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Three locals face drug charges in Booneville

BOONEVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - Three people from Booneville face drug-related charges in Booneville. According to Booneville Police Chief Michael Ramey, 31-year-old John Fischeal was arrested on Wednesday, November 15. He was arrested on Mimosa Street after officers responded to a call about a susp

WTVA.COM - 2017-11-20 19:10:00

Four arrested locally on drug charges

(WTVA) - Four people were arrested this week on drug charges. Two of the arrests were in Booneville. Two others were in Monroe County. In the Booneville case, officers arrested Janice Nichols, 40, and Tiffant Copeland, 39, Thursday at an apartment at the Best Inn Motel on North Second Street.


Don't want to cook? These local restaurants will be open Thanksgiving Day

Sherman restaurant Cravin' Catfish has been hosting a free Thanksgiving meal on Thanksgiving Day for years. The tenth-annual meal will be served Thursday. By Thomas Wells Daily Journal Cooking a Thanksgiving meal can be a lot of work requiring multiple trips to the grocery store, hours spent in the

NE MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-11-20 13:30:00

Car accident claims life of Hamilton woman

HAMILTON, Miss (WTVA) - A one-vehicle crash in Monroe County claimed the life of a Hamilton woman early Sunday morning. Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley confirmed Rhonda Savage, 55, died at the scene of the accident. Gurley said Savage was driving a 2011 Ford pickup on Lackey Road when she los

WTVA.COM - 2017-11-20 03:31:00

Two arrested on drug charges

A pair of local residents face drug charges following recent traffic stops. Adrian Dixon, 31, of Norwood Street in Corinth, was arrested Wednesday and charged with possession of crack cocaine and possession of methamphetamine. Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell reports Dixon was a passenger in a ve


U.S. Marshals warn of phone scam

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - With holidays approaching, the U.S. Marshals warn people of a recent phone scam. The scam invovles a person calling, claiming to be U.S. Marshals, court officers, or other law enforcement officials. They try to collect a fine for failing to report to jury duty. The scamme

WTVA.COM - 2017-11-20 03:09:00

Last call said for late Bruce police chief at funeral

BRUCE, Miss. (WTVA) - Family, friends, and members of different law enforcement agencies gathered to celebrate the life of Bruce Police Chief Stan Evans who died last week following a battle with cancer. The funeral was held Saturday morning at the Jackson Chapel Baptest Church in Bruce. Not a

WTVA.COM - 2017-11-19 06:26:00

Starkville Police searching for missing teen

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - The Starkville Police Department is searching for a missing teenager. They are asking for help locating Jaylin Boyd, 19. Boyd was last seen Thursday evening at his home on Rockhill Road. He is 5'6" tall and weighs 130 pounds. Boyd was last seen wearing a black swe

WTVA.COM - 2017-11-19 21:50:00

Community people: Joe Hendrix and Beverly Keener

THE COURIER / Submitted Joe Hendrix (left) with the Russellville Kiwanis Club presented Beverly Keener with a check for $1,450 for Arkansas Children's Hospital. Russellville Kiwanis raised the funds during the last year through change collected from the club's Wishing Well program which has six coll

COURIER NEWS - 2017-11-19 23:59:59

George wins State Star Award

Nathan George of Dardanelle was honored as the 2017 State Star for Arkansas during the 37th annual conference of America's Small Business Development Centers in Nashville, Tenn. George is the center director for the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center (ASBTDC) regional office a

COURIER NEWS - 2017-11-19 16:18:54

Arkansas Tech students give back

Approximately 300 Arkansas Tech University students fanned out into the surrounding community last Saturday to provide volunteer service to area organizations and local citizens as part of Green and Gold Give Back 2017. The annual day of service connects ATU students with organizations and causes su


Drainage talk turns into argument

The Russellville City Council got a monthly report on drainage work from Public Works Director Kurt Jones, who was heavily criticized by a resident and an alderman during Thursday's regular meeting at City Hall. Jones told Mark Tripp during the beginning of the discussion of flooding and drainage th

COURIER NEWS - 2017-11-19 19:18:20

State park offers outdoor skills workshops designed for women by a woman

In an effort to combat being indoors-y, Sasha Bowles, a Lake Dardanelle Park Interpreter II in Russellville, created the Outdoor Women Learning Skills workshops a year ago. The O.W.L.S. program is designed for women to come together and learn outdoor survival skills. "The ladies always have so much


Phillips announces his candidacy for prosecuting attorney

Jeff Phillips has announced his candidacy for prosecuting attorney for the 5th Judicial District which includes Pope, Johnson and Franklin counties. From 1993 to 1997 Mr. Phillips was chief deputy prosecuting attorney and has been a deputy prosecuting attorney in the district for the last 12 years.

COURIER NEWS - 2017-11-19 16:18:48

NWS designates ATU as a StormReady campus

Meteorologists Dennis Cavanaugh and Lance Pyle from the National Weather Service (NWS) in Little Rock traveled to Russellville on Thursday to present Arkansas Tech University with the NWS StormReady designation. The award was the culmination of a two-year process led by Heath Whorton, who serves as

COURIER NEWS - 2017-11-19 16:03:59

Governor: Flags at half-staff to honor senator

Gov. Asa Hutchinson ordered Thursday night that the United States flag and the state flag of Arkansas be lowered to half-staff in tribute to the memory and honor of the Honorable State Sen. Gregory B. Standridge, who passed away Thursday morning at the age of 50 after battling cancer. The flag will


New mountain biking trails open in Catskills

WINDHAM, N.Y. (AP) - New multi-use trails have been established on state-owned forest land in the Catskills. The trails are being promoted as a mountain biking destination. The trails are in the Elm Ridge Wild Forest in the town of Windham. The five miles of new trails bring the total to 25 miles in

TIMES UNION - 2017-11-19 12:46:16

Making improvements in the Adirondacks

HORICON, N.Y. (NEWS10) - The third ballot proposal was a bit confusing to many voters, but in the end, was passed but only by a slim majority. The proposal allows for the state to purchase a land bank that can be used to improve parts of the communities in the Catskill and Adirondack Parks. "This cr

NEWS10 ABC - 2017-11-20 21:36:53

Super season for local apple growers

After 60 years of growing apples, Art Soons thought he had seen it all. Until this year. "I've never seen such a load of fruit," said Soons, 84, co-owner of Soons Orchards in New Hampton. "Last year, Mother Nature gave us a half-crop, and this year she gave us a crop and a half." Steve Clarke at Pro

TIMES HERALD-RECORD - 2017-11-19 23:13:33

Nita Lowey: 3 bills support a safe, secure future beyond Indian Point

Embed x Share CLOSE INDIAN POINT FORUM Video: Indian Point Forum Session 1 | 47:40 Overview of closure agreement and decommissioning options with John Sipos, Attorney, NYS Public Service Commission and Kevin Kamps, Radioactive Waste Specialist with Beyond Nuclear. John Meore/lohud 1 of 4 Skip in Sk

LOHUD.COM - 2017-11-20 16:53:28