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OPD extends vehicle take-home policy

To increase the longevity of its vehicles, the Oxford Police Department has extended its vehicle take-home policy to law enforcement officers living outside of the city limits of Oxford. OPD started its vehicle take-home policy a couple of years ago. However, only officers living inside the city lim

OXFORD EAGLE - 2018-03-21 14:00:18

UPDATE: Man charged for New Albany tractor theft

NEW ALBANY, Miss. (WTVA) - Police have arrested a man in connection to last week's theft of a tractor in New Albany. New Albany Police Chief Chris Robertson identifies the suspect as 71-year-old Lee Goolsby. He is charged with grand larceny. The John Deere tractor was stolen the weekend of March 9fr

WTVA.COM - 2018-03-20 22:31:00

Council chooses Young as CMSD trustee

Ward residency played a key role in who city councilmen chose to fill the final vacancy on the Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees. Councilmen voted 3-2 Tuesday to appoint Telisa Clay Young from among a field of seven applicants. Young, a federal social insurance specialist with

COMMERCIAL DISPATCH - 2018-03-21 17:25:43

Sardis Board selects engineering firm

Sardis Board selects engineering firm By Myra Bean The Sardis City Board convened Friday to open bids for engineering services to administer Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) spending in the city. David Evans and Associates, an Oregon-based engineering company with a Gulfport office, was aw


Ground Zero fire is under investigation

51 Broken Clouds Ground Zero Blues Club co-owner and former Clarksdale mayor Bill Luckett believes the fire started at the club on Sunday night was no accident. "We believe the fire was intentionally started," Luckett said. "The fire department and I both believe that - that somebody got in up there

CLARKSDALE PRESS REGISTER - 2018-03-21 19:19:00

Correctional officer trainee caught with contraband at Parchman

Another search of staff in the Mississippi Department of Corrections' crackdown on contraband has led to the arrest of a correctional officer trainee and the seizure of numerous contraband items at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman. Shanquella Jones, 24, of Clarksdale, is charged under

MSNEWSNOW.COM - 2018-03-21 23:44:30

Banks to lead Press Register - Clarksdale Press Register: News

51 Broken Clouds A journalist who has worked and led newsrooms in Kentucky and North Carolina is the new publisher of the Press Register. Monday was the first day for Michael Banks at the Clarksdale newspaper that dates back to the end of the Civil War.

CLARKSDALE PRESS REGISTER - 2018-03-21 19:24:00

Debtor prison law not relevant here

Debtor prison law not relevant here By Jeremy Weldon Procedures in the City of Batesville's Municipal Court will change little, if any, when a bill passed by state lawmakers is signed by the governor and goes into effect. House Bill 387 was passed unanimously last week, and is expected to be signe


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Man, 46, killed in highway wreck

Man, 46, killed in highway wreck A Water Valley man was fatally injured Tuesday night in a two-car accident near the intersection of Highways 6 & 315. Another man, also listed as a Water Valley resident was airlifted from the scene to a Memphis hospital. The Highway Patrol report said Tom David Ha


Oxford man dies in wreck

An Oxford man was killed Tuesday night after his vehicle was struck from behind while traveling on Highway 6 West in Panola County. According to the Mississippi Highway Patrol, at about 9 p.m. Tom D. "Slick" Harris, 41, was driving on Highway 6 West near Highway 315 when his 1998 Jeep was hit on the


Former Batesville officer accused of having inappropriate contact with informant

BATESVILLE, Miss. - The former Batesville police officer is now under investigation by the Mississippi Attorney General's Office. A source tells News Channel 3 the investigation involves Officer Charlie Tindall, and he's accused of having inappropriate contact with an informant. The Batesville Polic


Judge issues warrants for defendants who failed to appear

Judge issues warrants for defendants who failed to appear By Ashley Crutcher Batesville Police Department welcomed a new officer onto the force during Wednesday's session of Batesville Municipal Court as Judge Jay Westfaul swears in Officer Rico Harris. After the welcoming court got back to busine


Sheriff: Deputy apprehends peeping Tom in woods

Sheriff: Deputy apprehends peeping Tom in woods By Ashley Crutcher Tocowa Rd. residents report a peeping Tom to Deputy Steven Moore who later apprehended the suspect in the woods behind the residences. Deputy Moore responded to Tocowa Rd., Courtland in reference to a suspicious person looking thro


BCC to host Farm show with Kiko (meat) goats

A goat is a goat is a goat. Right? Not so fast. The Batesville Civic Center is gearing up to host the first Mid-South Farm Show that will feature area agriculture companies, tractor dealers, and related vendors, but the main focus for the weekend of April 6 and 7 will be goats. Specifically, New


Youthful energy a plus for Panola

Youthful energy a plus for Panola I listened with interest to a talk given by Batesville attorney Ryan Revere at a breakfast meeting one day this week. It was encouraging to hear the ideas one of our county's young movers and shakers has for the development and economic progress of our fair city and


OPD detective, family grateful for community's response

Detective Hardie Meeks and his family lost most of their material possessions last week when their house caught on fire. However, after the smoke cleared, they discovered they had a whole lot of people who loved and respected them. The fire started inside their home in the Gumtree subdivision around


Two charged with child abuse in New Albany

NEW ALBANY, Miss. (WTVA) - A mother and her boyfriend face child abuse charges in New Albany. According to the New Albany Police Department, Megan Craighead, 28, and Zack Burnett, 21, were arrested Monday. Investigator Mark Cossitt says an 18-month-old boy is in the custody of his relatives Tuesday


Man arrested for felony domestic assault

A Vicksburg man was arrested in Oxford on Monday and charged with domestic violence with aggravated assault. According to the Oxford Police Department, officers took a report from a woman claiming she had been assaulted by Tyrell Tobias, 27, of Vicksburg. She said the assault happened at a business


Oxford police arrest man for illegal gun possession

OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) - A shoplifting call in Oxford leads to a man being charged with the illegal possession of a gun. On March 6, Oxford police responded to Walgreens for a reported shoplifting. According to Oxford police, 37-year-old Blake Marquis of Oxford was with an unnamed woman who was later