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Escaped rapist: LATEST UPDATE

GREENVILLE - Tunica County might seem off the hook for now... but the rest of The Delta remains on the lookout for that escaped Rapist from Arkansas. We told you first, how Sam Hartman escaped from a work crew in Arkansas, and then with the help of his sister Misty and mother Linda White, high-tailed it to The Delta to hide out.
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AR teen accidentally shot to death by best friend: Police

HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark. — A teenager was shot to death when he and his best friend played with a gun, police said. Helena-West Helena Police say 15-year-old Jayden Taylor-Campbell was killed in a shooting on August 12 at the Poplar Manor Apartments on Poplar Street. Jayden was reportedly visiting his grandmother at the time of […]
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Prosecutors: Mississippi woman admits to RAMP program fraud

CLARKSDALE, Miss. (WJTV) – A judgement was entered against a Clarksdale woman who prosecutors said admitted to trying to defraud the United States of more than $81,505 in Rental Assistance for Mississippians Program (RAMP) funds. According to court documents, 30-year-old Sylnanceia Saffold devised a scheme to defraud and to obtain RAMP funds by filing false […]
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PCCUA recognizes employees for years of service

Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas recently recognized several employees for their completed years of service during a college district meeting in Helena welcoming employees back for the new academic year. Those recognized were Janice Smith, 35 years; David Hartsell, 30 years; Monica Quattlebaum, Raymond Willie, Antonio Dixon,...

Tyson donates to food pantries

Tyson Foods Thursday morning donated a truckload of poultry protein to products and about 160,000 meals for the Mid-South Food Bank to help alleviate hunger in Northwest Mississippi. Congressman Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) was on hand at the GW Henderson Recreation Center in Tunica to help participate at the site as...

Mississippi Wing Stop franchise owner fined for labor law violations

The operator of five Wing Stop franchise locations in Mississippi faces fines and was ordered to pay back wages after the U.S. Department of Labor found several violations. Boss Wings Enterprises LLC in Southaven operates Wing Stop locations in Clarksdale, Tupelo, Starkville, Olive Branch and Oxford. The Labor Department's Wage and Hour Division investigation found that franchise employees had to pay for their uniforms, safety training, background checks and cash register shortages that caused some employees' average hourly rates to fall below the $7.25 federal minimum wage.

Supervisors buy cameras for north part of county

Four law enforcement security camera systems will soon be installed in north Panola County following the supervisors’ recent purchase and agreement of locations. The cameras are the same as those the City of Batesville purchased last year, and are the first to be bought by the Board of Supervisors. District 2 supervisor Earl Burdette pushed for the cameras, saying some of his constituents live in fear because of gun violence, often gang related, in their neighborhoods.

Tyson Foods donating 152K meals to Mid-South Food Bank

TUNICA, Miss. (WMC) - Tyson Foods will be donating152,000 meals to the Mid-South Food Bank in hopes of helping hunger in Northwest Mississippi. Congressman Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) will also be participating and noted his excitement about the donation. “I have participated in the Tyson Foods Mid-South Donation for years, and...

Searching for Samuel Hartman in the Delta

CLARKSDALE - Imagine if an escaped convict was coming to your local town or could possibly be in your local town. And from what authorities have been telling us Mr. Samuel Hartman could possibly be within the delta area. Clarksdale resident Melvin Lewis hopes authorities find Hartman sooner rather than...

Charlie Musselwhite Finds Inspiration by Going Home on ‘Mississippi Son’

From the July/August 2022 issue of Acoustic Guitar | By Greg Cahill. Charlie Musselwhite gained fame as a world-class Chicago blues harmonica player, but his roots run deep in the Delta—he was born 78 years ago in Kosciusko, Mississippi, outside of Jackson. Raised in Memphis, Musselwhite mastered the harp, but also learned to play guitar under the tutelage of such blues-guitar legends as Furry Lewis, Will Shade, and Gus Cannon, as well as rockabilly great Johnny Burnette, a close family friend. Recently, Musselwhite moved from his longtime digs in fire-ravaged Northern California to his Mississippi home. The result is this 13-track album, recorded in Clarksdale, Mississippi.


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14-year-old shot and killed in Arkansas, police say

HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark. — A 14-year-old boy was shot and killed in Helena-West Helena, Arkansas, Friday. The Helena-West Helena Police Department is investigating the teen’s shooting death. Very little information was available Friday evening other than that the shooting happened between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. in the...

Escaped Arkansas inmate still on the run

TUNICA COUNTY, Miss. — An escaped Arkansas inmate and convicted rapist is still on the run. Authorities continue an active search for Samuel Paul Hartman, 38. Authorities believe Hartman crossed over into Tunica County, Mississippi by boat Friday afternoon. Search crews raided a trailer in an RV park on...

Man accused of stabbing girlfriend in eye arrested, charged

HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark. (WMC) - The Helena-West Helena Police Department arrested a man on Thursday after police say he stabbed his girlfriend in the eye during an argument last month. Police responded to the assault on Biscoe Street in the early morning hours of July 23 at around 12:47 a.m....

Helena-West Helena murder suspect captured days after shooting

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A suspect has been charged in a Helena-West Helena shooting that left one man dead on Monday, authorities say. Around 4 a.m., police say they found 43-year-old Demarcius Foreman lying inside an apartment on 1205 HWY 49 suffering from several gunshot wounds. He was later pronounced dead at the scene. During the […]

Tales of the St. Francis River

No other river best captures the diverse nature of Missouri than the St. Francis River. The river begins its 426-mile course in the St. Francis Mountains, flows rapidly in its rugged upper part, before taking the appearance of a typical Ozark river, then ends in the flat swampy country of southeastern Missouri and northeastern Arkansas. It marks the boundary between Missouri and Arkansas along the west side of Dunklin County, then eventually reaches the Mississippi north of Helena-West Helena, Arkansas.