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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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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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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.

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...

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...
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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.
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LOOKING BACK: The McLaurin family home and a fateful duel

The home at 3400 Drummond St., commonly known as the “Cypress House” was built in 1913 by William K. and Willie McLaurin and was designed as a clapboard house with a one-story porch (as seen in the first photograph) by M. J. Donovan and built by H. H. Havis, contractors, for $5,400.

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.”

Airbnb apologizes for slave cabin for rent in Mississippi

Airbnb publicly apologized after it allowed a property owner to list an “1830s slave cabin” for rent in Greenville, Mississippi. In a TikTok video that went viral, a New-Orleans civil rights and entertainment lawyer, Wynton Yates, criticized the listing, saying: “The history of slavery in this country is constantly denied and now it’s being mocked by being turned into a luxurious vacation spot.”
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Airbnb Apologizes For Allowing ‘Slave Cabin’ To Be Rented

Airbnb has issued an apology for listing what was once an “1830s slave cabin” on its site as a holiday destination. The property, located in Greenville, Mississippi, was listed rather distastefully as “The Panther Burn Cottage at Belmont Plantation.” In its former life, it housed over 80 slaves.