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Mississippi grand jury declines to indict white woman whose accusations led to Emmett Till lynching

A Mississippi grand jury on Tuesday declined to indict an 88-year-old white woman whose accusations of sexual misconduct against Black teenager Emmett Till drove his infamous 1955 lynching.Jurors in Leflore County passed up on charging Carolyn Bryant Donham with manslaughter and kidnapping, despite newly uncovered evidence that changed the nature of the historic case.In June, a team of investigators, including members of Till’s family, discovered an unserved warrant for Ms Donham’s arrest buried in a courthouse basement. The documents charged her with aiding the kidnapping of the 14-year-old from the home of his relatives in Money, Mississippi. In an...
LEFLORE COUNTY, MS
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Emmett Till: Mississippi jury declines to indict accuser

A jury in Mississippi has declined to bring charges against the woman whose accusation led to the 1955 lynching of Emmett Till. Carolyn Bryant Donham, now 87, had faced potential charges of kidnapping and manslaughter of the black boy. But jurors said there was insufficient evidence to indict her. It...
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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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Emmett Till and the 1955 warrant for Carolyn Bryant Donham's arrest

This month marks 67 years since Emmett Till was brutally murdered and lynched, for allegedly whistling at a white woman. The Black teenager, who lived in Chicago, was on summer vacation in Money, Mississippi when it happened. Last week, outside the legislative building in Raleigh, a small group of activists,...
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Emmett Till and the 1955 warrant for Carolyn Bryant Donham's arrest

This month marks 67 years since Emmett Till was brutally murdered and lynched, for allegedly whistling at a white woman. The Black teenager, who lived in Chicago, was on summer vacation in Money, Mississippi when it happened. Last week, outside the legislative building in Raleigh, a small group of activists,...
RALEIGH, NC
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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.
SHAW, MS
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The Allure of The Alluvian

The Alluvian Hotel, in Greenwood, Mississippi, is located in the Delta, also known as the “South’s south.” With an allure that cannot be found anywhere else, the Delta has been the muse of great southern writers for many years. Here, within the historic Delta town of Greenwood, Mississippi is where you’ll find The Alluvian Hotel. The Alluvian is a must-stay for anyone who enjoys beauty, delicious food, history, and culturally rich experiences.
GREENWOOD, MS
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Skelton Photographie

Creating Those Perfect Wedding and Family Memories. Since she was a child, Elizabeth Skelton has always loved taking pictures. However, she became serious about the idea when she found out her own wedding photographer was doing double duty. “My photographer moonlighted as a wedding photographer,” says Skelton. “It wasn’t her...
INDIANOLA, MS
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Lexington uncertain of future now that it’s rid of racist police chief

Lexington, Mississippi has some important things in common with Ferguson, Missouri, the St. Louis suburb that was exposed nationally for its discriminatory police practices in 2014. Lexington has a 79-17 percent Black to white population base, while Ferguson has a 67-29 Black/white ratio. White mayors and white police chiefs ruled Ferguson, as was the case in Lexington until recently. Black people just went about their lives as second-class citizens in both places, paying the recurring traffic fines and misdemeanor court penalties that never seemed to stop coming but were the lifeblood of the city finances.
LEXINGTON, MS
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Bikes, Blues, & Bayous 2022

The Greenwood-Lelfore County Chamber of Commerce is calling all cyclists for its 15th annual Bikes, Blues, and Bayous. "This is our largest tourism event of the year in Greenwood. we have about a thousand maybe a little more cyclists who come from literally all over the country." There will be...
GREENWOOD, MS
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Young People and Till

GREENWOOD - Recently, activists in Greenwood sought to recruit young people to join their efforts in demanding the arrest of Carolyn Bryant Donham. Many believe young people were absent because they haven't been taught the significance of Emmett Till's death. But what exactly would it take to get the younger...
GREENWOOD, MS
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