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After 27 people filed to seek local elected office within the first five days of the two-month-long qualifying period a week ago, only two more added their names to the roster of political hopefuls this week and one person withdrew her name from consideration.
Charleston Police Chief Justin Gammage said it was only fitting that Charleston schoolteacher Kaylan Herron should receive the very first newly designed shoulder patch that his officers will be wearing on their uniforms.
After all, she designed it.
Charleston’s 12th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade and memorial program will be held Monday.
The events, which coincide with the national observance of the civil rights leader’s birth, are sponsored each year by a local committee.
CHARLESTON — Jimmy Lee “Big Jim” Love, age 75, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 9, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.
WEBB — Alpha Rebecca Lockett George, age 85, passed away Saturday, Jan. 5, at her home in Webb.
Funeral services are scheduled for noon Saturday, Jan. 19, at West Tallahatchie High School. Century Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
CHARLESTON — Mrs. Polly “Sue” Young, age 71, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 9, at her home in Charleston.
Memorial services 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at Newsom Funeral Home chapel.
The Charleston Police Department's present uniform patch, worn on the left shoulder of officers' shirts (the U.S. flag is on the right), is pictured at left. A new patch, designed by Charleston schoolteacher Kaylan Herron, is pictured at right.
CHARLESTON — Mrs. Rachel Holland Allbritton, age 80, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, at her home.
Among those most intemperately calling for President Trump’s impeachment is the potty-mouthed newly elected Democratic congresswoman from Michigan, Rashida Tlaib.
CHARLESTON — Jack G. King, Jr., age 60, certified welder and retired professional race car driver, passed away at his home Tuesday, Dec. 25.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
For a fourth straight year, state Rep. Tommy Reynolds has contributed to the prekindergarten program of Tallahatchie County. The pre-K classrooms, which are a collaborative effort between the East Tallahatchie School District, Institute of Community Services Inc.
The Gallup organization recently released an interesting survey. When it asked people what kind of community they would live in if they could go anywhere they wished, the top response was a rural area.
CHARLESTON — Robertson “Bobby” Dailey, age 89, retired car dealer of Dailey Chevrolet, passed away Sunday, Dec. 30, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis.
SUMNER — John Clayton Beeler, 77, a retired farm manager and ag pilot, died Sunday, Dec. 27, at Delta Medical Center in Memphis.
Funeral services will be announced at a later date. Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale is handling the arrangements.
A former Charleston High School teacher and coach has been charged with sexual battery for allegedly having sex with a minor student while he was employed at the school.
Charleston native Lynn Byrd, instructor of computer information systems at Delta State University, was recently honored as the Mississippian of the Year by the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) chapter based in Jackson.
Former sheriff Brewer jailed for alleged bond violation after striking deal to plead guilty to drug-related offenseBy CLAY MCFERRIN,
Former Tallahatchie County sheriff William L.
William Brewer has resigned as sheriff of Tallahatchie County, and the county's top decision-making body is set to meet Thursday in special session to discuss a replacement.
The city of Charleston will be hosting two holiday events on Saturday, Dec. 10.
First, the Charleston Christmas parade will get underway at 2 p.m. that day.
Officials continue to chase leads after two men robbed a country store north of Charleston last week.
One of Tallahatchie County’s most renowned native sons is coming home.
Mose Allison, an internationally celebrated jazz-blues pianist, trumpeter, vocalist, poet and songwriter, was born Nov. 11, 1927, in the farming community of Tippo.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday morning in the West Tallahatchie High School auditorium for the Rev. Dr. Andrew L. Hawkins, who was struck by a vehicle Monday morning while walking along Sharkey Road.
He was 67.
More than 100 Tallahatchie County teens are candidates for diplomas or certificates during graduation ceremonies scheduled this week at the county’s public high schools.
On Tuesday, Dec. 6, community members gathered at the Tallahatchie County Library in Charleston for a holiday brunch.
The event was organized by the Friends of the Tallahatchie Library group to recruit members for the nonprofit organization and its steering board.