Harassment charges dropped

By Lena Mitchell/NEMS Daily Journal

IUKA – Charges of telephone harassment filed last month against Charles “Tubby” Aldridge have been dropped.
Aldridge, who was to appear in Tishomingo County Justice Court on Tuesday, said he received a call several days ago notifying him of the change in status.
Pastor Tony Curtis of Fifth Street Baptist Church had filed an affidavit against Aldridge for making numerous phone calls to his residence. Aldridge said Curtis never answered or returned his calls.
Aldridge was the driving force behind the effort to have a countywide alcohol and beer election, which narrowly passed on May 21. Curtis led a coalition of ministers and others who opposed bringing the county out from under the state’s dry laws.
As spokesman for the Citizens Coalition for a Dry County, Curtis said on several occasions that the group will continue to work together to limit the availability of alcohol and beer in the county to whatever extent the law allows, while also working to reverse the outcome of the election at the earliest legal opportunity.
lena.mitchell@journalinc.com