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Tree crushes cars in Carrollton

A large oak tree crashed to the ground Monday afternoon, totaling at least two vehicles in its wake. According to Reba Bailey, owner of Tanglewood in Carrollton (at the corner of Washington and College Streets), around 3:30 p.m. Monday, she and her husband, Steve, were heard a commotion outside the

WINONATIMES.COM - 2018-03-19 23:39:00

Feds add a week for comments about Superfund proposal

GRENADA, Miss. (AP) - Federal officials are giving people another week to comment about whether a polluted Mississippi industrial site should go on the national Superfund cleanup list. Listing the Rockwell International Wheel & Trim site in Grenada would make it eligible for long-term cleanup money.

WASHINGTON TIMES - 2018-03-19 21:39:20

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

KAIT 8 - 2018-03-19 19:33:38

City vote likely on tourism tax

The push for a one percent increase on restaurant and hotel taxes is likely to come down to the voters in the City of Grenada. According to Rep. Kevin Horan of District 34, the state Senate has passed Senate Bill 3024, which will come back to the House this week. Horan said the law will call for t

DAILY SENTINEL STAR - 2018-03-19 07:00:00

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


Jackson Street facelift continues, gets new spotlight

TUPELO - Visible efforts have launched to build a sense of neighborhood identity within several blocks of West Jackson Street that have been the target of a now years-long effort to fight blight and encourage new housing construction. A low gateway sign accented by landscaping now faces the eastboun

NE MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL - 2018-03-20 05:15:00

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


Local running enthusiasts form the Winona Running and Track Club

For Winona's Chris McRae, running wasn't something he did prior to his time in the military. However, today, running is part of McRae's everyday life - saying his treks through the city of Winona almost daily are like "therapy" in his busy life. For Winona's Chris McRae, running wasn't something he


35 tons of catfish products produced in Mississippi recalled

ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi company is recalling around 35 tons (31.75 metric tons) of catfish products that might have been tainted by a compound that poses a public health concern. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Friday that various fresh


Agency denies financing for housing in Mississippi Delta

GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) - A state agency has denied financing for a plan to build an affordable housing development in the Mississippi Delta. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports that the denial by the Mississippi Home Corp. came after residents had protested the plan. GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) - A state ag


Mississippi's West Ship Island to reopen next week

SHIP ISLAND, Miss. (AP) - West Ship Island officially reopens to the public next Saturday, following repairs to areas damaged last fall by Hurricane Nate. WLOX-TV reports the island had originally been scheduled to open March 15, however work to fix hurricane damaged facilities has been delayed. SHI


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


CSD getting ready for end of year

The Cleveland School District Board of Trustees opened Friday with a concern about the meeting time. Reverend Ed Duvall said, "I've noticed the board meeting time has changed. It's normally at 6 p.m. in the evening time but lately we've been having it at noontime, which doesn't afford our parents a


Harvard Business School publishes case study on Golden Triangle

Almost half a year after visiting the Golden Triangle, Harvard Business School is lauding the region's work and lessons faculty have taken from an excursion to the area. Harvard Business School published a report on Tuesday highlighting the late October trip 16 faculty members took to the Golden T


Cochran, Wicker announce $1.33 million in grants for civil rights projects in state

The National Park Service (NPS) approved the funding for Mississippi as part of its FY2017African American Civil Rights Grants Program awards. Cochran and Wicker wrote letters of support on behalf of the Mississippi grantees. The awards include: $500,000 for the Wechsler School in Meridian; $499,534


The Latest: Palestinian PM unharmed in Gaza bombing

JABALIYA, Gaza Strip (AP) - The Latest on explosion striking Palestinian PM convoy in Gaza (all times local): 6:30 p.m. A roadside bomb struck the convoy of the Palestinian prime minister during a rare visit to the Gaza Strip, causing no serious injuries but throwing an already troubled reconciliati


CAL THOMAS: Only fools believe North Korea

To what shall North Korea's latest pronouncement to give up its nuclear weapons in exchange for certain "security" guarantees be compared? Choose from one of the following familiar promises: Of course I'll respect you in the morning; I promise to pay you back; I'm from the government and I'm here to