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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



Friends of the Tallahatchie Library to support Charleston, Tutwiler Facilities


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.