With local schools and some businesses closed, and numerous curfews in effect due to the coronavirus, there has been a noticeable decline in automobile and pedestrian traffic in municipalities and communities throughout Tallahatchie County.
In the midst of COVID-19, the administrative and medical professionals at Charleston Clinic, Tallahatchie General Hospital and Extended Care Facility have been on top of their game.
Within the past year, many areas of Tallahatchie County have experienced storm and/or flood damage. Yet there was no widespread panic, but rather a calm, prepared response to overcome those obstacles and return to a sense of normal life as soon as possible.
Whatever economic toll Mississippi and the United States suffer from shutting down businesses to prevent spread of the coronavirus, Iran’s example shows that it’s better than the alternative of letting the disease ride roughshod over an untreated population.
On many previous occasions, we have used this space to compliment some of Tallahatchie County’s student-athletes for their efforts and excellence, and the 2019-20 West Tallahatchie High School boys basketball team is certainly deserving of the same recognition.
The U.S. Congress seems to have set the bar for high-profile quibbling, quarreling and infighting. Raise your hand if you are the least bit surprised by members of the House or Senate taking their high-stakes partisan politics down the low road.
Tallahatchie County is better able to fight fire dangers today than we were just a decade ago.