Area News

Special election to be set to fill Ward 4 vacancy

Tylertown will have a special election in August to fill the Ward 4 alderman’s position after the Democratic Party nominee was determined to be disqualified by the town’s election commission. Five of the six members of the Democratic Committee voted unanimously to refrain from appointing a replacement nominee to appear on the ballot for the…

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Town’s first-ever liquor store to open soon

Tylertown’s first liquor store is set to open soon, probably by this week, in Tylertown Plaza. For Walthall County it’s something of an historic note as it will represent the first-time wine and liquor has been sold legally in both the town and county. Unlike the sale of beer, which went on sale in town…

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Downtown shooting Monday: one injured, one in custody

A downtown shooting around the noon hour Monday has resulted in a victim hospitalized and a suspect held for questioning. Police said the identities of those involved in the incident had not been established at press time. The shooting occurred around midday in front of Tylertown’s post office on Beulah Avenue. Officers had secured the…

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Check state treasury website. You may be owed money

At least 10 county residents have unclaimed money in excess of $100 each being held for them by the Mississippi State Treasurer’s office. In addition to the 12 listed here, there are many more countians with amounts due them of $100 or less listed by the state treasury. State Treasurer David McRae says the people…

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Campaigning underway for town elective posts as election draws closer

The triangle median separating the Stogner Shopping Center from Beulah Avenue, directly across from City Hall, is in bloom this spring with a plant of a different variety. The soil has suddenly sprouted political campaign signs, all planted by candidates hoping to sway voters prior to voting on election day this Tuesday, April 6. Rather…

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Two markets beginning in May for produce, crafts on Tues., Sat.

If you like to garden and want to pick up some extra cash, or if you enjoy eating fresh-from-the-garden vegetables, Tylertown is home to two markets this year, both located at the Agri-Heritage Center, 116 S. Railroad, downtown, behind Trustmark Bank. The newest market kicks off Saturday, May 1, from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Old Town…

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Burn ban is lifted, fire depts. stress caution when burning

The Walthall County Fire Service and board of supervisors have lifted a burn ban that had been in effect for about a week after heavy rains last week provided needed moisture to the ground. But the service reminds countians that anytime any outdoor burning is done, whether burning leaves, limbs, getting rid of dead grass…

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Vaccine appointments open to adult Mississippians

Gov. Tate Reeves announced Monday that beginning Tuesday, March 16, COVID-19 vaccination eligibility will expand to all adult Mississippians. Between 60,000 and 70,000 doses were administered last week, and demand is still exceeding supply. Reeves said 10,000 new appointments are available to state residents over the next two weeks, daily newspapers reported Monday. With Covid-19…

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Teachers, first responders eligible for COVID vaccine

Teachers and first responders can sign up for COVID-19 vaccination appointments after Gov. Tate Reeves opened inoculations to the group last week. Reeves conferred with State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs before making the decision. He said appointments aren’t being exhausted as they were earlier which indicates there are more availabilities for those wanting to…

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Time changes, move clocks up an hour

You’ll lose an hour of sleep March 14 as clocks are set one hour forward to convert to Daylight Saving Time. The switch always takes place the second Sunday in March. While the change happens at 2 a.m., just about everyone opts to move their clocks ahead when they go to bed Saturday night. The…

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