Lafayette County,

South Panola School District Mourns Loss of Lead Teacher

Dr. Anteeatta “Tee” Swims worked for the South Panola School District for seven years as the Lead Teacher at Batesville Intermediate School before she was found dead Friday in her Lafayette County home. Her husband, David Lee Swims, 41, was arrested and charged with her murder. He is being held...
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Oxford, MSWAPT

Oxford woman charged after child tests positive for drugs

OXFORD, Miss. — An Oxford woman was arrested and charged after a child tested positive for drugs. On May 10, Child Protective Services reported a child who tested positive for a controlled substance to the Oxford Police Department. Memphis police later arrested Tabatha Perkins, 31, of Oxford. She was transported...
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Sexual battery arrest made during weekend in Oxford

OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) - Oxford police arrested and charged a central Mississippi man with sexual battery. According to the Oxford Police Department, officers responded on June 11 to a business in the 100 block of Courthouse Square for a reported sexual battery incident. The investigation resulted in the arrest of...

Former DeSoto County state representative found murdered, coroner says

YALOBUSHA COUNTY, Miss. (WMC) - Yalobusha County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the murder of a former Mississippi state representative who was killed Sunday night. The county coroner tells WMC Action News 5 Ashley Henley of DeSoto County was reportedly cutting grass outside of a trailer on Patricia Drive in the Water Valley Boat Landing Community at the time of her murder.
Oxford, MSWLBT

Woman charged with neglect after child tested positive for drugs

OXFORD, Miss. (WLBT) - A woman is charged with neglect after a child tested positive for drugs, Oxford police say. Investigators arrested and charged Tabatha Perkins, 31, with child neglect. Child Protective Services reported to police that a child had tested positive for a controlled substance. Memphis police arrested Perkins...

Ole Miss Announces Several Head Coach Contract Extensions

As Ole Miss wraps up one of the most successful sports seasons in school history, the athletics department has announced contract extensions for many of its head coaches, including national championship women’s golf coach Kory Henkes. Others include Ole Miss rifle coach Marsha Beasley, whose team finished third in the...
Meridian Star

Spiehler overcomes challenges, earns full ride to Ole Miss

After a series of traumatic pregnancies, Stacey Spiehler began a descent into alcoholism during a bout of mania. “It was either pick up a bottle or pick up a gun. And I found the bottle first,” Spiehler says. “Once I started drinking in July 2012, I just didn’t stop.”. She...
Union County, MSThe Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Union County Schools Back-to-School plan for 2021-2022

Union County Schools Back-To-School Plan for 2021-2022 School Year. At their board meeting on April 15, the Mississippi Department of Education announced that COVID-19 academic policy changes will expire at the end of the current school year. As a result, school districts are in the process of modifying 2021-2022 academic plans in order to meet Mississippi Department of Education requirements.
Yalobusha County,

Report: Former state representative killed in Yalobusha County

WATER VALLEY, Miss. (WTVA) - Investigators believe someone murdered former Mississippi State Representative Ashley Henley, the North Mississippi Herald reported on Monday. She was found on Patricia Drive in the Water Valley Boat Landing community Sunday night. Assistant District Attorney Steve Jubera said information gathered at the scene Sunday night...