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Merging Mississippi school districts choose superintendent

GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) - An insider is being promoted to lead a soon-to-be-merged Mississippi Delta school district. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports the combined Greenwood-Leflore school board voted 3-1 on Wednesday to hire Mary Brown as the district's first superintendent.


Road rage incident ends in stabbing, deadly shooting outside north Mississippi store

HORN LAKE, Miss. - An apparent road rage incident ended in a stabbing and deadly shooting outside a store in Mississippi. According to Horn Lake police, two men were involved in an apparent road rage incident near Hurt Road and Goodman Street around 4 p.m. Tuesday.


Greenwood-Leflore Has a New Superintendent

GREENWOOD, MS (Ben Caxton) — The newly merged Greenwood-Leflore School District has its first superintendent. By a 3 to 1 vote Wednesday the school board hired Dr. Mary Brown, the current Greenwood School District’s director of curriculum and instruction. Board member Antwoine Williams was absent fr


Mississippi man dies in crash with 18-wheeler carrying chickens

MCCOMB, Ms. (WJTV) - (2/19/19) The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly crash, after an 18-wheeler and a Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck collided in Pike County Monday night.


Trump firm withdraws from hotel plans with Chawla family in the Delta

The Trump Organization announced Thursday that it was “suspending its expansion plans for the Scion and American Idea hotel brands in Mississippi.” The two chains with nationwide aspirations were being launched with Greenwood-based hoteliers Dinesh and Suresh Chawla.


Greenwood Loses a Menace to Fire

GREENWOOD, MS (Ben Caxton) — Two properties, previously deemed a “menace” by the City of Greenwood, were heavily damaged by fire late last week the Greenwood Fire Department says. The fire reportedly started in the bedroom of a house at 808 Broad Street just before noon on Thursday when a heater fel


Large police presence outside Mississippi Walgreens

HORN LAKE, Miss. - There is a large police presence at a Walgreens in Mississippi as investigators are working what appears to be a large crime scene. Officers are currently investigating an incident that happened outside the Walgreens on Goodman Road in Horn Lake.


House Fire in Greenwood: Sustains Extensive Damage

Greenwood Fire Department is investigating a house fire. Fire crews spent over 5 hours putting out the blaze that started at 808 Broad st., and spread to the neighboring house located at 806 Broad St.


MPD: Missing 10-month-old taken by mother’s friend found in Mississippi

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Memphis police said a missing 10-month-old and the suspect accused of taking her have been found in Mississippi. Police say Sariah Newson was taken by a female acquaintance of her mother at a laundromat at 4648 Horn Lake Road.


Deer chronic wasting disease found in 2 more Mississippi counties

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Cases of debilitating deer disease have been confirmed in two more Mississippi counties, making it present in five counties. The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks said Tuesday that tests confirm deer in Panola and Tallahatchie counties had chronic wasting


Search and rescue crews recover body from lake in Mississippi

DESOTO COUNTY, Miss. - Rescue crews in Mississippi found a body in Arkabutla Lake Monday afternoon. Sheriff Bill Rasco with DeSoto County told FOX13 the unidentified woman was recovered from the lake around 1:30 p.m.


Mississippi doctor, civil rights pioneer James Anderson dies

JACKSON, Miss. – Well-known African-American physician and civil rights activist Dr. James Anderson has died. He was 82. A spokeswoman for People's Funeral Home in Jackson confirmed that Dr. James Anderson died Monday. WLBT-TV reports Anderson died at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Th


Police: Illinois gunman lied about Mississippi conviction to get firearm card

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — Illinois State Police say a man who fatally shot five people at a suburban Chicago manufacturing warehouse lied about his criminal history in 2014 to obtain a card from the agency that allowed him to purchase a handgun.


If you’re single and ready to mingle Mississippi might not be the place for you, report says

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Dating apps are all the rage with 20-somethings across the U.S., but where you live can have a HUGE impact on your search for love. And apparently, living in Mississippi isn’t doing us any favors.


Gunman accused of killing 5, hurting 5 officers at warehouse was raised in north Mississippi

The gunman who killed five people and injured five police officers in Illinois has significant ties to the Mid-South. Gary Martin, 45, died in a shootout with Aurora police at a manufacturing warehouse in the Chicago suburb.


Searching for Mississippi's Most Wanted in Adams County

ADAMS, Co. Miss. (WJTV) - In this week's edition of Mississippi's Most Wanted we're focusing on the most wanted suspects from Adams County. Adams County Deputies and Natchez Police are looking for 43-year-old Arthur Moore. Moore is wanted for Murder. Moore is 5'10" and weighs 168 pounds. His last kn


Meridian native Tianna Raby promoted at Entergy Mississippi

Meridian native Tianna Raby has been named managing counsel of regulatory affairs at Entergy Mississippi, LLC. Raby joined Entergy as senior counsel in the legal department in 2014 and was named managing counsel in 2017.


Mississippi Power offers energy efficiency programs to save customers money

GULFPORT, Miss – Spring is on the horizon and Mississippi Power wants customers to know the about the various possibilities in which they can save money. One of those ways is the In-Home Energy Checkup program which allows customers to receive an analysis of their energy usage, potentially receiving


Look who’s running for county office across South Mississippi

With just a couple of weeks until the March 1 deadline to get in the race, all but a few of the candidates qualified to run for county office in South Mississippi are Republicans.


Mississippi Ranks as One of the Most Prepared States in New Study

Jackson, Miss. – Mississippi has ranked as one of the top-tiered states in public health emergency preparedness, according to a recent study by the Trust for America’s Health.