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New office for Helena campus security

James Reese, of West Helena, and Sammie Henry, of Helena, both former police officers with the Helena-West Helena Police Department, are full-time campus security staff at Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas (PCCUA)-Helena with a new office across from the bookstore in the Bonner Student Center. Henry, our...
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Ark. man arrested as person of interest in Helena-West Helena homicide

HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark. (WMC) - An Arkansas man was arrested early Tuesday morning in connection to a deadly shooting in Helena-West Helena. Investigators with Helena-West Helena Police Department say officers were dispatched to a residence on HWY 49 regarding a shooting where they found 43-year-old Demarcius Foreman suffering gunshot wounds.

Geraldine Still Woodard, 91

Geraldine Still Woodard, 91, of Batesville, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022, at Baptist Memorial Hospital – North Mississippi, in Oxford. She was born on July 23, 1931, in Lafayette, to Virgil Ferguson and Christine Tramel. Geraldine was a member of First Faith Baptist Church. She was a...

James Caldwell Webb, Sr., 95

James Caldwell Webb, Sr., 95. of Batesville, passed away on Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, at Azalea Commons of Batesville. He was born in McComb on April 4, 1927, to Lottie Clyde Mars and Lucious Monroe Webb. Mr. Webb was a member of Good Hope Baptist Church, where he served as...
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Prep roundup: Oak Hill Academy softball outlasted in extra innings

CLARKSDALE — The Oak Hill Academy softball team suffered a tough extra-inning, walk-off loss to Lee Academy in Monday’s road game. The Raiders took the lead in the top of the ninth on a Harley Vaughn sacrifice fly but allowed two runs in the bottom of the frame, falling 9-8. With runners on first and second, Alyssa Vassel plated both runs on a two-out, winning hit for the Fillies.

Mississippi man accused of shooting own father in back captured after two-day search

A man accused of shooting his father in the back was arrested Thursday after a two-day manhunt, Mississippi sheriff’s office deputies reported. Panola County Sheriff’s Office deputies announced the arrest of Markevious Robinson who police say shot his own father in the back during an argument Tuesday at a mobile home.

Panola County fugitive located, arrested after school lockdown

BATESVILLE, Miss. (WMC) - After a brief “soft” lockdown of South Panola Schools, fugitive Markevious Robinson was located and apprehended on Draper Street in Batesville on Thursday afternoon. Robinson was wanted since Tuesday by the Panola County Sheriff’s Office for aggravated assault, attempted armed robbery, and kidnapping. He...
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The best beans, ‘maters, and melons around

Alvin Ferlock has been a familiar sight in Hernando for over 30 years. From May 25 until Halloween, Ferlock can be found by the railroad crossing selling fresh produce out of his truck and trailer to locals, folks passing by, and even regular customers from as far away as Kansas and Missouri.

Batesville, South Panola schools went on lockdown during first week of classes

BATESVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) — It is the first week of classes for students in the South Panola School District, and most of its schools went into a lockdown Thursday just four days into the new school year. The district said Batesville schools went under lockdown along with South Panola...