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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,...

Sumner landmark burns


SUMNER — One of the oldest and largest homes in town burned to the ground in less than two hours early Friday morning, Dec. 1.

A fire of undetermined origin swept rapidly through the 104-year-old stately structure known locally as the Mitchener house.

Public Notice December 7, 2017

WHEREAS, on July 6, 2006, Shemeka Bradford, Single Borrower executed a certain deed of trust to Kirk Smith, Trustee for the benefit of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for SouthStar Funding, LLC, its successors and assigns which deed of trust is of record in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Tallahatchie County, State of Mississippi in Book 488 at Page 556; and


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