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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
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
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
Wrong Man episode 3 recap: ‘Curtis Flowers: Trial and Error’
Wrong Man episode 3 examines the case of Curtis Flowers — accused of a 1996 murder spree in Winona, Mississippi. He was tried 6 times for the murders. Did he do it?
19-year-old killed in Yazoo City
It happened around 1:30 a.m. Friday on Prentiss Avenue. Investigators said they found Tandre Weekly, 19, dead in the middle of the street.
Greenwood Contemplates Legal Action Against Sewer Plant Builders
GREENWOOD, MS (Ben Caxton) — An engineering firm has worked out a plan to fix ongoing problems at Greenwood’s sewage treatment plant. After the failure of yet another sewer line at the plant Malouf Construction and Willis Engineering have worked out a plan that Mayor Carolyn McAdams says is “10 time
Victim identified in Yazoo City shooting
YAZOO CITY, Miss (WJTV) - Yazoo County Coroner Ricky Shivers identified the victim of a shooting as 19-year-old Tandre Weekly.Police responded in the early morning hours to Prentiss Street where Weekly was found lying in the street.Paramedics began to work on the young may who was still alive at the
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.
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.
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
Duck Hill to look at food availability
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Emmett Till Historic Marker Rededicated After Being Shot Up
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) -The historic marker describing the lynching of Emmett Till was re-dedicated Thursday. The marker, located in Glendora, Mississippi, was shot up last year.
Plea set for Mississippi man in rape and killing of nuns
The two sisters' religious orders, based in Nazareth, Kentucky, and Milwaukee, have opposed the death penalty for Sanders because it contradicts Catholic teaching.
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.
Man charged with shooting that killed 1 in north Mississippi
GRENADA, Miss. (AP) — A man has been charged with murder following a deadly shooting in northern Mississippi.Grenada County Sheriff Alton Strider tells WTVA-TV that David Tidwell Jr. was arrested shortly after the Saturday shooting, which killed Mario Price.Price was found lying in the middle of a m
Greenwood Targeting Underage Atv & Golf Cart Drivers
GREENWOOD, MS (Ben Caxton) — The City of Greenwood, and the Greenwood Police Department will be monitoring your summer fun over the next few months. In order to keep people, and the streets and roadways they use safe, residents will see stepped up enforcement of laws governing the use of ATV’s and g
35,000 Sign Online Recall Petition Against Grenada D.a.
GRENADA, MS (Ben Caxton) — An investigative report showing that Grenada D.A. Doug Evans’ office strikes five times as many black jurors as white jurors has resulted in 35,000 people signing an online removal petition. The report was featured in an internet podcast called “In the Dark” which looked a
Fatal car crash begins in West Point Walmart parking lot
A West Point man has died either just before or during a car accident near Walmart off Highway 45 South Alternate Monday.Clay County Coroner Alvin Carter identified the victim as 73-year-old Johnny P. Gilson, of 177 Grove St.The incident began in the West Point Walmart parking at 11 a.m. Gilson drov
Security Improvements Coming to Greenwood Schools
GREENWOOD, MS (Ben Caxton) — Greenwood Schools are about to receive some high-tech security improvements. The School Board this week approved spending more than $83,000 to install electronic card-swipe entry systems with cameras at all entry doors. The contract, with Gardner’s Telephone Services, wi