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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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Town aldermen okay beer sales for barbeque event

Tylertown’s city board approved a special-event beer license for the South Mississippi Boucherie Barbeque Event to be held Sept. 10-11 at Southwest Events Center. After the board’s 4-1 vote, the application goes to the Mississippi Department of Revenue for the final approval. Ald. Fred Lambert voted against the measure, while the remaining four aldermen all…

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Board having second thoughts about former grocery property purchase

Some county supervisors are having second thoughts about the county’s purchase of the former Sunflower grocery building and parking lot, located across Magnolia Avenue, southwest of the Walthall County Courthouse. Some board members told The Times they had agreed to look at the purchase with the understanding that either party could back out of the…

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Missing girl found drowned at resort swimming pool

An 11-year-old girl reported missing Wednesday, July 14, at an RV resort near Walker’s Bridge was found drowned in a swimming pool. Sheriff Kyle Breland said the child was reported missing about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon at Paradise Ranch Resort off Hwy. 48 West. He said a family member made the 911 call to the…

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