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County buys former grocery building

Walthall County now owns the former Sunflower building. Board attorney Conrad Mord said the deal had been closed Oct. 1 after finalizing the purchase from Mounger Properties. The board has considered renovating the building to provide office space and more space for court, but a quick survey of courthouse offices has found little willingness to…

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Breast Cancer Awareness month; Oct. 22 is ‘Pink Day’

Plans are underway for the observance of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the town will observe “Pink Day” Friday, Oct. 22. A photo display of both breast cancer survivors and victims will take place at the Tylertown Post Office. A drop box in the post office lobby is available for anyone wanting to…

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Chamber of Commerce registration for Customer Appreciation begins

Registration for the Chamber of Commerce’s Customer Appreciation gets under way Friday with the following merchants participating: Jones Furniture, grand prize donor of a free La-Z-Boy recliner; Tylertown Times, a two-year Walthall subscription; WTYL, two country music CDs; McDonald’s of Tylertown, awarding two $25 gift cards; Rawls Jewelry awarding two $50 gift certificates; Trustmark Bank,…

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Damage to determine FEMA aid

Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is asking the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help determine Hurricane Ida damages over several counties to determine if residents will qualify for storm assistance. The counties included in the request are Walthall, Pike, Amite, Wilkinson, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson and Pearl River. If approved, FEMA will begin validating the initial damage…

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South Mississippi Boucherie Barbecue Festival and Competition Schedule of Events

•Friday–all day check-in for barbeque team competitors. Vendor set-up, 1-6 p.m. (no public events) •Saturday– 6-7:30 a.m. —    •Vendor set up continues. No vehicles/trailers allowed in the arena after 7:30 a.m., no exceptions. 7-10 a.m.–         •Tylertown Rotary Club pancake breakfast. 7 a.m.–               •Check in begins for CardioWorld 5K and…

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COVID affecting athletic events

Not long after Salem Attendance Center announced virtual classes due to COVID cases at the school, Salem Coach Chris McCallum said the school’s athletic events have been affected as well. McCallum said the Wildcats’ first football game of the season, set for Friday, Aug. 27 with St. Andrews has been cancelled. For the present, that…

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WCSO seeks to i.d. possible suspect; reports incidents

Sheriff’s officers responded to several incidents recently, according to the department’s offense records. Kentrell Howard, Old Hwy. 24 East, filed a burglary report. He said someone broke into his mobile home and pulled a gun on him. John Blancett reported a 2018 Kenworth 18-wheeler stolen from Clyde Rhodus Road. Deputy Cole Andrews responded to 139…

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Participates in All-Star baseball games

A senior at Parklane Academy, Sam Crowe, was selected to participate in the 30th annual Mississippi All Star Baseball state games. It’s the second time Crowe has been chosen for the state All-Star baseball event, held on the campus of Meridian Commiunity College. Crowe is the son of Matt and Molly Crowe. He is the…

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Lands sold for 2018 become final Aug. 26

Lands sold for taxes on Aug. 26, 2019, for the 2018 tax year are listed in this week’s Times for both the town and county. Titles to those sold lands will become final to the purchaser unless redeemed prior to the tax sale on or before Aug. 26, 2021. Taxes for the town will need…

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County land sale for delinquent taxes will again be conducted online

The county land sale will be conducted online again this year, says tax assessor/collector Peggy Hilburn. “We will hold the county’s 2021 land sale online beginning at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 30, and ending at 4:30 p.m. or until all parcels are sold,” Hilburn said. The online sales method is popular with buyers, Hilburn said,…

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