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Town’s Easter parade, egg hunt part of Boucherie weekend

Tylertown’s annual Easter parade and egg hunt and the South Mississippi Boucherie all take place the same weekend this year. Both the parade and hunt are open to children 10 and under. Organizers say both Chamber events are family activities and should complement one another. The parade begins Saturday, March 23, at 10 a.m. at…

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Purina Chick Days at Walthall Co-op

Purina Chick Days will take place Friday, Feb. 23, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Walthall Co-op. Stop in to get your chicks and learn why Purina feed will enhance your flock. The first 25 customers to buy 5 or more chicks will receive $1 off poultry items.

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Zetas Go Red community heart health event

The Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., Delta Alpha Upsilon Zeta Chapter will be having a community heart health event Saturday, Feb. 17, from 12 noon – 2 PM at Gaye Jordan Associates parking lot at 1737 Beulah Ave in Tylertown. Activities include heart health talks, line dancing, CPR demonstrations, blood pressure checks, Zumba and strength…

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Absentee voting underway now

Absentee voting is underway for the March Presidential and House and Senate primaries. Slates of candidates for both parties will appear on their separate party ballots. You can vote absentee at the circuit clerk’s office at the county courthouse from 8-5 Monday through Friday. The office will be open the two Saturdays prior to the…

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NAACP banquet Feb. 24

NAACP banquet Feb. 24 The 37th annual Tylertown / Walthall NAACP Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Fund Banquet is Saturday, Feb. 24, at 7 PM at Southwest Events Center. The theme this year is “NAACP: Thriving Together.” Wayne Martin is the active president. Admission is $25 for adults and $6 for children age 10 and…

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Feb. 12 voter registration deadline for March primaries

Mississippians of voting age who are not registered to vote have until Feb. 12 to register in order to vote in the March party primaries. The March primaries include Democratic and Republican choices for president, as well as candidates for U.S House and Senate. Registration can be accomplished at the Circuit Clerk’s office at the…

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Let the good times roll: Boucherie returns March 23

The South Mississippi Boucherie takes on a Mardi Gras theme this year when it returns to Southwest Events Center, Saturday, March 23. “Let the Good Times Roll” sets the mood for the event, one of the first barbeque competitions of the year sanctioned by the Memphis Barbeque Network. Professionals and amateur cooking teams will arrive…

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Miss Hospitality to be chosen at Feb. 3 tea

Walthall’s 2024 Miss Hospitality selection tea will be Saturday, Feb. 3, at Citizens Bank. Application forms can be picked up at any of the three banks in town and must be turned in by Feb. 2. Among requirements, entrants must be a resident of Mississippi; must represent the contestant’s hometown or home county, not the…

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21 year old held on murder

A 21-year-old man is held by Walthall authorities, charged with first degree murder following a shooting incident over the weekend. Sheriff Kyle Breland said Jason Antonio Torres, 21, of Willie Grindle Road, was jailed after the body of Jose Castillo Vega was discovered in a mobile home behind a residence at 31 Willie Grindle Road…

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