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PEARL — The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is encouraging the public prepare for a winter storm set to enter the state Monday evening through Tuesday and near zero wind chills.

JACKSON — This year’s flu activity is unusually high, and Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) officials encourage all Mississippians to continue to protect themselves against the flu and to practice basic prevention measures to help...

Marie Weston poses with a couple of snow people on the porch at the home of her sister, Bobbie Floyd, on Smith Road, Cascilla, Friday morning.

Charleston Mayor Sedrick Smith (second from right) conducts a ceremonial ribbon-cutting Jan. 2 to mark the grand reopening of Oriental Express restaurant, located at 218 W. Main, now under new ownership and new management.

Charleston’s 11th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade and memorial program are scheduled for Monday.

Unemployment in Tallahatchie County rose to 4.4 percent in November, an increase of four-tenths of 1 percent from October’s 4.0, the Mississippi Department of Employment Security announced last week.

Remembering 9/11

By CLAY MCFERRIN,

Zach Wilson (left) of the U.S. Air Force and School Resource Officer Lyndon Johnson of the Tallahatchie County Sheriff’s Department participate in the Pledge of Allegiance Friday morning (Sept. 11) during a 9/11 remembrance ceremony at Charleston Elementary School.

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