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Multiple Shootings Around Greenwood Tuesday Night & Wednesday
GREENWOOD, MS (Ben Caxton) — A series of shootings struck Greenwood from Tuesday evening through early Wednesday morning. In the first incident 35-year-old, Ernest Williams was shot dead by two men who approached his car while he was dropping off a passenger at the Bishop Apartments. At 1:40 AM Gree
The GMO Debate: Here’s The Story Of A Convert
This is the age of big questions. Will artificial intelligence (AI) dominate the world? Will we find a suitable alternative to fossil fuels? Will big data make us lose our privacy? And will genetic engineering (GE) and genetically modified organisms (GMOs) give rise to Frankenstein-like chimeras?
Tuesday Shooting Leaves Greenwood Man Dead
GREENWOOD, MS (Ben Caxton) — A Tuesday night shooting has left a Greenwood man dead. Authorities are blaming rival gang factions for the latest gun death. The Leflore County Sheriff’s Department say they responded to the shooting at Bishop Apartments on Clay Street around 9:15 PM. Sheriff Ricky Bank
Greenwood Sales Tax Receipts Up in July but Down for the Year
GREENWOOD, MS (Ben Caxton) — Sales tax reimbursements to the City of Greenwood in July were up 10% over the same period last year. But for the first ten months of the fiscal year, the city still has received about 2% less back from the state to spend than the previous year at this time. In July the
Batesville motel suffers significant roof damage following storms
BATESVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - The roof of a local motel is blown off following Thursday night's storms. The manager of the Days Inn in Batesville says they lost power around midnight.The manager says the fire department arrived early Friday morning to work on cleaning up the damage.The manager says abo
Police Say They’ve Arrested Greenwood Liquor Store Bandit
GREENWOOD, MS (Ben Caxton) — Greenwood Police say they’ve caught the man responsible for a liquor store robbery last week. 29-Year-Old Frederic Cornell has been charged with armed robbery in connection with an incident at Cellars Liquor Store on Highway 82. Police say that as the store was closing l
MS WFO MEMPHIS Warnings, Watches, and Advisories
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Malaco Records Unveils New Exhibit at the Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale, Mississippi
TheDelta Blues MuseuminClarksdale, Mississippiis hosting a special summer exhibit in partnership withThe Malaco Music Group, in celebration of the group’s 50th anniversary year.On July 19, the museum will open “The Last Soul Company: 50 Years of Excellence” honoring Malaco’s milestone. The Museum ha
U.S. Marshals hires private prison giant CoreCivic to hold 1350 prisoners in Mississippi
The U.S. Marshals Serviceawarded another contractto private prison companyCoreCiviclast month as part of a plan to bring an estimated 1,350 prisoners to the Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility in Tutwiler, Mississippi. The new batch of inmates number greater than the population of the town its
Feds reopen brutal 63-year-old slaying of black teen Emmett Till
MONEY, MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Justice Department has reopened the 63-year-old killing of a black teen, whose violent death helped build momentum for the civil rights movement.
Does Carolyn Bryant Donham Deserve Forgiveness?
“According to recovered court transcripts released by the F.B.I. in 2007, he let out a “wolf whistle” as she exited the store to get a gun from her car. Bryant later informed her husband and his half brother, who proceeded to uphold a grim tradition: Till was abducted, beaten, shot in the head and t
Medals for Servicemen Killed in Itta Bena Crash
ITTA BENA, MS (Ben Caxton) — Marine Corps officials have dedicated a memorial to the 16 servicemen who died in a plane crash last year in Mississippi. The Special Forces Marines were going from North Carolina to California for training when their KC-130T military transport plane crashed July 10th of
AP Was There: 2 men acquitted of murder in Emmett Till case
SUMNER, Miss. (AP) — The federal government hasreopened its investigationof the 1955 slaying of black teen Emmett Till, a case that helped build momentum for the civil rights movement. The move comes a year after a book on the case revealed that a key figure acknowledged lying.
Greenwood Midway Hotel Demolition on Hold for Court Hearing
GREENWOOD, MS (Ben Caxton) — Demolition of the Midway Hotel in Greenwood is on hold after the owner filed suit against the city late last week. The city council voted several weeks ago to demolish the structure saying it was a hazard. Streets along the east side of the building have been closed off
Mississippi honors Marine plane crash victims with memorial
The militarytransport plane, flown by a New York-basedMarineReserveunit, was going fromNorth CarolinatoCaliforniafor training when it crashed
Emmett Till’s mother opened his casket and sparked the civil rights movement
Mamie Till-Mobley weeps at her son’s funeral on Sept. 6, 1955, in Chicago. (Chicago Sun-Times/AP)
Official: Renewed Emmett Till probe prompted by 2017 book - The Garden Island
In this Sept. 23, 1955, file photo, J.W. Milam, left, his wife, second left, Roy Bryant, far right, and his wife, Carolyn Bryant, sit together in a courtroom in Sumner, Miss. Bryant and his half-brother Milam were charged with murder but acquitted in the kidnap-torture slaying of 14-year-old black t
AP News - AP Was There: 2 men acquitted of murder in Emmett Till case
SUMNER, Miss. (AP) — The federal government has reopened its investigation of the 1955 slaying of black teen Emmett Till, a case that helped build momentum for the civil rights movement. The move comes a year after a book on the case revealed that a key figure acknowledged lying.
Virtual reality developers aim to spark tech boom in the Deep South
CLARKSDALE, Miss. –This agricultural town in the Mississippi Delta, in a region that is one of the poorest in the country, is thousands of miles away from California’s Silicon Valley. But in an old building here that used to be a clothing shop, there’s a virtual reality academy that trains the next
FBI asked the author of a 2017 Emmett Till book to hand over interview recordings before re-opening investigation
Not long after that, Duke University scholar Timothy Tyson said, he turned over interview recordings and other research materials for his 2017 book on the 1955 case that shocked the nation and helped build momentum for the civil rights movement.