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Jimmy Dungan

CHARLESTON — Jimmy Lee Dungan, age 80, retired construction worker, passed Wednesday, March 13, at Baptist Memorial Hospital North Mississippi in Oxford.

How to attack the wealth gap

Here’s a difference between black people and white people that ought to be more thoroughly discussed: Federal research says that in 2016, the average black family had a net worth of $17,100 — one-tenth the $171,000 in assets of the average white household.

Dillard Melton Sr.

TUTWILER — Dillard Dee Melton, Sr., age 86, passed away Saturday, March 2, at his home at Tutwiler.
Funeral services were 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 5.  Interment follwed at a later date in Woodlawn Cemetery near Sumner.  Newsom Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Paul Whitten

HAMPSTEAD, N.C. — Paul Roger Whitten, 66, passed away Saturday, March 9, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice.
A celebration of life service will be held at a later date.
Formerly of Cascilla, he served in the U.S. Army and was an electrician.


Charleston store burns


The charred remains of Lindley’s Old Country Store, located in the 500 block of West Main Street in Charleston, smolder at about 8 Monday morning, hours after a fire of unknown origin destroyed the building.  The fire was first reported at 1:25 a.m., and firefighters from Cha



Powell to play at EMCC


Charleston High School defensive back Dontavius Powell signed a National Letter of Intent to play football for the East Mississippi Community College Lions. As a senior at CHS, Powell recorded 29 tackles, four interceptions and one fumble recovery.

Charleston accepting applications for police chief, but you'd better hurry — REALLY FAST!


Anyone who wishes to apply for the vacant police chief position in Charleston — a position that just became open a few days ago — had better do so by next Tuesday, Sept. 12, the deadline set by the Charleston Board of Commissioners for accepting applications.



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