Area News

Coronavirus Food Assistance Progam signup underway at FSA

Paul Dillon receives help from Karen Kinler as he signs up for USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) to help agricultural producers who suffered losses because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Make an appointment by calling the FSA office at 601-876-0962 Ext. 2. Not long after the signup was announced and got underway, the Walthall County…

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Businesses can reopen with rules

Starting Monday, all businesses in the state of Mississippi were able to reopen, Gov. Tate Reeves said, though there are some restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic. The governor’s new reopening guidelines are termed “Safe Return,” replacing the “Safer at Home” which expired Monday. “There will be no more business closures. Everyone will be allowed…

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Check your mail carefully. It may have your Economic Impact Payment card

Check your mail carefully! There could be an envelope most of use equate with unsolicited junk mail–that mail that many of us sort through and discard without opening. Better look twice! Walthall countians, just like millions of other Americans, are receiving non-descript envelopes from Money Network Cardholder Services. Inside there’s a letter with the emblem…

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Suspect returns TV to owner following Facebook post

A suspect in a larceny investigation returned the television he’s shown carrying up a flight of stairs last Tuesday after he realized he’d been caught in the act on a surveillance video. Tylertown Police posted a still taken from the video on their Facebook page shortly after the missing television was discovered by its owner,…

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Student sues school after being shoved into a clothes dryer

A suit filed against the Walthall County School district March 25 in circuit court on behalf of a minor student seeks compensation for “damages for personal injuries and personal disability…for an amount that will compensate…for all medical expenses he incurred and will incur in the future.” In addition it seeks compensation for the plaintiff’s “past,…

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Local plant seeks 80+ workers

Brigade Manufacturing is still looking to add additional workers even after holding a job fair at the plant last week. The plant needs 80+ workers as machine operators, supervisors, technicians and general laborers. You may still apply for positions by applying online at www.tylertownmade.com/jobs or print out the application, fill it out and drop it…

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Tornado victims can apply for disaster assistance

Walthall county residents can now apply for federal disaster assistance under FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program for uninsured damages and losses as a result of the severe storms, tornados, straight-line winds, and flooding on April 12. Walthall was among several other counties added to the disaster declaration signed by the President on April 16, along…

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Hospital contributes to health care, helps drive county’s economy

Walthall General Hospital not only provides needed services for residents, it’s also an industry, providing jobs to some of the most skilled people in the area and incomes that are plowed back into the county. Walthall General Hospital is a critical access facility operating 25 inpatient beds, and a 5 bed Level IV Emergency Dept.…

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Local officials looking for Sunflower replacement

Officials are exploring all options to obtain a replacement for the downtown Sunflower food store, closing this week. Mayor Ed Hughes said town officials, the chamber and business leaders are exploring all options in a search for another food outlet to occupy the location. “We feel it is important to offer residents a choice, and…

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