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A dicey weather forecast has prompted officials to change the venue for Monday’s planned public kickoff of the "M Partner" pact between the University of Mississippi and the city of Charleston.

Longtime Tallahatchie County Fire Coordinator Richard Allen Taylor, 45, has been indicted on five counts of tax evasion by a grand jury impaneled in the county’s First Judicial District at Charleston.

Gov. Phil Bryant has ordered a special election for Tuesday, May 8, to fill the seat recently vacated by the retirement of longtime District 30 state Rep. Robert E. Huddleston of Sumner.

Charleston Mayor Sedrick Smith (third from front left) prepares to perform the ceremonial ribbon-cutting during Saturday morning’s grand opening festivities at The Snack Bar.

Roger Wayne Havens, aka Gary Havens, 38, who last month leapt from a Tallahatchie County deputy sheriff’s pickup truck traveling at highway speed on I-55, has been ordered to serve nine years and 273 days in prison.

Tallahatchie County Chancery Clerk Anita Greenwood accepts a check for $1,000 from Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility representative Kenneth Jones.   Proceeds from a quarterly food sale held at the CoreCivic private prison in Tutwiler,...


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