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AP News - First class for Mississippi school after desegregation deal
No longer Trojans and Wildcats, they're all Wolves now at Cleveland Central High School, whose seniors collected their diplomas on Saturday.
Cleveland Central High graduates first integrated class
CLEVELAND, MS – It’s graduation rehearsal for Cleveland Central High Seniors in Cleveland, Mississippi.
Gunfire Erupts at Greenwood Housing Complex
GREENWOOD, MS (Ben Caxton) — Greenwood Police are investigating what they are calling a drive-by shooting at the Parkway Place housing complex Thursday afternoon. At least half a dozen Greenwood squad cars reported to the scene to cordon off the area and collect shell casings and other evidence. Wit
1 Dead in Helena-West Helena Shooting
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Four suspects accused in deadly Helena-West Helena shooting
Authorities have identified four suspects in this case: Devonta Higgins, Tommy Higgins, Diamond Higgins and a juvenile.
Itta Bena Man Sentenced to 25 Years for 2015 Robbery
GREENWOOD, MS (Ben Caxton) — Jerry Germaine Carter of Itta Bena has been sentenced to 25 years behind bars for his part in a 2015 robbery and attack in Greenwood. Carter, who was 22 years old at the time, along with Corey Taylor attacked two women inside a local U-Haul store, repeatedly stabbing the
Mississippi town searching for solutions after flood problems
COAHOMA COUNTY, Miss.- Clarksdale, Mississippi is looking into a possible solution for its flooding problem; but that solution could come with a hefty price tag.
Charleston cornerback continues to be one of the hottest prospects in the state of Mississippi
It's not every day in Charleston, Miss., that you have coaches from across the country come to your high school daily from places like Notre Dame to Michigan Illinois to Georgia to Alabama and Auburn to Florida and FSU to Texas and Texas A&M and anywhere else you can think of including the Mississip
4 Suspects Sought in Homicide
Police have identified the suspects as 20-year-old Devonta Higgins, 21-year-old Tommy Higgins, 19-year-old Diamond Higgins, and the fourth is underage.
Sheriff: Deputies respond to four calls of shots fired
Deputy Harold Lewis responded to Alonzo Gipson Rd. in Sardis on May 3 where the suspect advised that he told the resident “not to come to my house, so if I shoot into her vehicle, that’s my rights.”
WREG uncovers more information about Mississippi man who was beaten
SARDIS, Miss. — A Sardis, MS business owner is facing charges after he turned himself in Thursday.
Police: Man shot dead in Helena-West Helena
HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark. — A 22-year-old man has been pronounced dead after being shot in Helena-West Helena Thursday afternoon, Helena-West Helena Police Chief James Smith said.
Boyle-Skene cleared; Mound Bayou under boil water notice - The Bolivar Commercial
While the boil water notice for Boyle-Skene Water Association No. 3 has been lifted, Mound Bayou is now currently under a boil water notice from the Mississippi Department of Health.Mound Bayou issued a Boil-Water Alert for customers who receive their drinking water from their water supply located i
Delta Council annual meeting scheduled - The Bolivar Commercial
“We are excited to announced our Annual Meeting and are looking forward to our annual celebration of regional cooperation through the work of Delta Council,” said King, a producer in South Washington County.
Maple Street Shooting Claims Second Victim
GREENVILLE, MS (Ben Caxton) — A Wednesday shooting on Maple Street in Greenville has claimed it’s second victim. Police say 32-year-old Dexter Morris succumbed to his injuries and died at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Morris was one of two people shot shortly after noon in
GPSD working to expand its success
During her first year as superintendent of the Greenville Public School District, Janice Page-Johnson said she and her team have worked to identify issues, increase transparency and implement programs that would improve the district academically and financially.On Tuesday, she and several other admi
OPINION: AP Physics as a force for civil rights? - The Hechinger Report
MARKS, Miss. — Fifty years ago, the Poor People’s Campaign, conceived by Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., as a means to advocate for equality and opportunity, was launched in Mississippi, defiantly, in the weeks after his assassination.
Nature lovers rescue swamp, dedicate site to fallen officer as nature preserve
GRENADA, Miss. – Faced with the same economic challenges that confront many small towns throughout Mississippi and across America, the leadership of Grenada decided in 2016 to cut and sell trees on city property, including a 300-acre of bottomland hardwood forest located in Chakchiuma Swamp on the e
Bond Set for Greenville Shooting Suspect
GREENVILLE, MS (Ben Caxton) — The man arrested in one of two unrelated fatal shootings last week in Greenville has made his first court appearance. 23-year-old Geor’barri Wells was in court in Greenville Friday in front of municipal judge Michael Prewitt. Prewitt set Wells bond at $750,000 on one co
New family medical clinic opening in Clarksdale
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