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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.
One of two incumbent members of school board seats up for grabs in this year’s Nov. 6 election has filed a qualifying statement of intent, according to Tallahatchie County Circuit Clerk Daphane Neal.
Tracey Rosebud of Tutwiler will succeed fellow Tallahatchian Robert E. Huddleston as state representative in Mississippi House District 30.
Indictments were returned in a number of criminal cases during recent grand jury action for Tallahatchie County’s 1st Judicial District, according to records on file at the circuit clerk’s office in Charleston.
State Rep. Tommy Reynolds (right) recently welcomes Charleston Mayor Sedrick Smith to the Mississippi Capitol. Smith was in Jackson to attend the Mississippi Municipal League’s Mid-Winter Legislative Conference. (Photo by House Information Officer Clancy Smith)
Dozens of people participate in Saturday’s noontime balloon release during the American Cancer Society’s Rally for a Cure at the Old Gym in Charleston. Each balloon, purchased for a nominal fee benefiting the ACS, bore the name of someone who has fought, or is fighting, canc
NEW ORLEANS — The Sun-Sentinel has won 16 awards for news coverage, including first place in the highly coveted “General Excellence” category, in the Mississippi Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest Editorial Division.
The Charleston Arts and Revitalization Effort has announced the winners of its inaugural Student Art Contest, which CARE plans to make an annual event.
Open to all Tallahatchie County young artists in grades 1-12, the contest drew 47 entries.
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.