This project had good intensions but is not a good idea. Here's why
At first blush, one can only hope that plans for a “Military Wall of Honor” in my old hometown of Leland is one of those ideas that evaporates in the presence of thought. As outlined to me in an email from an old classmate at Leland High School, who is spearheading the undertaking, the plan is to erect a granite wall that would include the names of all from the community who have ever served in uniform.
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...
Meet Tiwaniya Tyler ’24
Major: Biochemistry (pre-medicine) Aside from receiving a full-ride scholarship, I accepted my offer to W&L because I valued the idea of receiving a liberal arts education. As a teenager, I was interested in learning various subjects like art, history and the vast majority of the sciences. During my time here, I’ve been able to explore all of these areas without much restriction, and I don’t think I could’ve gotten that option anywhere else!
Flood warning for Clarke and Washington counties until Wednesday night
On Monday at 9:29 a.m. the National Weather Service issued a flood warning in effect until Wednesday at 9:25 p.m. for Clarke and Washington counties. According to the weather service, "Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. The next statement will be issued when updates occur."
Greenville to Participate in March of Mayors Food Drive
Extra Table has contacted Greenville to participate in March of Mayors, a food drive to donate food to local food pantries across the state. Food pantries that would benefit from this drive include Hearty Helpings. Food Pantry and St. Vincent De Paul, both of Greenville, MS. Greenville is one of 50 cities in Mississippi to be a part of this initiative. Each participating city is tasked to raise one food item in their community to contribute to a mass food drive. Greenville is charged to collect canned corn for this cause. The Mayor’s Office is asking the community to donate canned corn to this drive, which ends on Friday, March 1st.
Man charged after body found in Madison County home
MADISON COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – A man has been charged after a body was found inside a Madison County home. The Madison County Journal reported Dawton Whatley, 19, of Washington County, was arrested and charged with the murder. Health Hall, with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, said deputies responded to the location on Haley Creek […]
Man arrested, accused of stealing 45 firearms from shed
OKTIBBEHA COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) – US Marshals arrested a man accused of stealing 45 firearms. Marshals say Daniel Jones was captured on Tuesday in Greenville. The firearms were taken from a shed on Sturgis-Maben Road, in the western part of Oktibbeha County, in November of 2023. Jones is facing...
Today the gas price is close to $3.09 in Anguilla as of 2024-02-19. 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 Monday is $3.279, a week ago the price is $3.196 , according to AAA.
Savor the Flavor: The Top 3 Must-Visit Cafes in Greenville
In this article, we'll be exploring three delightful cafes in Greenville. Have you had the chance to visit any of them? If yes, we'd love to hear your thoughts! Please feel free to share your experiences in the comments section below:
Sunflower County, MS High School Girls Basketball Schedule, Streaming Live Today - February 16
If your plans today include watching the local high school basketball games in Sunflower County, Mississippi, then there are some important details for you to know. Learn how to watch or stream today's high-school action in the piece below. Follow high school basketball this season on the NFHS Network! Keep...
Construction Begins on Reed Road in Greenville
GREENVILLE, Miss.–If you travel Reed Rd. in Greenville, you can look forward to temporary ramps as a contractor works on the sewer. A Facebook post from Mayor Errick Simmons says the work is expected to take about six weeks and while Suncoast Infrastructure is working on the sewer line, they have put a temporary bypass in place, which is the reason for the ramps.
City of Greenville Prepares for Health Fair
The City of Greenville Mayor’s Health Council is hosting a community health fair on Saturday February 17, 2024. All participating citizens will have access to free screenings for blood pressure, PAD, and HIV. Citizens will also have access to free health information. This event will take place at Wards Recreational Center, located at 1648 Martin Luther King Blvd. The event will begin at 11:00 a.m. and end at 1:00 p.m. In addition, Dr. Fakorede & The Cardiovascular Solutions of Central Mississippi Team will be in attendance to talk about important health information. Also, there will be special performances by numerous school cheerleading teams. If you have any questions, please contact Kyla Rice or Lauren Gales-Bell at 662-378-1501.
First black owned bookstore
Mary Hardy is a mother, teacher, and most notably, owner of the first black owned bookstore " the book gallery" in Greenville, Mississippi. What inspired her to start her business? She says an invitation to a book fair and the success from it gave her confidence a boost. Mary Hardy-...
Acting labor secretary takes tour of Mississippi
Www.youtube.com – 16 WAPT News Jackson – 2024-02-14 23:19:39. SUMMARY: The Acting Secretary of Labor, Julie Su, visited Greenville and Jackson, Mississippi, as part of a state tour to gather information on the economy and job creation in the state. She participated in a panel discussion at the Smith Robertson Museum in Jackson about the impacts the economy is having on the labor force and the creation of new jobs, and what workers stand to be paid. Su expressed her intent to talk about investments in Mississippi and to hear from workers about their experiences with the economy and life, emphasizing the importance of fair pay for hard work. The information gathered will be used to inform policies under the Biden administration.
Local Alert: 24-Hour Parking Ban in Effect from Midnight, February 13, 2024
A Parking Ban will be in effect from 12:00AM Tuesday, February 13, 2024 until 12:00PM on Wednesday, February 14, 2024. No on street parking is allowed during this time. Vehicles parked on city streets may be towed at the owner's expense. A Parking Ban will be in effect from 12:00AM Tuesday, February 13, 2024 until 12:00PM on Wednesday, February 14, 2024. No on street parking is allowed during this time. Vehicles parked on city streets may be towed at the owner's expense.Visit here for more details.
Avon, February 13 High School 🏀 Game Notice
The Walnut High School basketball team will have a game with Riverside High School - Avon on February 13, 2024, 17:30:00 CST.
Highschool Basketball | 12 February Leake County Girls Game Notice
The Leake County Girls Basketball team will have a Playoff game with Simmons(Hollandale, MS) on 12 February, 2024, 7 PM. As of now, Gators has won 0 games and lost 9 games, and the winning rate is 0.
Does Speaker Welch Want Mary Flowers Whacked Like Billy Batts?
Way back in 1990, I was making $17,000 a year working for an online Statehouse news and information company. I was too broke for a vacation, so I helped pay for a modest trip by covering a strike at the Delta Pride catfish-processing company in Indianola, Mississippi, for a few publications. Almost all of the striking workers were Black women, and their highly-unusual walk-out had caused a national stir. I was fascinated by what was happening and wanted to see the action up close.
DSU President Ennis sets Day of Service for tornado victims in Rolling Fork
CLEVELAND, Miss. — As part of the events surrounding his inauguration as Delta State University’s 9th president, Dr. Dan Ennis has organized a Day of Service in Rolling Fork to take place on Friday, February 23. It is customary at many universities to adopt a community project around a new president’s inauguration, and Dr. Ennis determined that Rolling Fork would be an ideal location for such a project. Dr. Ennis began his duties at Delta State on June 1, 2023, and he will be officially inaugurated on Saturday, February 24.