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Celebration of SBDC Day set for March 21

Staff Report Businesses have always celebrated ribbon cuttings, grand openings and company anniversaries, and for a second year they'll be able to celebrate the people who help them turn their dreams into reality - Small Business Development Centers. Magnolia Mayor Parnell Vann and McNeil Mayor Tere

MAGNOLIABANNERNEWS.COM - 2018-03-21 18:38:00

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

Mississippi county wraps up repairs for March 2016 flood

GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi county is finishing up the repairs caused by March 2016 floods. The Delta Democrat-Times reports the group restoring Washington County only has 10 of the estimated 120 damaged homes left to repair. Delta Force of Washington County Chairwoman Martha Bray says he

WASHINGTON TIMES - 2018-03-21 11:53:23

Tourism board pays off old debt

Tom Jones' first major task as interim director of Coahoma County Tourism Commission was getting more than $11,000 of past due bills paid. The board voted to pay those past due bills during the meeting held on Wednesday, March 14. Two of those bills paid were debts for the 2017 Juke Joint and Sunflo

CLARKSDALE PRESS REGISTER - 2018-03-21 19:31:00

Annual Earth Day set for April 21

The time to show our appreciation to Mother Earth is coming up for Cleveland and Bolivar County during the Annual Earth Day April 21 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is a one-day collection program for household waste from residents. The city will contract with a private company to collect, test, package

BOLIVARCOMMERCIAL.COM - 2018-03-21 07:00:00

Hayes Cooper students named runner up in state spelling bee

Vaibhavi Mahajan (right), 13, an eighth grade student from Northwest Rankin Middle School, Rankin County School District, is Mississippi's 2018 Spelling Bee Champion. Pictured with her are runner-up Iris Xu, 12, a sixth-grader from Hayes Cooper Center in Cleveland School District (left) and Joyce He

BOLIVARCOMMERCIAL.COM - 2018-03-21 07:00:00

More Macaroni and Cheese, Please

Hamburg and Portland pre-K schools joined Americorp volunteers to donate food to local food banks as part of Americorp Service Week. Hamburg School District pre-K schools donated 1,132 boxes of macaroni and cheese to Helping Hands Food Pantry in Hamburg and the Portland food pantry. Mary Williams, d

ASHLEY COUNTY LEDGER - 2018-03-21 05:00:00

Report: two women tased and arrested for assaulting police officer

Two women were tased and arrested for fighting with a police officer Thursday. According to the probable cause affidavit, Felicia Sanders and Shanice Moore were arrested after police say they assaulted a Jonesboro police officer while she was assisting with another incident. Jonesboro Police say off


Public Works Committee working to resolve city's drainage issues

Flooding may be a way of life in Greenville, but one local resident is tired of being trapped in his home by water. During a Public Works Committee meeting Tuesday, Paul Mathis said when it rains his Tampa Drive yard becomes a lagoon. Flooding may be a way of life in Greenville, but one local reside


Sidney Moncrief to speak at signing day

Sidney Moncrief - former Arkansas Razorback All-American, five-time NBA All Star and two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year - will be the keynote speaker for Academic Signing Day for recipients of the El Dorado Promise and other scholarships. The 12th-annual event will take place at 1:30 p.m. Apr


Letter to editor from Jonestown Alderman Gregory Neely Sr.

53 Clear With so much discussion going on in and about our beloved city and after much prayer and thought, I have chosen this method to address each one of the problems at hand. Subscription Required An online service is needed to view this article in its entirety. You need an online service to


Inmates captured after escaping correctional facility

YAZOO CITY, Miss. (AP) - Authorities say two inmates have been captured after escaping a correctional facility in Mississippi this week. Yazoo County Sheriff's Department officials told WAPT-TV on Saturday that Richard Johnson Jr. was arrested first and Reginald Luckett was captured several hours la


In midst of flooding, river mayors push for infrastructure bill

Greenville's mayor is one of many Mississippi River mayors urging Congress to adopt an infrastructure plan that would push for investments in towns that sit on the river. Mayor Errick D. Simmons was one of about 20 mayors representing cities along the river who gathered last week in the nation's cap


Man claims he found dead mouse inside energy drink can

HAMBURG, Ark. (KARK) - He says he didn't drink all of it, and left the can in his car overnight. When he poured out the remainder this morning, he discovered a dead mouse inside the can. "When I emptied it out, I heard that thud, I was like 'what is that?!', and I said 'oh my God' so I said 'I got


Monticello Man Jailed in Stolen Trailer Case

MONTICELLO, Ark. - A local man has been arrested in a stolen property case. The Drew County Sheriff's Office (DCSO) says Akeema McCree, 27, is behind bars on $25,000 bond. He is charged with theft of property, breaking and entering and criminal trespass. The DCSO says the charges stem from the thef


Taylor named Cleveland Community Development Director

There's a new face at Cleveland City Hall. Cleveland Community Development is now under the guidance of Kenneth Taylor. Taylor moved to Cleveland in June to begin working as the community development director. Originally from Jackson, Taylor is currently spending his time split between Cleveland a


TXKtoday.com : Bowie County man charged with murder of boy, 4

A Wake Village man has been arrested for capital murder in the death of a 4-year-old. The Wake Village Police Department has been investigating a severe injury of a four-year-old boy that occurred on Tuesday, March 6. The child later passed away at a Little Rock Hospital on Thursday. According to po


Former Simmons Animal Clinic burns

The former Simmons Animal Clinic has burned to the ground. Greenville firefighters were dispatched to the former clinic, 2413 U.S. 82 East, about 11:37 p.m. Friday, Greenville Fire Chief Ruben Brown said. The former Simmons Animal Clinic has burned to the ground. Greenville firefighters were dispatc


Belmont Plantation presents Bubbles &Bon Bons

Belmont Plantation will be the place to be March 25 as guests can enjoy an evening complete with champagne, live music and more. Camille Collins and Lisa Winters are hosting the first-ever Bubbles & Bon Bons, a restoration fundraiser to help pay for continued work on the antebellum home and its surr