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AP News - Police: Mississippi man beat neighbor over lawn mowing job
The Greenwood Commonwealth reports 39-year-old Brad Gentry had been paid to mow his neighbor's lawn but stopped halfway through and left. Leflore County Sheriff Ricky Banks says the neighbor, Ray Farris, then went and got someone else to finish the task. Banks says Gentry came back angry and "beat t
35,000 Sign Online Recall Petition Against Grenada D.a.
GRENADA, MS (Ben Caxton) — An investigative report showing that Grenada D.A. Doug Evans’ office strikes five times as many black jurors as white jurors has resulted in 35,000 people signing an online removal petition. The report was featured in an internet podcast called “In the Dark” which looked a
Former Greenwood police officer faces charges
Courtesy: Mississippi A.G. OfficeGREENWOOD, Miss (WJTV) - A former Greenwood police officer surrendered to authorities Tuesday.Erica Scott has been indicted on a count of embezzlement and another county of fradulent statement. Both are felonies.Prosecutors claim Scott falsified time sheets and submi
Man charged with shooting that killed 1 in north Mississippi
GRENADA, Miss. (AP) — A man has been charged with murder following a deadly shooting in northern Mississippi.Grenada County Sheriff Alton Strider tells WTVA-TV that David Tidwell Jr. was arrested shortly after the Saturday shooting, which killed Mario Price.Price was found lying in the middle of a m
Fatal car crash begins in West Point Walmart parking lot
A West Point man has died either just before or during a car accident near Walmart off Highway 45 South Alternate Monday.Clay County Coroner Alvin Carter identified the victim as 73-year-old Johnny P. Gilson, of 177 Grove St.The incident began in the West Point Walmart parking at 11 a.m. Gilson drov
Greenwood Contemplates Legal Action Against Sewer Plant Builders
GREENWOOD, MS (Ben Caxton) — An engineering firm has worked out a plan to fix ongoing problems at Greenwood’s sewage treatment plant. After the failure of yet another sewer line at the plant Malouf Construction and Willis Engineering have worked out a plan that Mayor Carolyn McAdams says is “10 time
Man wanted in Bruce following chase
A man is wanted in Calhoun County after leading police on a high-speed chase.BRUCE, Miss. (WTVA) - A man is wanted in Calhoun County after leading police on a high-speed chase.KotyHarris is accused of leading the chase on Saturday, June 16, after failing to yield.Bruce Police Chief Tony Sockwell say
Greenwood Targeting Underage Atv & Golf Cart Drivers
GREENWOOD, MS (Ben Caxton) — The City of Greenwood, and the Greenwood Police Department will be monitoring your summer fun over the next few months. In order to keep people, and the streets and roadways they use safe, residents will see stepped up enforcement of laws governing the use of ATV’s and g
West Point police arrest car burglar
Police said Stederrius Terrell Hodges, 21, of West Point, was wearing the same backpack from the surveillance video. He was charged with burglary of an auto and an outstanding contempt of court warrant. Hodges remains in the Clay County Jail.
Westburg drives in seven as Bulldogs rout Tar Heels in Omaha
OMAHA, Neb. -- All was pointing up for Jordan Westburg as the middle of May approached. His batting average was on the rise, as was his playing time, and as was his Mississippi State baseball team's chances at a postseason bid.
Suspects wanted in several states caught after crash in Mississippi
KOSCIUSKO, Miss. (AP) --A couple linked to a string of robberies and carjackings in Florida and other crimes in Arkansas, Iowa and Illinois has been found in Mississippi after a car wreck.
GEDs provide opportunities for 21 excited graduates
Roger Jones, 33, speaks about his struggles in education during a GED graduation at Lyceum Auditorium at East Mississippi Community College Thursday night. Photo by: Courtesy photo
Water Valley's Sayles sees steady progress in first weeks at the helm
Sayles and the Blue Devils have already gotten eight games under their belts during the summer schedule. The schedule was determined by Sayles, who takes her team to Calhoun City every Monday and have also played against Senatobia, West Tallahatchie, Rosa Fort and New Albany.
Choctaw tribal casinos to have sports betting soon
CHOCTAW, Miss. (WTOK) -Mississippi is one of just five states that have the edge on getting started with sports betting.Regulations are out for public comment from the state Gaming Commission. But similar changes have already been given a green light by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.While
Florida's 'Bonnie & Clyde' arrested in Mississippi, police say
KOSCIUSKO, Mississippi.- A modern-day "Bonnie and Clyde" who are accused of going on a robbery and carjacking spree throughout Florida were arrested Wednesday night in Mississippi, authorities said.
City to spend $45,000 on election
The city-wide election for the referendum on the tourism tax took another step forward Monday night.The Grenada City Council voted to use $45,000 to go toward the election. However, a date has yet to be set as to when the election will be held.Ward Two City Councilman Fredreick “Pete” Wilson made th
HABS in Mississippi: Gwin House, Lexington
The Gwin House in Lexington is no longer standing and is somewhat of a mystery to me. TheMDAH Historic Resources Databasedoesn’t have much to say about the two-story I-house with its one-story pedimented portico, but it does give us a rough address, “300 blk, Boulevard Street.” The HABS data sheet i
LinkFest fundraiser aims for community connectivity
TUPELO – When Link Centre opened its doors in 2001 in the former Harrisburg Baptist Church on West Main Street, the organization sought to be a beacon.Now, more than 15 years later, the new slogan of the arts and social services center – “community connected” – is being put into play with the inaugu
Accident in Mississippi leads to suspect wanted in 4 states
KOSCIUSKO, Miss. (AP) -A couple linked to a string of robberies and carjackings in Florida and other crimes in Arkansas, Iowa and Illinois has been found in Mississippi after a car wreck.
New farmer's market in Louisville
“Anytime any farmer has products to sell, they can come to this location, or if you have consumers that want products anytime during the year we have products growing, we want them to be able to come right here and get those products. So we feel like if all the farmers participate, it’s gonna be a b