Tallahatchie County, MS

Sheriff: Ashley McDonald’s remains found in burned house

TALLAHATCHIE COUNTY, Miss. (WREG) — Investigators remain tight-lipped about details surrounding the death of Ashley McDonald of Memphis, whose remains were discovered in a remote area of Mississippi and officially identified Wednesday. The Hickory Hill woman had been missing since November, when she was reportedly going to meet a man in Batesville, Mississippi. The car […]
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Missing Memphis woman’s car found in Mississippi

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A vehicle belonging to a missing Memphis woman has been found. Ashley McDonald was first reported missing in November. She was reportedly going to Batesville, Mississippi on Thanksgiving to meet a man. Now, McDonald’s vehicle has been found in Tallahatchie County, Mississippi — nearly 100 miles away from her southeast Memphis home. […]
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Car of Memphis woman missing since Thanksgiving found in rural Mississippi

The car of a Memphis woman who has been missing since Thanksgiving has been found in Mississippi nearly 100 miles away from her home. WREG in Memphis reports that Ashley McDonald has been missing since she left to meet a man in Batesville and that the Ford Fusion that she was driving was discovered between a shed and a trailer in Tallahatchie County on Dec. 10 — 20 days after she left her house.
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Delta Thriving Receives Grant to Help Rural Mississippians Battling Diabetes

The Tallahatchie General Hospital Medical Foundation was recently awarded an $800,000 grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration Rural Health Care Outreach Services Program to implement Delta Thriving over a four-year period. Delta Thriving will provide Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support Services the Diabetes Prevention Program, and Medical Nutrition...

Conservatives’ reaction to Rittenhouse’s acquittal follows a familiar playbook

In 2019, I went to Tallahatchie County, Mississippi, to visit the Sumner courthouse, where 14-year-old Emmett Till’s killers were tried and speedily acquitted in 1955. That year, two white men — Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam — lynched Till after Bryant’s sister falsely claimed that Till had sexually harassed her. The killers received pro bono representation from several white lawyers in Mississippi, and multiple local, white-owned businesses in Tallahatchie County put out Mason jars to help raise money for any expenses the two men might incur. That fall, an all-white jury returned a not guilty verdict after just an hour of deliberation, which included a soda break. A photo taken after the acquittal captured the two men and their wives in smiling embraces.

Seventeen arrested in meth, cocaine trafficking and distribution case in two Mississippi counties

Seventeen arrests have been made following a long-term drug trafficking investigation targeting the distribution of Methamphetamine and Cocaine in Tallahatchie and Quitman Counties, according to a social media post by the Mississippi Department of Public Safety. On September 9, 2021, Agents with the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, in conjunction with...

Vehicle nearly hits main gas regulator, driver in critical condition

The City of Batesville narrowly escaped serious infrastructure damage, and the driver of pickup truck with a Tallahatchie County tag is fighting for his life, following a one-vehicle accident in north Batesville about 9 a.m. Paramedics worked on the scene to stabilize the driver before transporting him by ambulance to...

Teens given stiff sentences for constable’s death

The Tallahatchie County teenagers who pled guilty to second degree murder in the 2018 line-of-duty death of Panola County Constable Raye Hawkins were given long prison sentences Thursday, June 24, in a somber hearing at the Batesville Courthouse that lasted more than three hours. Attorneys for the State of Mississippi...

Northern Mississippi deluged with days of heavy rainfall

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Heavy rainfall this week has flooded homes, businesses and farmland in north Mississippi, washing out some roads and making travel dangerous. The National Weather Service said more than 15 inches (38 centimeters) of rain fell in Tallahatchie County from Tuesday to Thursday. It also said Thursday that 7.8 inches (19.8 centimeters) of rain had fallen within 24 hours at Greenwood-Leflore County Airport, and 3.9 inches (9.9 centimeters) of rain fell Wednesday in Tupelo.

Heavy rains cause flooding across northern Mississippi

TALLAHATCHIE COUNTY, Miss. — Heavy rainfall this week has flooded roads and neighborhoods in parts of north Mississippi. The National Weather Service says more than 15 inches of rain had fallen in Tallahatchie County from Tuesday to Thursday. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency released drone video recorded Wednesday that shows...