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Greenwood Bank Robber Caught Red-handed – and Red-faced
GREENWOOD, MS (Ben Caxton) — A bank robbery in Greenwood Wednesday blew up in the thief’s face. Literally. An unidentified 28-year-old black male suspect is accused of entering Planters Bank in downtown Greenwood just before noon Wednesday, showing a teller a silver revolver and demanding money. Pol
Counterfeit $100 Bills Turning Up in Greenville
GREENVILLE, MS (Ben Caxton) — Sources have revealed to Delta Daily News that the Secret Service has been notified that counterfeit bills are making the rounds in the Greenville area. The forgeries are apparently highly sophisticated $100 bills where the criminals have washed the ink off $1 bills and
Hall leaving Indianola for Columbus job
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Watch confrontation between Indianola city leaders after Thursday's board meeting
Several members insisted on calling the meeting back into session, but that appears to be illegal, after Mayor Steve Rosenthal explained this to the board, a verbal altercaation ensued.
Arrest made in Highway 49 death
A 24-year-old Clarksdale man has been arrested and charged with the murder of a 32-year-old Clarksdale man, who was found alongside Highway 49 in the early morning hours of June 4.Walter Gates, 24, of Clarksdale, was arrested Sunday evening for the murder of Francho Lampkin, said a police report fro
Grammy brand comes to Indianola
The B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center seems to have struck a sweet note of collaboration. On Thursday, Bob Santelli, founding executive director of the Grammy museums, announced that the B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center has become the newest official member of the Grammy m
Johnson, Dorsey hired, teams eligible for postseason play - The Bolivar Commercial
With the 2018-19 school year rapidly approaching, the biggest question mark is will there be the John F. Kennedy High School Hornets and the Broad Street High School Jaguars or will there be just one school with the North Side High School Gators?
Trade war hits home: How tariffs affect Sunflower County
But a lot of what happens here, as well as in other Delta counties, does have an impact on the price of soybeans in China.
Greater Greenville tackles new project
One week after celebrating the completion of the Reserves at Gray Park, Greater Greenville Housing and Revitalization Association, Inc. is already working on its next project.
Historic Emmett Till marker in Mississippi to be rededicated
GLENDORA, Miss. (AP) — A historic marker describing the lynching of Emmett Till is being rededicated.The Greenwood Commonwealthreportsthat speakers will include Till's cousin Wheeler Parker, now 79. Parker was an eyewitness to Till's 1955 abduction.
Former Greenwood police officer faces charges
Courtesy: Mississippi A.G. OfficeGREENWOOD, Miss (WJTV) - A former Greenwood police officer surrendered to authorities Tuesday.Erica Scott has been indicted on a count of embezzlement and another county of fradulent statement. Both are felonies.Prosecutors claim Scott falsified time sheets and submi
Greenwood Votes to Tear Down Midway Hotel
GREENWOOD, MS (Ben Caxton) — Despite the owner’s claims that the Midway Hotel is one of the “soundest” buildings on Carrolton Avenue, the city council has voted to have the structure demolished. Larry “Blue” Neal, owner of hotel told the council that he had a contractor ready to be hird and planned
Martin Luther King visited America's poorest town 50 years ago. Not much has changed.
Martin Luther King Jr. cried when he visited Marks, Mississippi, in 1968. If he were alive today, "he may very well still be weeping," one official says.
Australian students study Clarksdale during visit
Panny MayfieldAustralian students study Clarksdale during visitAlthough John Henshall of Australia (standing far left) requested a 15-minute talk about Clarksdale's connections with playwright Tennessee Williams, for his 45-member student tour group from Latrobe University, they were invited inste
This Mississippi town made MLK cry. 50 years later, it still might.
MARKS, Miss. — Lula Green flips a sign on the front door to "open" and offers a lesson in commerce, Mississippi Delta-style: Packaged snacks bought in bulk from Sam's Club are arranged neatly on a long table and sell for 50 cents or $1. A slow cooker in a corner burbles with yellow cheese dip, and f
Mayers announces he will retire at the end of the year - The Bolivar Commercial
Mayers, who has been the official AD at DSU since 2013 and has been employed at the school for over 40 years, said he will retire on Dec. 31.
Deantre Prince Commits To Ole Miss
Ole Miss picked up its third commitment of the day Thursday night when three-star Charleston, Miss., cornerback Deantre Prince cast his commitment to the Rebels.
Police: Mississippi man beat neighbor over lawn mowing job
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man is accused of beating a neighbor with a hammer and an ax handle for hiring someone else to mow their lawn.The Greenwood Commonwealthreports39-year-old Brad Gentry had been paid to mow his neighbor's lawn but stopped halfway through and left. Leflore County S
AP News - Police: Mississippi man beat neighbor over lawn mowing job
The Greenwood Commonwealth reports 39-year-old Brad Gentry had been paid to mow his neighbor's lawn but stopped halfway through and left. Leflore County Sheriff Ricky Banks says the neighbor, Ray Farris, then went and got someone else to finish the task. Banks says Gentry came back angry and "beat t
Greenville Area Teenager Dead in Atv Crash
GREENVILLE, MS (Ben Caxton) — A Greenville area teenage is dead after a Sunday night ATV accident. The unidentified black 17-year-old was discovered by police shortly after 11:00 PM along with his flipped ATV near Tampa Drive and Creekmore Road. Police say emergency personnel responded immediately b