Area News

Kids still get a lunch, snack

Walthall County School District Child Nutrition Program is serving curb-side, grab and go meals to all children ages 0-18, including those who do not attend Walthall County School District. Distribution of meals is from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm at Tylertown Elementary School, Broad Street. Child must be present to receive a meal. Each child…

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Janice Brock gets National DAR Award

By Janice Fortenberry Janice Brock of Tylertown recently received a prestigious award from the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, namely the Historic Preservation Recognition Award. The award is given to individuals who have done remarkable work at the community level to preserve history. This award recognizes achievements in all areas of historic preservation…

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Market Max’s bypass location closed for new building

Market Max, the Hwy. 98 bypass location on Plaza Drive, shut down last Monday morning for what company officials expect to be a three to four week period in order to transition to the new building, which has been constructed directly behind the old building. To accomplish the removal of the old building, construction of…

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Vietnam Veterans event is March 28

The 7th annual Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Event is Saturday, March 28, at Harvest Time Guesthouse, 413 Hwy. 98 West. In keeping with President Obama’s proclamation encouraging Americans to honor its Vietnam veterans from 2012-2015, the 13-year period representing each year of the war, Tylertown’s Veterans Event Committee this year honors Vietnam veterans including the…

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Barbecue event growing

Publicity has been distributed and interest is picking up for the South Mississippi Boucherie Barbeque Competition March 27-28 at Southwest Events Center. Committee member, Stephen Pigott, said Friday entries were picking up as the deadline for entries approached. Entries had been received in both amateur and professional categories.

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New Miss Hospitality crowned

Lundyn Rayne Huhn is the county’s new Miss Hospitality. She was crowned over the weekend and will represent the county at numerous events for the next year, including the upcoming South Mississippi Boucherie Barbeque Competition, Dairy Festival and Chamber-sponsored events. She will also represent the county in the state Miss Hospitality competition in Hattiesburg later…

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Andre Smith tracks the weather for the Ole Miss

What’s the forecast? If you’re at Ole Miss and looking for the weather outlook, Tylertown senior, Anre Smith, is the Ole Miss weatherman, seen daily on the University’s TV channel visible all over campus. Smith, a senior from Tylertown, is seated at the university’s television weather desk, where he gives periodic weather updates throughout the…

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2020 Walthall Dairy Fest T-shirt design is ready for purchase

The new 2020 Dairy Festival T-shirts have arrived and are ready for purchase. Dairy Fest committee member, Ryan Bruhl, has already outfitted family members with the shirts, available in a variety of sizes to fit just about everyone. Bruhl says by purchasing a shirt now and wearing it just about always gets a compliment from…

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Dillon receives Silver Beaver Award

Dr. Andy Dillon attended the Andrew Jackson Council Eagle Scout Banquet on Feb. 7 and received the Silver Beaver Award for distinguished service to the Council. “Without so many great people supporting me, I could not have achieved this honor. Thanks to Melissa, Montgomery, and Makinley for joining me on this Scouting journey. We are…

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