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Three to run for alderman

Three candidates have turned in qualifying papers to run in the Aug. 17 special town election to elect an alderman to represent Ward 4. At press time Monday, those who have submitted petitions and qualifying papers are Glenn Allen, Alice Dillon and Frederick Magee Jr. Persons interested in running for the post have until July…

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New virus guidance says older citizens should avoid crowds

By Caleb McCluskey Enterprise Journal The state released new coronavirus guidance following a slow yet steady increase in cases and hospitalizations over the last month and a half. State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs announced the state now recommends anyone over 65 or who is immuno-compromised avoid all mass gatherings – even if they are…

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Ward 4 special election

Aldermen declared a vacancy in Ward 4 and passed a resolution calling a special election for Tuesday, Aug. 17 for voters in the ward to choose someone to fill the seat. Candidates who choose to run have until Wednesday, July 28, at 5 p.m. to submit qualification materials to the city clerk. Meantime, Ald. Carolyn…

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‘Juneteenth:’ first new federal holiday since MLK in 1983

A day of particular significance to Black Americans officially became the first new federal holiday since Martin Luther King Jr. Day was adopted in 1983. “Juneteenth,” officially known as Juneteenth National Independence Day commemorates the emancipation of African-American slaves. President Joe Biden signed the legislation making Juneteenth a national federal holiday on June 17 this…

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Missing person, homicide may be connected

Authorities investigating a possible homicide in Pike County have identified the victim as Derecus Antonio Conerly who was reported missing by his family since June 26. The badly burned body was found near a burned-out vehicle on Jeanette Lane outside Summit Monday. Pike County coroner Wally Jones said the Mississippi Crime Lab was able to…

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The Boucherie is back and better: Sept. 11-12 at Southwest Events Center

A lot of water’s rolled under the bridge since plans were first announced for the South Mississippi Boucherie. But now, finally, with pandemics hopefully past, a date has been set. Sept. 10-11, the barbeque festival is set to kick off at Tylertown’s Southwest Events Center. “Everything’s on go,” Stephen Pigott, spokesman for the Boucherie said.…

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Election to be set after July 6

The board of aldermen will meet July 6 for their first meeting of the new four-year term. At that time the board will declare a vacancy for the Ward 4 position after the elected candidate was disqualified. Once the board declares a vacancy, a special election will be set for the post. Candidates will run…

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Ingall’s Shipbuilding employment opportunities; at Southwest Tuesday

Ingalls Shipbuilding is on the road, and will be a Southwest Mississippi Community College from 9am – 12pm on Tuesday, June 22. They are currently looking for individuals skilled in the folloing trades:  • electrical • pipefitting • pipewelding • shipfitting • welding Head to Southwest and speak with a representative from Ingalls about career…

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Flags mark veterans graves on Memorial Day

Traditionally, for several years, cemetery flags for veterans are made available by American Legion Post 56. The flags are put out at several cemeteries in the county by Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Legion members the Saturday prior to Memorial Day. Daryl Hote donated the funds for the purchase of the flags by the Legion…

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