Panther Burn, MS

Defending MAIS State Champions MRA, Greenville Christian Meet In 2022 Football Season Opener, Both Teams Will Look A Lot Different Than Last Season

Madison-Ridgeland Academy ended the 2021 football season on a high note by winning its third consecutive MAIS state championship in dominating fashion, a 42-7 victory over Hartfield Academy for the Class 6A title. MRA coach Herbert Davis won its sixth state title and led the Patriots to a 11-3 record...
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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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Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser Planning to Run for Governor of Louisiana

Let the games begin. Louisiana Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser has jumped out and told a crowd in south Louisiana he is planning to run for Governor in 2023. He's been one of the leading contenders mentioned by many political experts for more than a year and now it looks like he is jumping in the race. Nungesser told a crowd in Lake Providence "I am planning on running.” The Lt. Governor says “I want to get through the mid-term elections, and I’ve got a lot of work to do before the end of the year. And the minute I announce, I won’t be spending tax dollars advertising tourism with me.”

Slave cabins offered as rental units on Airbnb

They were once the homes of Black slaves who worked long hours for wealthy plantation owners. But several of these cabins in Mississippi were recently available to rent as a bed and breakfast on Airbnb. Now, the popular vacation website is facing a scandal that was exposed after a viral TikTok video was posted this week by entertainment and civil rights attorney Wynton Yates, known on the platform as @LawyerWinton.

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.

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...

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.

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 […]

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...

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...

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."

Airbnb and new owner apologize for "1830s slave cabin" listing

Airbnb came under fire this week after a TikTok video went viral showcasing a listing that the owner had described as an "1830s slave cabin." The company has since apologized and vowed to make changes to other listings of "former slave quarters." The TikTok, captioned "This is not ok," shows screenshots of the housing rental, which was listed as "The Panther Burn Cottage @ Belmont Plantation" in Greenville, Mississippi. "This particular structure, the Panther Burn Cabin, is an 1830s slave cabin from the extant Panther Burn Plantation to the south of the Belmont. It has also been used as a tenant sharecroppers...