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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.






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Charleston store burns

By CLAY MCFERRIN,

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










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Powell to play at EMCC

By CLAY MCFERRIN,

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!

By CLAY MCFERRIN,

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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HAMPSTEAD, N.C. — Paul Roger Whitten, 66, passed away Saturday, March 9, at Lower Cape Fear... READ MORE