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County suffers another homicide after man choked to death

A Leland man is behind bars this morning after authorities say he choked a man to death Sunday. Christopher R. Murray, 44, has been charged with murder in the death of 35-year-old Billy Mattlock, chief deputy Billy Barber said this morning. A Leland man is behind bars this morning after authorities

DELTA DEMOCRAT TIMES - 2017-09-25 16:57:00

West Tallahatchie edges Leland 28-21

West Tallahatchie High School had a near-perfect game strategy to beat Leland High School in their district game Friday. Their plan was simple: Win the time of possession battle and limit Leland running back Randall Robinson as much as possible. The Choctaws (3-3) were able to check off both those b

DELTA DEMOCRAT TIMES - 2017-09-24 20:30:00

J.Y. Trice honored with portion of highway named for him

Loving family members and distinguished guests gathered at the Bolivar County Courthouse in Rosedale for the unveiling of the Juniper Yates "JY" Trice Memorial Highway sign and dedication. Dick Hall, chairman of the Mississippi Transportation Commission, acted as the moderator during the ceremony. "

BOLIVARCOMMERCIAL.COM - 2017-09-25 07:00:00

DAA offers fun classes for adults

The Delta Arts Alliance has begun a series of nights out for adults in the form of Fill the Card, the Ultimate Party. With Bartending 101 under their belt, future classes include Appetizers for All with Stafford Shurden on Sept. 28, What to Wear with H Squared, Wishing Well and Abraham's on Oct. 12,

BOLIVARCOMMERCIAL.COM - 2017-09-25 07:00:00

Board updated on district goals

Bobbie Moore, curriculum and test coordinator for North Bolivar Consolidated School District, recently updated the board of trustees on how the district is meeting strategic goals such as increasing graduation rates, communication between educators and parents, and college readiness. According to Mo

BOLIVARCOMMERCIAL.COM - 2017-09-25 07:00:00

GSA recommends transforming SteinMart Square from green space to 62K-square-foot courthouse

Stein Mart Square could soon be home to Greenville's new federal courthouse. According to the General Service Administration's environmental report, releasedSunday morning, Stein Mart Square is the recommended site. Site acquisition would come at a later date. Stein Mart Square could soon be home t

DELTA DEMOCRAT TIMES - 2017-09-25 16:56:00

FACT CHECK: First cut to state income tax in over 100 years

"The bill that I carried cutting MO's income tax for 1st time in over 100 years will start its 1st phase in jan 1 2018. #moleg @Eric_Schmitt" Taxes have been a hot topic in the political world lately. President Donald Trump has been calling for reduction of corporate taxes. This is something he talk

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2017-09-26 11:00:00

Big questions remain about body cameras for St. Louis police

ST. LOUIS After a tense meeting last week punctuated by cries from the audience, the city's top fiscal body unanimously voted to implement a free, one-year trial with a company providing body cameras to St. Louis police officers, while directing staffers to seek bids for a longer agreement. Under a

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2017-09-26 09:15:00

Senate won't vote on GOP health care bill

The Senate will not vote on the Graham-Cassidy bill to repeal Obamacare, Republican leaders announced Tuesday. The decision is another blow to President Donald Trump's attempts to repeal Obamacare, a long-time Republican campaign promise and a centerpiece of his legislative agenda. Trump is now also

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2017-09-26 19:33:18

Trump: 'I wasn't preoccupied with the NFL'

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he has "not at all" been "preoccupied" by the NFL and the controversy surrounding the National Anthem. "I wasn't preoccupied with the NFL," Trump told reporters in the Rose Garden. "I was ashamed of what was taking place." Trump reiterated once again that he

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2017-09-26 18:18:53

Ameren Missouri to spend $1 billion on wind generation projects

Ameren Missouri on Monday outlined a more than $1 billion commitment to added renewable energy generation, helping reshape the long-term outlook of its power supply and taking what some praised as a critical, if not overdue, first step toward adopting increasingly cost-effective clean energy. The St

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2017-09-25 23:51:00

North Korea accuses Trump of declaring war

North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho on Monday accused US President Donald Trump of declaring war on his country by tweeting over the weekend that North Korea "won't be around much longer." In light of this, Ri said North Korea would take counter measures, including the right to shoot down US b

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2017-09-26 07:28:12

Trump's gut knows that America agrees with him on NFL controversy

If you are upset about President Donald Trump's position on NFL players who kneel during the national anthem -- an opinion he colorfully expressed in a speech in Alabama and in a series of follow-up tweets -- take a deep breath and listen. There's good reason to believe that public opinion is on his

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2017-09-26 04:32:06

Missouri attorney general to probe claims of wrongdoing during Anthony Lamar Smith settlement case

JEFFERSON CITY Attorney General Josh Hawley says he will hire an independent investigator to probe whether the office of Hawley's predecessor, Chris Koster, improperly withheld evidence before Anthony Lamar Smith's family settled a wrongful death case in 2013. St. Louis police officer Jason Stockle

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2017-09-25 22:10:00

Columbia protesters bash Congress' latest health care proposal

Scott Fines' voice reverberated through a megaphone toward a crowd carrying signs and banners emblazoned with messages like "Stop the Cuts" and "Life is a Pre-Existing Condition." "There are people in Congress today who would like to make it more expensive to get health care than to get sick," Fines

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2017-09-25 22:00:00

Missing Houston teen killed, death penalty will be considered

Three persons have been charged with the gruesome death of a missing Houston teenager after remains were found northeast of Cabool. Andrew Vrba, and his girlfriend, Isis Schauer, both 18-year-old Houston residents, are charged with the first-degree murder of Joseph M. Steinfeld, 17, as well as armed

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2017-09-26 18:52:00

Houston Rural 'Poker Run' raises close to $5,000

The Houston Rural Fire Department's annual motorcycle Poker Run fundraiser took place last Saturday, with dozens of riders participating. Houston Rural Fire Chief Don Gaston said that the event raised close to $5,000 for the department. Plato resident Tonia Fiegenbaum won the $300 prize for best han

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2017-09-26 17:15:00

MoDOT reports pipe taken; stolen property recovered

A deputy responded at about 8:50 p.m. Sept. 20 after a 76-year-old man reported a truck parked in the roadway on Varvel Road at Willow Springs. The officer was unable to locate it. A deputy responded at about 3:15 p.m. Sept. 15 regarding a report of a meth lab at St. Anna Drive at Plato. The officer

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2017-09-25 17:21:00

The Republicans are on the verge of another Obamacare loss

The Republican effort to repeal Obamacare is once again on life support, just one more "no" vote away from having their latest effort to overhaul the Affordable Care Act scuttled. The next 24 hours are critical for the future of Graham-Cassidy, the latest Republican plan to overhaul Obamacare from S

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2017-09-25 19:33:40

Sold out: Football fans fill dorms left empty at Mizzou after enrollment drop

David and Holly Merz laugh while talking with friends at a tailgate before the Mizzou vs. Auburn football game in Columbia, Mo., on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. Photo by Michael Cali David and Holly Merz leave their rented dorm room in Discovery Hall to head to a tailgate in Columbia, Mo., on Saturday,

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2017-09-24 23:00:00