Area News

Election to be set after July 6

The board of aldermen will meet July 6 for their first meeting of the new four-year term. At that time the board will declare a vacancy for the Ward 4 position after the elected candidate was disqualified. Once the board declares a vacancy, a special election will be set for the post. Candidates will run…

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Ingall’s Shipbuilding employment opportunities; at Southwest Tuesday

Ingalls Shipbuilding is on the road, and will be a Southwest Mississippi Community College from 9am – 12pm on Tuesday, June 22. They are currently looking for individuals skilled in the folloing trades:  • electrical • pipefitting • pipewelding • shipfitting • welding Head to Southwest and speak with a representative from Ingalls about career…

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Flags mark veterans graves on Memorial Day

Traditionally, for several years, cemetery flags for veterans are made available by American Legion Post 56. The flags are put out at several cemeteries in the county by Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Legion members the Saturday prior to Memorial Day. Daryl Hote donated the funds for the purchase of the flags by the Legion…

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Dairy Fest food vendors

Walthall Dairy Festival food vendors include: • Tylertown First Baptist Church – hotdogs, chili dogs, snowballs, fish, chicken strips, fries, pizza sticks, pickles, candy and drinks; • Calvary Baptist Church – hamburgers, cheeseburgers, fries, funnel cakes, fried oreos, drinks; • Walthall Youth Athletic Assn. – Chicken wings (assorted sauces), walking tacos, pulled pork, Texas and…

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Spring Fling registration underway, drawing at festival

Registration is underway at participating merchants for the Walthall Chamber of Commerce Spring Fling. A La-Z-Boy recliner grand prize, courtesy of Robert Jones at Jones Furniture, will be given away, along with individual store prizes, Saturday, June 5, 5:30 p.m. on stage at the Walthall County Dairy Festival. Chamber retail trade chairman, Katie Craft, points…

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Pigotts remain jailed, charged in connection with Baglio death

Trace Pigott remains charged with second degree murder in the shooting death of Elvis tribute artist, Jason Baglio. Baglio had been shot several times when found at his Denham Springs home. Pigott, 28, is accused of shooting Baglio, his stepfather, in the early morning hours May 8, then fleeing to New Orleans. Pigott’s mother, Michelle…

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Colonial restarts after shut-down

Operators of a 5500-mile fuel pipeline delivering gasoline, diesel and jet fuel to the East Coast was recovering from a cyber-attack last week. Colonial Pipeline was in the process of restarting its operations last Wednesday after a ransomware attack by a n overseas criminal group caused the company to suspend operations for six days. The…

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Pipeline temporarily shut down due to cyberattack

A criminal group originating from Russia named “DarkSide” is believed to be responsible for a ransomware cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline, according to a report on CNN. Monday was the third day the pipeline remained shut down causing concerns about rising fuel prices. Gas prices will likely be affected if the shutdown remains in effect…

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River residents comment on resort plans for sewer treatment facility

For about an hour last Tuesday, opponents to plans by an RV park to construction of a wastewater treatment facility which would discharge into the Bogue Chitto River had their say. A dozen people commented during a virtual public hearing by the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality on plans by Paradise Ranch RV Resort to…

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