Desoto County,

Brighton, TN alderman indicted on fondling charges in Desoto County, MS

The kickoff to the fifth annual Tri-State Black Pride weekend was held downtown with food, drinks, live music, and entertainment. 20-year-old Gracie Jeppsen has been getting treatment at St. Jude since April. Her brain cancer diagnosis is a difficult one, but she’s fighting with all her strength with the love of her life by her side.

Mid-South alderman indicted in Mississippi fondling case

DESOTO COUNTY, Miss. (WMC) - A Tipton County man who is also an alderman for the town of Brighton is facing an indictment in connection to a fondling case in DeSoto County, Mississippi. According to DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department, David Boone is charged with two counts of fondling. Investigators say...
Brighton, TNCovington Leader

Brighton alderman indicted on two counts of fondling

A Brighton alderman was indicted in DeSoto County, Miss. Wednesday and charged with two counts of fondling. David Boone, who was elected in November 2020, was booked into the Tipton County Jail Wednesday evening on a hold for Mississippi, the sheriff’s office confirmed. Currently employed at White Station High School...

Brighton alderman accused of inappropriate behavior with child

BRIGHTON, Tenn. (WMC) - A Brighton town alderman, who taught at White Station High in Memphis, is accused of fondling a child under the age of 16, according to investigators. David Boone was indicted by a grand jury this month, even though the incident allegedly happened last year. Boone, wearing...
Covington, TNCovington Leader

Juneteenth event planned Saturday in Frazier Park

On Saturday the county’s second-ever known celebration of Juneteenth, the day commemorating the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States, will be held in Covington. Though it is a big event in many Texas towns, Juneteenth isn’t as widely celebrated in other areas of the United States. “The purpose...
Paragould, ARKait 8

Two injured in Osceola shooting

Innovation center coming to Paragould, farmer’s market to move to new location. The Chamber of Commerce is also working on developing a pavilion to hold the Paragould Farmer’s Market. City sees record sales tax collection. Updated: 14 hours ago. |. The money will go towards the general fund budget. People...
Tipton County, TNCovington Leader

School board OKs athletic, ag program projects

New turf on the football fields. New lights for the other sports. New buildings for the ag departments. It’s all coming soon to Tipton County Schools after the school board approved a project timeline at Thursday night’s meeting. “Our kids deserve the best,” said director Dr. John Combs. Already approved...
Ripley, TNWDEF

Prisoner who killed administrator pleads guilty

RIPLEY, Tenn. (AP) – A convicted felon has been sentenced to life in prison without parole in a deal with prosecutors in the rape and killing of a Tennessee prison administrator during a 2019 escape. Curtis Ray Watson pleaded no contest Monday to a charge of first-degree murder in the...
Osceola, ARJonesboro Sun

Musings on the name game

I am not sentimental about things named after Confederates, but as I’ve stated in my column before, I’m also not offended by things named for people who took up arms against the United States. Not only do I have Confederate ancestors, I’m from a place called Osceola, named after the...