Plane crash in Mississippi leaves one person severely injured, fire department says
QUITMAN COUNTY, Miss. - A plane crash in Mississippi left one person with "severe traumatic injuries," according to the Coahoma County Fire Department. The fire department said that the small, single-engine plane crashed in a field in neighboring Quitman County, about 1 hour and 20 minutes south of Memphis, on Tuesday, February 20, 2024.
Clarksdale leaders take aim at crime, violence after teen’s death
CLARKSDALE, Miss. — Community leaders in Clarksdale, Mississippi, came together Tuesday to take aim at rising crime after gun violence claims another young victim. Mayor Chuck Espy was flanked by law enforcement as well as heads of two school systems as he addressed the growing crime and violence. “There is a united effort, the County and […]
15-year-old shot, killed in Clarksdale
CLARKSDALE, Miss. (WMC) - A 15-year-old was killed in a shooting in Clarksdale, Mississippi, on Monday morning. Police were called to a shooting on Choctaw Street around 2 a.m. where they say numerous shots were fired into a home. The 15-year-old was shot several times and did not survive. Police...
Authorities Investigate Benoit Shooting
BENOIT, MS – On Monday, February 19, 2024, at approximately 1035 hours, the Bolivar County Sheriff’s Office responded to a gunshot victim incident at 95A Ingersol Rd. in Benoit. The victim, identified as twenty-five-year-old Marchello Hoskin of Benoit, had sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was being transported by...
Bolivar County shooting leaves 1 man in critical condition
BENOIT - A shooting this morning in bolivar county is under investigation by the Bolivar County Sheriff’s Department. Delta News reporter Jasmine Steverson was there on the scene to find out what happened. Around 10’oclock Monday morning is when Benoit resident Jennifer Thomas said she received the call that...
A Culinary Tour of Italy: Top 3 Italian Restaurants in Cleveland
This article presents a guide to three exceptional Italian restaurants in Cleveland. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these establishments? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
Legislation introduced to shut down Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman
Www.supertalk.fm – J.T. Mitchell – 2024-02-20 09:37:14. SUMMARY: Mississippi lawmakers are considering Senate Bill 2353, which aims to close down the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman. Introduced by Democratic Sen. Juan Barnett, the bill proposes a four-year process to phase out Parchman starting July 1, relocating inmates and staff to other facilities. A portion of the 18,000-acre prison could be leased for various uses, and a facility for treating inmates with mental illness would be established. Parchman, criticized for poor living conditions and inhumane treatment, recently regained national accreditation after renovations. The bill is currently under review by Senate committees.
Patriot Natural Disaster Simulation begins at Camp Shelby
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - On Monday, the Patriot Natural Disaster Simulation began at Camp Shelby. The annual simulation is hosted once a year by the U.S. Air and Army National Guards. While it’s usually held up North, this year’s simulation was brought to Mississippi. “This year, we’re concentrating...
Delta State to fly university flag at half-staff in honor of Purchasing Coordinator Emeritus, Margie Millican
The Delta State University flag will fly at half-staff from Tuesday, February 20, through sunset on Thursday, February 22, in honor of Delta State Purchasing Coordinator Emeritus, Margie Millican, of Cleveland, Mississippi. Millican passed away on February 18, 2024. She was 85. Ms Margie began working at Delta State in...
Madison County, MS High School Boys Basketball Schedule, Streaming Live Today - February 21
If you're searching for how to watch high school basketball in Madison County, Mississippi today, we've got you covered here. Follow high school basketball this season on the NFHS Network! Keep tabs on your family or alma mater and tune in!. Madison County, Mississippi High School Boys Basketball Games Today.
Excessive force allegations in Arkansas led to termination of four officers, state police investigations
Arkansas – The Arkansas State Police are currently conducting investigations into two allegations of improper use of force, marking significant inquiries into law enforcement conduct within the state. These investigations highlight concerns over the use of force in law enforcement operations and the accountability mechanisms in place for officers’ actions.
Mississippi National Guard performs disaster rescue drill
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WHLT) – Camp Shelby hosted this year’s PATRIOT Natural Disaster Response Drill. The five-day event helps prepare members of the military and civilian emergency response crews to work together after a natural disaster. “The National Guard’s primary purpose is to defend the homeland and take care of the homeland. And so being able […]
State Sen. Reginald Murdock shares thoughts on Helena West-Helena
Last month, residents of Helena West-Helena were without water for a week because of issues with the city’s water system, according to the Arkansas Times. In an interview with KARK Channel 4’s Capitol View, State Sen. Reginald Murdock, D-Marianna, said the state has helped the city with this situation, but it is still a work in progress.
Animal Shelter Update
Jamie Gregory-Grant has been the Director of the Cleveland-Bolivar County Animal Shelter for eight years. “I facilitate all the day-to-day operations of the shelter including but not limited to approving adoptions, intakes, purchasing, employee scheduling, public relations, social media marketing, transport coordination, and overseeing the medical care of the animals,” said Grant.
Today the gas price is close to $2.89 in Tutwiler as of 2024-02-20. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Tuesday is $3.276, a week ago the price is $3.225 , according to AAA.
Jeremy Simpson: Navigating the Tech Landscape with Resilience and Passion
A recent spotlight feature explored the remarkable journey of Jeremy Simpson, a seasoned technology leader hailing from Clarksdale, Mississippi. With over 20 years of experience in the Information Technology Industry, Jeremy’s story serves as a testament to resilience, integrity, and the unwavering pursuit of passion over financial gain. Insights...
DSU alum appointed to position with NEA Foundation
CLEVELAND, Miss. — The NEA Foundation recently announced the appointment of Delta State University graduate Jasmine Cleark as the new program officer for community schools for the NEA Foundation. The NEA Foundation is a DC-based national nonprofit and philanthropy working to promote and protect public education and is expanding staff presence in the Deep South. In her new role, Cleark will lead the Foundation’s Community Schools Initiative.
17-Year-Old Dies from Clarksdale Shooting
CLARKSDALE, Miss.–A 17-year-old who was shot Friday in Clarksdale died from his injuries, police confirmed Tuesday. Jameion Chatman was shot in the head on Spruce St. Chatman was first taken to Mississippi Regional Medical center by two young men, who have been questioned by police, reported WREG in Memphis. He was then flown to a Memphis hospital, but did not survive.
West End District Expansion
Welcoming Yamato Japanese Steakhouse and adding square footage. The West End District in Cleveland, will be bringing a new tenant to the property. Yamato Japanese Steakhouse, which will be serving Asian cuisine and providing a sushi bar, will move in during February and commence operations some time during March, 2024. They will be occupying the existing Farmhouse Table restaurant building, located across fromw the Lyric Hotel.
Centennial Lecture ignites Inauguration Week at Delta State University
CLEVELAND, Miss. — Delta State University kicked off a week of events leading up to the inauguration of its ninth president, Dr. Daniel J. Ennis, with a Centennial Lecture on Monday, February 19 to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the introduction of the legislation that led to the school’s creation. Given that February 19 was also the national observance of Presidents Day, the federal holiday devoted to honoring our nation’s presidents, the Centennial Lecture recognized the previous Delta State presidents and their enduring impact on the university through the years. The investiture ceremony to officially inaugurate Ennis as Delta State’s ninth president will be held on Saturday, February 24 at 10:30 a.m. at the Bologna Performing Arts Center.