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The Rock visits Mississippi trailer park where he lived as a teen

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WREG)– Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson took a trip down memory lane visiting the trailer park in Walls, Mississippi, where he spent his teenage years. Bob Turner, the owner of the Lakeview Trailer Park, posted pictures on his Facebook page of Johson with Walls Alderman and former wrestling manager Bruno Lauer also known as […]
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Woman injured after shooting in Panola County

PANOLA COUNTY, Miss.– A woman is injured after she was shot in the Panola County area Monday afternoon, according to the Panola County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies say they responded to the shooting just after 2 p.m and the victim went to a gas station on Highway 51 near Lucius Taylor Road after she was shot. […]

Ole Miss students demand answers in search of Jay Lee

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The friends of missing Ole Miss student demand answers after letters to Lafayette County judge surface that advocate for the release of the accused murderer. “Nobody has been found, and that’s heartbreaking,” Braylyn Johnson told Action News 5. Last week the non-profit news agency...

Florida man traveling wrong way on Mississippi highway ends up arrested on firearms charges

A Florida man was arrested in Mississippi Sunday on firearms charges during a traffic stop. On Sunday, Sept. 25, Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a vehicle traveling the wrong way on Highway 6 East. The vehicle was traveling west in the eastbound lane. Deputies were able to make contact with the vehicle and safely pulled the vehicle over.

DCS receives an “A” grade in state accountability scores

Photo: Lewisburg High School received an “A” grade in the unofficial state accountability scores and scored the highest among DeSoto County Schools high schools. (Bob Bakken/ The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) has put together its first accountability grades for state public schools since before the COVID-19 pandemic...
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Lafayette County Detention Center Jail Log Sept. 23-27

This list was recorded from the log at the Lafayette County Detention Center. A name listed does not indicate that a person is guilty of the crime with which they are charged, only that the person has been taken to and processed at the facility. Sept. 23. Pryce Austin Parker,...

Miami Man Arrested in Lafayette on Stolen Gun Charges

On Sunday, the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a vehicle traveling the wrong way on Highway 6 East. The vehicle was traveling west in the eastbound lane. Deputies were able to make contact with the vehicle and safely pulled the vehicle over. Upon further investigation by...

Unofficial Mississippi district and school accountability grades released, Desoto County receives an A

The unofficial Mississippi district and school accountability grades for 2021-2022 have been released, with DeSoto County School District receiving an A and 772 points. The grades are based on how students performed during the 2021-2022 school year and the academic growth they have made since the 2020-2021 school year. A performance rating of A ,B, C, D and F is assigned for each school and district, based in part on statewide assessments and end-of-course subject assessments in Algebra I, English II, Biology and U.S. History.
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No. 16 Pearl River has setback against No. 10 Northwest

SENATOBIA, Miss. — The Pearl River women’s soccer team suffered its first setback of the 2022 campaign Friday, falling on the road against No. 10 Northwest 2-0. “I think that the girls showed a lot of character and continued to battle,” head coach Henrik Madsen said. “Northwest was very good. We created some really good opportunities but weren’t able to find the back of the net. We just didn’t have the luck that we needed today.”

Legal Clinic Offering Free Legal Assistance to Those Who Qualify

The 18th Chancery District Pro Se Legal Clinic is offering free legal assistance to county residents who qualify. The clinic will be held at 3 p.m. on Oct. 6 at the Lafayette County Chancery Building on North Lamar Boulevard, just off the downtown Square in Oxford. Those who financially qualify...
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OPD makes arrests for Grand Larceny and Possession of Stolen Firearm

On Sept. 8 and Sept. 12, the Oxford Police Department took reports of construction tools and supplies being stolen from job sites. After investigation, Joshua Crumpler, 37, of Oxford, was arrested and charged with two counts of Grand Larceny. Crumpler was taken before a Lafayette County Justice court judge for...

Olive Branch among top places to live near a large city

Photo: The water fountain at the entrance of Old Towne in Olive Branch. (Bob Bakken/ Folks in Olive Branch believe it already, but the DeSoto County city is near the top of the list of another survey, this time about liveability near a major city. The study, from SmartAsset, ranks...

Local First Responders, Utility Workers Stand Ready to Help Florida

As Hurricane Ian spins in the Gulf toward Florida, local first responders and utility workers are ready to head to Florida if they’re needed. Hurricane Ian, now a Category 3 storm, continues to strengthen. It’s expected to slam into the west coast of Florida Wednesday night. The storm...
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Water Tower Festival draws big crowds and first timers

The streets were filled as crowds gathered at the Historic Courthouse Square on Saturday in Hernando to shop at the different vendors selling food, clothing, and homemade goods and to enjoy other fun activities at the annual Water Tower Festival. The annual event helps local vendors sell and advertise their...
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Holly Springs woman wins grant from Mississippi Arts Commission

JACKSON, MISS, – September 12, 2022, Beverly Davis of Holly Springs, MS has been awarded a $2,000.00 project grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission. This grant is a portion of the more than 1.65 million in grants MAC awarded in Fiscal Year 2023. MAC grants are made possible by continued funding from the Mississippi State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.

LC Master Gardeners Present Free Fall Gardening Lecture

Lafayette County Master Gardeners Association will host a fall gardening lecture in October that is free and open to the public. The Fall Gardening Lecture will be held from 9:30 a.m. To noon on Oct. 8 at the Lafayette County-MSU Extension Office, located at 70 F.D. Buddy East Parkway. The...

Absentee ballots now available for November election

In-person and mail-in absentee ballots are now available through your county circuit clerk’s office for the November general and special election to be held on Nov. 8. To verify eligibility, Mississippians can utilize the Step-By-Step Absentee Guide from the Secretary of State’s Office or contact their local circuit clerk. If eligible, ballots will be provided upon request by your circuit clerk.