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Mississippi garden center wants to help your garden bloom this summer

SENATOBIA, Miss — The sunshine and warmer weather headed towards the Mid-South over the next few weeks is the perfect time to start gardening, and a Mississippi garden center wants to help people get in bloom. The Baddour Garden Center in Senatobia, Mississippi, is part of the larger Baddour...
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Happy Birthday Levon Helm: Performing Live With The Band In 1973

Levon Helm would have turned 82 today. The multi-talented co-founding member of The Band was born on May 26, 1940 in Elaine, Arkansas. Helm sadly died nearly 72 years later on April 19, 2012 after a hard-fought battle with lung cancer. Highlighted by his highly collaborative Midnight Ramble jams at...
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Woman Faces Felony Shoplifting Charge

The Oxford Police Department took a report of a shoplifting that occurred in the 2500 block of Jackson Avenue on May 7. After investigation, Shasta Goodson, 49, of Senatobia was arrested for felony shoplifting on May 19. Goodson was taken before a Lafayette County Justice Court judge for her initial...

Senatobia Woman Arrested in Oxford for Felony Shoplifting

Tags: felony shoplifting, Jackson Avenue, Lafayette County Justice Court, Mississippi, Oxford, Senatobia, Shasta Goodson, shoplifting. Oxford Police Department The Oxford Police Department is housed 715 Molly Barr Road. The department has more than 70 full-time officers and staff and provides a wide range of protection and enforcement services. The Police Department has a community-oriented policing philosophy and provides around-the-clock patrols. Other services include crime prevention programs, such as Neighborhood Watch and D.A.R.E., as well as specialized units including Mounted Patrol, K-9 Unit, DUI Enforcement and the City Dispatch. Crime Reports provided to The Local Voice come directly from the Oxford Police Department.

Obituary: Patsy Womble Walters

Patsy Womble Walters, 80 of Coldwater, Mississippi departed this earthly life for her heavenly home on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, at her home with her family. She was born on March 27, 1942, in Parkin, Arkansas the daughter of Howard S. and Maureen (Higginbottom) Bramlett. Her parents preceded her in...

Humane Society of the Delta files lawsuit against Helena-West Helena over closure

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Humane Society of the Delta said it is suing the city of Helena-West Helena, Arkansas, and Mayor Kevin Smith over its forced closure in October 2021. The lawsuit claimed the city and mayor “unjustly seized property which forced the closure of the County’s only animal shelter.” And it said the shelter, located at 8480 Phillips Road 300, is not under the jurisdiction of the city or mayor.

CDL program completer is owner/operator at age 19

At age 19, Reggie Jefferson, Jr., has created his own success, having completed the CDL program at Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas (PCCUA) and is an owner/operator of his own trucking company. Born in Ratio and raised in Elaine, Jefferson graduated from Marvell High School in May...

James Joseph Becher, 72

James Joseph “Jim” Becher, 72, passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2022, at his home in Sarah. Jim was born in Seaford, Delaware, on May 1, 1950, to Robert Paul and Jean Marie Becher. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Senatobia, and was owner of Unified Waste Systems in Hernando.

Obituaries 05/26/2022

SENATOBIA – Edwin “Mack” MacArthur Burchfield, III, of Senatobia passed away on May 14, 2022, a day before his 21st birthday. Mack was born on May 15, 2001 to Edwin and Lisa Burchfield. He was a member of Lifepoint Church and a graduate of Senatobia High School where he played percussion in the band. After graduation he went on to complete the Welding and Cutting program at Northwest Mississippi Community College. Mack was a devoted and hardworking employee of Metal Tech in Coldwater. Some of his favorite past times included hunting, fishing, riding four wheelers and just hanging out at home. He loved to duck hunt and training his dog, Drax. Most of all, Mack just enjoyed the time spent making memories with his family and friends.

Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale Turns the Big 2–1

Fiery slide guitar acoustics and passionate vocals of the Delta blues have resonated throughout Mississippi since the early 1920s, and a club dedicated to the flowering rhythms and stark songwriting will soon celebrate its 21st anniversary in Clarksdale. “This is such a big deal for us,” Casey Ladd, social media...

Bright Spot: A 16-year-old scholar heads off to college

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A local scholar is heading off to college – years before expected. Shortly after entering high school, she was promoted to her senior year. “I’ve gotten into the University of Memphis – Fayetteville – I got into Texas state – Cornell college — and I might be missing one and Murray state […]

Darthy Jean Campbell Baker, 84

Darthy Jean Campbell Baker, 84, passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at her home in Coldwater. She was born on May 7, 1938, in North Carolina, to Addie Taylor and William Louis Campbell. Darthy grew up in Fuquay, NC, where she met her husband, Fletcher. She worked in radio...