Area News

Townwide Halloween party set for Friday, Oct. 30

The town’s annual Halloween Party takes place Friday, Oct. 30, from 3-5 p.m. as kids under 10 visit participating businesses for Halloween treats after school. The Halloween Party will also serve as the town’s trick or treat hours this year, as the town board decided against setting aside the usual 5-7 p.m. hours because of…

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Adopt-a-Family applications available to be picked up

Walthall’s Adopt-a-Family Christmas program has opened its application period. Applications are available at the Walthall Circuit Clerk’s office. Circuit clerk Vernon Alford said his office acts as a central location to pick up applications, but otherwise has no connection with the local Christmas charity. To be eligible for Adopt-a-Family you must be a resident of…

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Register for Chamber’s Customer Appreciation prize drawing Oct. 30

A prize drawing for a free La-Z-Boy recliner grand prize and dozens of other prizes donated by participating stores will be given away at the conclusion of Tylertown’s Customer Appreciation Days, Friday, Oct. 30, at the Centennial Square gazebo. The prize drawings begin at 4 p.m. while the town’s Halloween Party is underway. To register,…

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County dodges severe damage from Delta

Hurricane Delta made landfall as a Category 2 storm about a dozen miles east of where Hurricane Laura struck a few weeks earlier. Delta came ashore with 100 mph winds Friday evening at Creole, La., not far from Cameron, where the center of Laura had crossed inland earlier. The effects of Delta were more visible…

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Salem youth chicken dinner is Oct. 10

Salem Baptist Church youth are sponsoring a chicken dinner fundraiser Saturday, Oct. 10, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the church to raise funds for next year’s youth trip. Tickets are $10, available from youth leader, Stephanie Walker, 601-303-5915, and from church youth. Plates consist of a grilled chicken quarter, green beans, baked beans, bread and cake.…

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Local candidates to appear on Nov. 3 election ballot

The field of local candidates running in the November general election has been finalized with the closing of the qualifying window. Circuit Clerk Vernon Alford said at the close of qualifying the listing of local candidates, including the regular school board election for district five; election commissioners from all five districts; and two special elections–fourth…

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Santa has a mask in 2020 Christmas in the Park ornament

Christmas in the Park, despite coronavirus, is in the works for the year. Part of Tylertown’s annual holiday attraction includes a commemorative ornament issued each year, and the 2020 Christmas in the Park attraction is no different. Available for just $15 from Citizens Bank or The Tylertown Times, this year’s limited edition ornaments are sure…

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Marion Theater reopens

Columbia’s Marion Theater is open again! Seating is limited to social distancing regulations as allowed by the Centers for Disease Conrol and patrons are asked to mask. For weekly showings call 601-444-9232.

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Disagreement to be heard by the board, possibly justice court

An incident between two county employees that board of supervisors’ attorney Conrad Mord says will probably be heard in executive session may also end up in justice court, according to an affidavit received prior to review by judges and filing of charges. The incident reportedly involves a disagreement between Cindy Ginn, comptroller of the county,…

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