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2 killed in crash on I-55 in Copiah County

COPIAH COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – The Mississippi Highway Patrol (MHP) is investigating a fatal crash that happened in Copiah County on Monday, August 8. According to MHP, the crash happened just before 9:30 p.m. on Interstate 55 near Crystal Springs. Investigators said a 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe, driven by 37-year-old Adaiah Curry, of McComb, was traveling […]
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Grand jury in Greenville declined to indict Carolyn Bryant

LEFLORE COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) – – For more than 70 years, there has been controversy surrounding the woman at the center of the Emmett Till lynching. Tuesday a grand jury in Greenville declined to indict Carolyn Bryant on kidnapping charges and on manslaughter charges. Dewayne Richardson, Leflore County...
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Tate Reeves Ends Rental Assistance

Governor Tate Reeves’s giving back potentially $130 million in rental assistance back to the federal government. Greenville resident and taxpayer Latonya Cork heard Governor Reeves’s reasons for opting out of the rental assistance program, and she's not convinced. To her, the point of the money is to help folks in need during the pandemic, and the pandemic isn't over.

Two Men Arrested for Greenville Homicide

On August 4, 2022 at approximately 1:30am, the Greenville Police Department responded to a disturbance. LaMarcus Martin, 36, was found lying near a vehicle unresponsive with what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the head. Martin was pronounced deceased by the Washington County Coroners Office. Investigators have arrested 23yr old Marquis Lattimore and 26yr old Geremy Coleman both of Greenville. Lattimore is being charged with Capital Murder and Possession of a Firearm by Felon. Coleman is being charged with one count of Murder. Both are being held in the Washington County Regional Correctional Facility awaiting their initial appearance.

Researcher discusses impact of raising age limit to buy tobacco products

In 2016, a policy passed in the City of Cleveland to raise the legal age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21. Today, the legislation—known as Tobacco 21—is in effect and, according to research by Case Western Reserve University's Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods (PRCHN), is already creating a healthier future for Clevelanders.

Two men charged with murder in Greenville

The Greenville Police Department has made an arrest for the murder of 36-year-old LaMarcus Martin. 23-year-old Marquis Lattimore and 26-year-old Geremy Coleman were both arrested for the August 4 murder of Martin that took place on the 400th block of Dr. King North near the Double Quick Store. Lattimore is...

Two face murder charges after Greenville shooting

GREENVILLE, Miss. (WJTV) – Two men have been arrested following the shooting death of a man in Greenville. Vicksburg Daily News reported LaMarcus Martin, 36, was found with a gunshot wound to his head around 1:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 4. He was was taken to a hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Greenville […]

10 hospitals seeking CFOs

Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking CFOs. Note: This is not an exhaustive list. Job listings were compiled from job-seeker websites. Willapa Harbor Hospital (South Bend, Wash.) Trace Regional Health System (Houston, Miss.) Delta Health the Medical Center (Greenville, Miss.) Hansen Family Hospital...

New Business Coming to Shaw

Family Dollar and Dollar Tree to open by the end of the month. A combination Family Dollar/Dollar Tree store is nearing completion on Hwy. 61 in the town of Shaw. According to town mayor, Everett Stanton, negotiations to bring the national chains in began around the first of the year when company officials approached him with the idea.

30 Years of Airport Grocery

Sometimes life’s path can meander a bit; sometimes it can do a complete 360. It’s in those opportune times that seeming misfortune can transform itself into some of the biggest blessings around. That’s what happened to Jonathan Vance. Vance, a native of Benoit, owns Airport Grocery, a...

Airbnb removes Mississippi 'slave cabin' from listings

GREENVILLE, Miss. — An Airbnb listing in Mississippi advertised as a "slave cabin" has been removed from the site following backlash on social media. Airbnb apologized after a TikTok video went viral criticizing the description of a cottage in Greenville. The bed and breakfast was marketed as an "1830s slave cabin."

Delta State introduces Nonprofit Management concentration and certification this fall

CLEVELAND, Miss.— With approximately 30 percent of nonprofits closing within 10 years, there is an increasing need for qualified non-profit professionals who can effectively manage the business and financial affairs of these vital organizations. Delta State University is now helping to fulfill that need with a new Nonprofit Management concentration and certificate program.
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2004 SWAC Catcher of the Year catches life’s curveball; runs home in the 9th

Family donates his organs; a ‘no brainer,’ says his mother. It is a known fact that life will throw unexpected curveballs. On July 20, 2022, Rafiel Reshawn Johnson caught an unexpected curveball and then made a homerun. The 2004 SWAC Catcher of the Year and true-to-heart “Thee I Love” Jackson State University alumni succumbed in the comfort of his Atlanta home.

Airbnb removes Mississippi 'slave cabin' from listings after viral TikTok video

Airbnb on Monday removed listings where enslaved people in the U.S. once lived following a viral TikTok video slamming a Mississippi property described as a "slave cabin." “Properties that formerly housed the enslaved have no place on Airbnb,” the property-rental company said in a statement to NBC News. ”We apologize for any trauma or grief created by the presence of this listing, and others like it, and that we did not act sooner to address this issue.”