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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 local man arrested Thursday night, Jan. 25, is considered a person of interest in a recent rash of automobile burglaries and other thefts occurring in a residential neighborhood of northwest Charleston, according to Police Chief Donnie Tenner.
Charleston officials last week voted to explore the possibilities of a proposed partnership between the city and the University of Mississippi.
Saddled with federal narcotics trafficking, extortion and bribery charges after his Friday arrest by the FBI, William Brewer resigned as Tallahatchie County sheriff on Tuesday, bringing to a sudden close his almost 21-year career as the county’s chief law enforcement officer.
A traffic stop in the city of Charleston last week led law enforcement to the discovery of a stash of processed marijuana at a residence in the Cascilla community and marijuana plants growing nearby, according to Tallahatchie County Sheriff Jimmy Fly.
A one-car accident claimed the life of a Tallahatchie County teenager early Saturday, and the driver of the vehicle has been charged in connection with her death.
Ricky Garvin resigned his position as Charleston High School principal last Thursday, the same day he was scheduled to appear in Tallahatchie County Circuit Court for a probable cause hearing in a case featuring allegations that he fondled a minor student at the school.
CHARLESTON — Marianna Faith Sherman, age 18, lost her life in an automobile accident on Saturday, April 28, near Brazil.
The city of Charleston is applying for grant funds to purchase new playground equipment for a city park, new radar speed guns for the police department and development of a recreational area.
Second District U.S. Rep. Bennie G. Thompson has announced that the U.S.
Former Charleston High School teacher and basketball coach Willie Bell III, 27, of 717 Boothe St., Batesville, faces an Oct. 8 trial date on a charge of sexual assault for allegedly having sex with a minor female student while he was employed at the school.
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.
After earning a prestigious Harvard University Master of Business Administration degree, Micajah “Mike” Sturdivant III could have entered real estate or most any other business, but decided instead to become a Mississippi Delta farmer.
A newcomer to the political arena on Tuesday took down one of the longest-serving elected officials in recent Tallahatchie County history, and did so in convincing fashion.
Recently unsealed court documents show federal authorities have seized 800 acres in Tallahatchie County as part of an ongoing, multi-state probe into allegations of a multi-million-dollar pharmacy fraud ring.
A Charleston man is in custody after he allegedly assaulted a city commissioner so violently that the official may require facial reconstructive surgery — all during a reported robbery that netted $23 in cash.