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Justice Department Announces Settlement of MDCC Case

MOORHEAD, MS (Ben Caston) — A discrimination lawsuit against Mississippi Delta Community College is over. The United States Justice Department had filed suit against the college claiming that MDCC had discriminated against employee Pamela Venton on the basis of race in violation of Title VII of the

DELTADAILYNEWS.COM - 2018-08-14 04:00:00

Indianola Gets Airport Grant Money for Runways

INDIANOLA, MS (Ben Caxton) — Landing at the Indianola Airport could be a smoother experience for flyers in the near future. The airport is one of 20 airports around the state that will be getting needed funding for new projects and improvements. The $9.77M in grant money was announced by Senators Ro


Community college pays $75,000 to settle discrimination suit

MOORHEAD, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi community college will pay a counselor $75,000 to settle a race discrimination lawsuit.

ROANOKE TIMES - 2018-08-13 23:05:29

New Charges Against Highway 49 Attack Suspect

GREENWOOD, MS (Ben Caxton) — The man suspected of a string of recent attacks on vehicles traveling along Highway 49 has been hit with new charges. 18-year-old Jumearo Williams of Tchula was arrested last week in Leflore County and charged with felony malicious mischief charges Authorities say Willia


To-Go Cups Still a No-go in Greenville

GREENVILLE, MS (Ben Caxton) — A state law that took effect July 1st allows any city in Mississippi to create a district allowing carry-out drinks, but each city must set its own rules. While most of the people who spoke at a public meeting in Greenville last week favored creating a downtown “leisure

DELTADAILYNEWS.COM - 2018-08-14 04:00:00

TAG2HI? Error means it really is in 1 Mississippi city

GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi drivers like to complain about the high price of license plates. Now, some 10,000 people in one city have been overcharged.Leflore County Tax Assessor Leroy Ware says the wrong tax rate was applied for vehicle tags inside the city of Greenwood.The Greenwood Common

WASHINGTON TIMES - 2018-08-14 00:00:00

Buchana closes out Sunflower Saturday Night

Most definitely, the 46-year-old who debuted as a teenage lead singer for the gospel group “Mighty Suns of God” is on top of the world with cross-country bookings and 17 recorded albums, including smash hit singles “Back Up Lover” and “Two Steps Behind.”


Man charged with launching objects at Mississippi drivers

GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — Officials are adding charges against a Mississippi Delta man they say was launching objects at people along a highway.The Greenwood Commonwealth reports that 18-year-old Jumearo Williams is now charged with aggravated assault in addition to earlier malicious mischief charges.

LAREDO MORNING TIMES - 2018-08-14 19:19:57

Washington County Economic Alliance breaks ground on a multi-million dollar, 84-room, Tru by Hilton

Greenville, MS – The Washington County Economic Alliance (WCEA) is pleased to announce a groundbreaking ceremony for the development of a Tru by Hilton in Greenville, MS. Through a development partnership of the Chawla and Retzer familes, the new hotel will bolster 84 rooms through a multi-million d


2018 Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival

In 1981, at the age of 18, Spiller attended Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Ark.“I started out in music. But they can’t teach me anything I didn’t already know. So I became an art education major”.


Sunflower to celebrate ‘Razorblade’, Veal

The Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival will pay tribute to two of its greats, Josh “Razorblade” Stewart and C.V. Veal, this weekend. The two died earlier this year.


Greenville delays vote on rules for to-go cups of alcohol

Most of the people speaking at a public meeting in Greenville last week favored creation of a "leisure and recreation district" downtown, away from residential areas,the Delta Democrat-Times reported. Some expressed concerns about how rules would be enforced.


Soybean Farmers Allege White Seed Company Purposely Sold Them Bad Seeds, Costing Them At Least $1M

Tyrone Grayer, left, and David Allen Hall inspect a soybean plant at their farm in Parchman, Miss. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)


Lucious Spiller became known because of the Sunflower Fest

Clarksdale musician Lucious Spiller is shown surrounded by a field full of sunflowers on a recent summer afternoon. It was a documentary filmed during the Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival that gave Spiller his first national exposure.


Skaggs takes over as pastor at FUMC Indianola

Skaggs, who took over as lead pastor at First United Methodist Church in Indianola this summer, said that he felt the calling as far back as high school, but God used a number of opportunities outside of the ministry to prepare him for the pulpit.


Private who snorted three MRE coffee packets during land-nav wanders onto the moon — Duffel Blog

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – After snorting three MRE coffee packets during a land navigation exercise at Camp Shelby, Mississippi, Pvt. Dillen Roebuck rocketed from the surface of the earth and landed on the far side of the moon, NASA officials confirmed today.


Black soybean farmers claim they were sold faulty seeds

In this June 25, 2018, photo, Tyrone Grayer, left, and David Allen Hall inspect a soybean plant at their farm in Parchman, Miss. Hall and Grayer are among a group of black farmers in Tennessee and Mississippi... more


Greenwood Hospital Board Silent on Affiliation

GREENWOOD, MS (Ben Caxton) — A proposal to tie the Greenwood Leflore Hospital into an affiliation with the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson was met with silence at a Tuesday Hospital Board meeting. The proposal which has been seen as gathering support from the city and hospital st


Cotton Teleconference: Market Reports, Trade Tariffs, and West Texas Weather, Aug. 13

Dr. O. A. Cleveland, Mississippi State University, economics professor emeritus and cotton marketing specialist, will lead the cotton market discussion. The broadcast will take place on Monday, August 13 at 7:30am central time.


Crews begin work to fix sinking manhole

Since early June, motorists have had to follow a detour as they maneuver around downtown Greenville and unfortunately, it looks like they will have to abide by those routes until fall.