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“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” or so goes the classic idiom.

Members of the medical community, as well as those who subsidize health care services, embrace that concept.

The man in the red suit seemed as nice as could be, but Ava Trout decided she did not want to sit on Santa’s knee.   Above, Ava, the 18-month-old daughter of Cal and Stacye Trout of Charleston, voices her displeasure with the jolly old elf while...

The Charleston Christmas parade, sponsored by the city, will get underway Saturday, Dec. 15, at 2 p.m.

This year’s theme is “Christmas in Charleston.”

Grand marshal for the parade will be World War II veteran Richard Sallis.

The driver of a car that was involved in an accident on Swan Lake Road late Friday was killed after being struck by an oncoming vehicle while standing at the crash site.

Tallahatchie County Sheriff Jimmy Fly said Saturday morning that local officials had captured a man wanted in Quitman County on burglary and grand larceny charges.

A firefighter trains a water hose on a Buick Century sedan that burst into flames while being driven in the 300 block of West Main Street in Charleston Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 4.  The fire was reported at about 4 p.m.