance video. Tylertown Police posted a still taken from the video on their Facebook page shortly after the missing television was discovered by its owner,…

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Student sues school after being shoved into a clothes dryer

A suit filed against the Walthall County School district March 25 in circuit court on behalf of a minor student seeks compensation for “damages for personal injuries and personal disability…for an amount that will compensate…for all medical expenses he incurred and will incur in the future.” In addition it seeks compensation for the plaintiff’s “past,…

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Melvin Harrison Jr.

Melvin Harrison Jr. Aug. 6, 1974 – May 5, 2020 Melvin Harrison, Jr. 45, of Hattiesburg, died May 5, 2020. He was born Aug. 6, 1974, in New Orleans to Melvin, Sr. and Dora Walker Harrison. A graveside service was May 16, 2020, in Tylertown City Cemetery with Rev. Charles Shaffer officiant. They later moved…

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Local plant seeks 80+ workers

Brigade Manufacturing is still looking to add additional workers even after holding a job fair at the plant last week. The plant needs 80+ workers as machine operators, supervisors, technicians and general laborers. You may still apply for positions by applying online at www.tylertownmade.com/jobs or print out the application, fill it out and drop it…

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Tornado victims can apply for disaster assistance

Walthall county residents can now apply for federal disaster assistance under FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program for uninsured damages and losses as a result of the severe storms, tornados, straight-line winds, and flooding on April 12. Walthall was among several other counties added to the disaster declaration signed by the President on April 16, along…

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James ‘Buddy’ Wood

James ‘Buddy’ Wood A private graveside service for James Russell “Buddy” Wood of Franklinton was held April 2, 2020, at Ellis Cemetery. He died March 29, 2020 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home. He was the owner/operator of an upholstery repair business Buddy’s Trim Shop for many years. He also had worked as an electrician for…

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John Buccola

John Buccola Nov. 26, 1938 – May 10, 2020 A graveside service for John Anthony Buccola, 81, of Tylertown, was May 13, 2020, at Tylertown Cemetery II with Father Tommy Conway officiating. Buccola died at Collins State Veterans Home in Collins May 10, 2020. He was born Nov. 26, 1938, in New Orleans to the…

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Dorothy Conerly

Dorothy Conerly Oct. 14, 1933 – May 8, 2020 Dorothy Conerly, 67 of Tylertown, died May 1, 2020, at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg. Ms. Conerly was born March 31, 1957, in Jayess to the late Clarence Conerly, Sr. and Bertha Davis. A graveside service was May 9, 2020, at Old China Grove Methodist Church…

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Jessie Robertson

Jessie Robertson Feb. 19, 1943 – May 1, 2020 Jessie Dean Robertson, 77 of Tylertown, died May 1, 2020, in her residence. Mrs. Robertson was born Feb. 19, 1943, in Walthall County to Otis Lenoir and LuVerta Anderson-Lenoir. A graveside service was at Knoxo COGIC May 9, 2020, interment at Knoxo COGIC Cemetery. She was…

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Bennie Waldrop Sr.

Bennie Waldrop Sr. Oct. 14, 1933 – May 8, 2020 Bennie Lawrence Waldrop Sr., 86, died May 8, 2020 at his home. He was born Oct. 14, 1933, in Tylertown. He was one of ten children. He has always been a hard worker. He was an U.S. Army Veteran and a retiree from Greyhound. He…

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