Crowder, MS

Woolworth Store Building, Clarksdale Mississippi

"Woolworth's," as the F.W. Woolworth Co. store was called, was the most significant element of most small-town downtowns across America throughout the first half of the 20th century, and the Clarksdale store was no exception. The F.W. Woolworth Co. was among the first five-and-dime stores, which sold discounted general merchandise at fixed prices, usually five or ten cents, undercutting the prices of small local merchants. It was also one of the first stores to put merchandise out for the shopping public to handle, select and purchase. In earlier shops, merchandise was kept behind the counter and customers presented the clerk with a list of items they wished to buy.
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1 person dead, another injured in Panola County shooting

PANOLA COUNTY, Miss. (WMC) - One person is dead and another is fighting to stay alive after an overnight shooting in rural Mississippi. Panola County Sheriff’s Office says two men were walking in the area of Railroad and Church Street in Como when they were hit with gunfire around 1:30 a.m. Friday.

Como Man Arrested for Motor Vehicle Theft in Lafayette County, Mississippi

Tags: como, County Road 517, Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department, Mississippi, Motor Vehicle Theft, Oxford, Thomas Ray Gray. Lafayette County Sheriff The Office of Sheriff is a four year term filled through an at-large election process. Duties of the Sheriff involve two primary areas; law enforcement of the county and administrative. The law enforcement duties are to keep the peace in Lafayette County while administrative duties consist primarily of serving as the county jailor. Due to the growth of Lafayette County, the Sheriff Department now employs 26 deputies working four 12 hour shifts.

One person killed, another injured, in early morning shooting in Como, MS

COMO, Mississippi — Investigators in Como, Mississippi, are trying to find the suspects who shot and killed on person and injured a second very early Friday morning. The Panola County Sheriff’s Office said Como Police officers were called to a shooting about 1:35 a.m. on Railroad Street in the Como city limits. They found two people shot. One of them died and the other was shot in the lower leg. That victim’s condition was not released.

Batesville woman dies in I-55 crash

Photo: Both northbound and southbound lanes of I-55 in Southaven north of Church Road were blocked during the investigation and clearing of Thursday morning’s fatal crash. (MDOT Traffic image) One person has died in a three-vehicle wreck Thursday morning on I-55 in Southaven. DeSoto County Coroner Josh Pounder identified...

One killed, one hurt after shooting in Como, Mississippi

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Police have confirmed that one person has died after a shooting in Como, Mississippi early Friday. The Panola County Sheriff’s Office says two men were shot shortly after 2 a.m. in the area of Railroad Street and Church street. One man died on the scene and one man was rushed to Regional Medical […]
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Oxford-based Life Dental Group celebrates fifth anniversary

When Dr. Mike Huggins partnered with Oxford-based investment and management firm EquiPro Holdings to launch Life Dental Group, he had a clear mission in mind: Empower world-class dental care in communities across the southeast by building partnerships with dentists. In 2017, Huggins and the team from EquiPro opened their first...

Como Man Charged With Stealing a Vehicle

On Monday, the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a stolen vehicle in the area of County Road 517. An investigation began regarding the stolen vehicle, and on Wednesday investigators arrested Thomas Ray Gray, 34, of Como for motor vehicle theft. Gray is currently being housed at...

Potential cannabis growers anxiously wait for MSDH license approval

BATESVILLE, Miss. (WMC) - It’s been a month since the launch of the application process for the Mississippi Medical Cannabis Program (MMCP), and potential cultivators, or growers, who’ve applied for a license say they could be getting word back from the Mississippi Department of Health (MSDH) at any moment now.

One injured during Hickory Hill shooting

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — One person was injured during a shooting in Hickory Hill on Friday morning. Officers responded to a shooting at a home on Valleydale Drive off of Hickory Hill. One person was taken to the hospital but police have not released any information regarding their condition. No arrests have been made. This is […]

Randell Glen Sullivan, 87

Randell Glen Sullivan, 87, died Monday, June 27, 2022. He was born on April 11, 1935, in Weir, to W.O. And Hazel Sullivan. During his college he worked as a pharmacist for Burnley’s Drug Store in Batesville, MS and upon graduation from pharmacy school in 1957, he purchased Burnley’s Drug Store from Mrs. Burnley, and became the owner of Sullivan’s Drug Store.

Dollar General may build next to Tiger Drive

The City of Batesville Planning Commission on Monday approved a request to rezone the property located on the north side of the Hwy. 51N and Tiger Drive intersection from residential to commercial. City officials say the Dollar General corporation wants to build a retail store at the location. Larry Montgomery...

Reid Dorr, 94

Reid Dorr, 94, passed away Thursday, June 30, 2022, at his home in Sardis. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced tomorrow morning once finalized by his family.

Batesville, MS – Car Wreck at MS-26 & Macedonia Rd Causes Injuries

Emergency responders were summoned to the crossing of MS-6 and Macedonia Road. The collision was reported at around 5:39 p.m. The injured parties were hospitalized for treatment. The investigation into the cause of the collision is being led by local authorities. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their...

Mattie Imogene Jones Hester, 91

Mattie Imogene Jones Hester, 91, passed away at Panola Medical Center in Batesville on June 28, 2022. A service of celebration will be 11 a.m. Saturday, July 2, in the Martin Willingham Memorial Chapel of Wells Funeral Home with the interment to follow at Forrest Memorial Park. The family will begin receiving friends at 10 a.m. prior to the service. Rev. Jim Scruggs will officiate. Those honored to be pallbearers are Gavin Coy Beard, Trevor Pittman, Brent Pittman, Noah Bowles, Austin Redd, and William Cornwell.