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Hired Help to Find Superintendent for New District
GREENWOOD, MS (Ben Caxton) — The new merged city-county school district in Greenwood will be getting some help in finding its first superintendent. On Tuesday the Greenville School Board voted to pay the Mississippi School Boards Association $4,750 to help with the search for just the right person.
Avoyelles Parish soybean farmers hurt by weather, politics
Some say when a farmer is asked what he does for a living, he should say he’s a “professional gambler.” Farming is a gamble when everything is as it should be. When the weather is contrary and geopolitics gets added to the mix, the gambler doesn’t stand much of a chance against “the house.”
Woman warns flasher may be prowling I-55 in Mississippi
DESOTO COUNTY, Miss. — A Mid-South college student is sending out a warning to drivers on Interstate 55 in northern Mississippi about a driver who may have more on his mind than the road.
North Delta opens district play
The North Delta Green Wave basketball teams opened up District 1-AAA play splitting four games at Indianola Academy Tuesday. Breck Brewer poured in 16 points to lead the junior high Lady Waves to a 50-36 victory. Paizlee Woods and Libby Miller also reached double figure scoring with 12 and 10 points
Former Super Bowl Champion Turns to STEM to Empower Youth
It can be even more difficult if you are like Ellis Wyms, who grew up in Indianola, Mississippi, a city in which 30 percent of the population sits at or below the poverty line and median household income is only $26,479.
Longtime supervisor in Mississippi Delta dies after wreck
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — A longtime county supervisor in the Mississippi Delta has died after a wreck, and a temporary successor will be appointed to serve the rest of his term.
Three Car Crash Snarls Traffic in Greenwood
GREENWOOD, MS (Ben Caxton) — Traffic was snarled Wednesday evening in Greenwood by a three-car crash on U.S. 82 at Whittington Park Drive. Several injured people were taken from the scene to the hospital by ambulance from the wreck which occurred around 5:20 PM. One of the drivers and at least one p
Education Department Holding Lottery Money Give Away
JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — The Mississippi Department of Education is holding a lottery for parents who would like to claim state money to send children with disabilities to nonpublic schools. 41 scholarships, worth nearly $6600 apiece, were forfeited by parents who aren’t using them and are availab
Eli's Story: IA senior survived near drowning at 3 years old, has grown into exceptional scholar-athlete
If you ask Eli Lipsey what he remembers about July 12, 2004, he can’t tell you much. The Indianola Academy senior was only 3 years old then, and like most people, memories of those early years are a little hazy.
Leflore Supervisor Dies from Crash Injuries
GREENWOOD, MS (Ben Caxton) — Leflore County District 2 Supervisor Robert Moore has died. Moore was airlifted Wednesday morning to the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson after his car was found in a ditch off a sharp curve on Browning Road by a passerby who alerted authorities. Inves
5 Mississippi Police Officers Investigated in Custody Death
GRENADA, Miss. — Five police officers in Mississippi are being investigated in the death of a man they were taking to the county jail. WTVA-TV reported Thursday that three Grenada police officers responded last week to a report of a disturbance and arrested 26-year-old Robert Loggins, who died while
Monster 217-inch buck goes down in Mississippi
Heath Hodges won something akin to a big buck lottery on the afternoon of Dec. 3 when a huge 20-point brute chose his trail to walk down. One shot from the Itta Bena, Miss. hunter’s .35 Whelen, and the big buck was on the ground.
Hogan’s career-high 25 points leads SEMO past MVSU, 77-57
ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) — Skyler Hogan scored a career-high 25 points with five 3-pointers and Southeast Missouri State broke away in the second half to defeat Mississippi Valley State 77-57 Tuesday night.
SCCSD to host United in Music Christmas Celebration
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Price remembered:Legendary Gentry basketball coach dies over weekend
The final buzzer has sounded on the life of another beloved Sunflower County resident. Sunflower County Consolidated School District teacher and basketball coach Kirk Edward Price passed away on Saturday night leaving a void that many say will be hard to fill.
Katie Ray Adams Gallaher, 91
Funeral services for Katie Ray Adams Gallaher, 91, of Duck Hill, Mississippi, were held Monday, December 3, 2018 at 2 p.m. at McKibblen and Guinn Funeral Service with Brother Cole Surrell officiating. Interment followed in the Red Hill Cemetery near Duck Hill. She died Saturday, December 1, 2018.
Wendy's High School Heisman Names Sunjay Chawla And Lauren Eccles As The National Winners Of Wendy's Annual Scholarship Competition
Wendy’s announced Sunjay Chawla, Greenwood, Miss. and Lauren Eccles, Dandridge, Tenn. as the 2018 Wendy’s Heisman National Winners. The award recognizes high school seniors who have gone to the greatest lengths to be the best student-athletes and leaders within their communities. Each winner will re
Marine Plane Crash Cause Revealed
ITTA BENA, MS (Ben Caxton) — It took a year and a half but military investigators have determined the cause of a plane crash that killed 16 servicemen in Mississippi. Bad maintenance practices at a Georgia Air Force base missed a deteriorating propeller blade in 2011. It broke off six years later ov
Wendy's High School Heisman Picks National Winners
From an applicant pool of nearly 42,000 high school scholar-athletes graduating with the class of 2019, Sunjay Chawla and Lauren Eccles have been named the male and female Wendy's High School Heisman National Winners in the award's 25th year.
Black Ribbon Marks Vacant Leflore Supervisor’s Chair
LEFLORE COUNTY, MS (Ben Caxton) — A black bow and ribbon marked the empty boardroom chair of Leflore County District 2 Supervisor Robert Moore who died Friday at age 73 after injuries suffered in a Wednesday car accident near his home on Browning Road. The Supervisors meeting got underway with a pra