Area News

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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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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Hospital contributes to health care, helps drive county’s economy

Walthall General Hospital not only provides needed services for residents, it’s also an industry, providing jobs to some of the most skilled people in the area and incomes that are plowed back into the county. Walthall General Hospital is a critical access facility operating 25 inpatient beds, and a 5 bed Level IV Emergency Dept.…

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Local officials looking for Sunflower replacement

Officials are exploring all options to obtain a replacement for the downtown Sunflower food store, closing this week. Mayor Ed Hughes said town officials, the chamber and business leaders are exploring all options in a search for another food outlet to occupy the location. “We feel it is important to offer residents a choice, and…

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Cogongrass: one of the most invasive grasses

Spring is wonderful time of the year, but it also brings with it the emergence of Cogongrass. It is easily identifiable at this time of the year, as it has a golden brown/tan color. Once it emerges from dormancy, it will be green, then it puts out a fluffy, white seedhead that can be seen…

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Alford reminds board of election; says beer, liquor may make ballot

Discussing the upcoming November election with supervisors last week, circuit clerk Vernon Alford said a liquor proposal may appear on the ballot if a group that discussed getting up a petition is successful in gathering enough signatures. Alford said a drive to collect signatures a couple years ago never gained the amount of names needed.…

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Market opens

While not a total return to normalcy the opening of Tylertown’s Farmers Market is a welcome relief for local residents this week. Market manager Carolyn Horn reminds those using the market that social distancing rules will apply–that is, at least a six foot separation between people. Customers are also being asked to make their selections…

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Coupon booklet has savings, discounts to Times readers

Coupon booklets coming in the May 7 Tylertown Times should interest local shoppers as they are filled with manufacturer’s coupons offering savings and discounts on a variety of home health, household and personal hygiene products. The booklets, from RetailMeNot, feature a downloadable app from Rx saver for up to 80% savings on prescriptions; discounts on…

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