Frequently Asked Questions


1. What is the circulation of your publication?

Circulation varies slightly from week to week. The very latest figures for mail and single-copy sales distribution of our newspaper are available by calling The Sun-Sentinel office at 662-647-8462.

2. How often do you publish?

The Sun-Sentinel is a once-weekly newspaper bearing a Thursday publication date.

3. What is your coverage area?

We cover the entirety of Tallahatchie County, Mississippi, and some of our neighbors, including Oakland in adjoining Yalobusha County.

4. How do I submit a news/sports item?

While we invite tips and suggestions for news or sports coverage (call 662-647-8462), your prewritten stories and accompanying photos are also welcomed and encouraged. Mail them to The Sun-Sentinel, P.O. Box 250, Charleston, MS 38921; email to clay@charlestonsun.net; fax (information only) 662-647-3830; or hand-deliver them to the newspaper office located at 149 Court Square in Charleston.

5. How do I place an ad in your newspaper?

To discuss placing an advertisement in The Sun-Sentinel, call 662-647-8462 and ask for advertising; fax 662-647-3830; or email krista@charlestonsun.net.  We accept debit cards and credit cards, making payment by phone an added convenience.

6. What are your deadlines for public submissions?

Items for "Tallahatchie Notes," commonly known as community or bulletin board announcements, are due by Friday at noon, as are letters to the editor and guest columns that would appear on the "Opinions" page of the newspaper. Everything else is due by Monday at noon.

Occasionally, due to a holiday or other circumstance, all deadlines are pushed up to Friday at noon. Deadlines are never pushed back/delayed. For instance, if the newspaper is closed due to a holiday on Monday, the deadline for submissions would then be Friday at noon, not Tuesday. If you have any questions about deadlines, please call the office at 662-647-8462.

7. What's the cost to advertise?

The Sun-Sentinel offers many affordable options to help get your advertising message across to the people you want and need to reach. Ads start at $10 for a one-time spot in our Classifieds. We work with you to help customize and individualize your advertising package. Call 662-647-8462 or email krista@charlestonsun.net to learn more.

8. How do I subscribe to The Sun-Sentinel?

Tallahatchie County news, sports and information can be delivered straight to your mailbox each week through an annual subscription to the print edition of the newspaper. Just call 662-647-8462 to sign up, and you can pay with your debit card or credit card.  Additionally, you may subscribe right here on this website.

9. What are your business hours?

The Sun-Sentinel office, located at 149 Court Square in Charleston, is open five days each week: 8-12 and 1-5 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and 8-12 on Wednesday.

10. Do you have a social media presence?

Yes, in addition to our print edition and this website, The Sun-Sentinel has a Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TheSunSentinel, and we're on Twitter as @SunSentinelMS.