Christmas comes to Rolling Fork, ready or not
It is hard to imagine many places that could be facing a bleaker Christmas and holiday season than Rolling Fork. Except Natalie Perkins and Amy George will have nothing of it. With those two at the helm, rest assured Christmas cheer will flow in Deer Creek and throughout the streets of the Mississippi Delta town that was routed March 24 by an EF-4 tornado, leaving 14 dead and nearly obliterating the place.
Rolling Fork native Jordan Johnson commits to USM
Rolling Fork native and Mississippi Delta CC football player Jordan Johnson has committed to the University of Southern Mississippi. Johnson brought in 47 tackles and 1.5 sacks in 2023 from the defensive back position.
In this shrinking Mississippi Delta county, getting a college degree means leaving home behind
ISSAQUENA COUNTY — The kings and queens of the South Delta School District tossed candy and waved at their families as the mid-October parade wound through a small town several miles north of this rural county. “There’s no place like homecoming,” read a sign on a colorful “Wizard of...
Mississippi High School Boys Basketball Schedule, Live Streams in Yazoo County Today - December 5
Yazoo County, Mississippi has high school basketball games on the schedule today, and the inside scoop on how to stream them is available here. Follow high school basketball this season on the NFHS Network! Keep tabs on your family or alma mater and tune in!. Yazoo County, Mississippi High School...
Father speaks out after charges dropped against man accused of murdering his son
YAZOO CO., Miss. (WLBT) – A father speaks out after charges against the man suspected of killing his son were dropped Monday. Dunn left behind two children after his death. Prentice Dunn, Phillip’s father, believed for the last three years since Phillip was murdered that justice would be served.
Yazoo County bridge replacement project postponed
YAZOO COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – A closure for State Route 149/State Route 16 in Yazoo County has been postponed. Officials with the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) said they will announce the new closure dates once they have been determined. The project would require crews to replace three bridges.
JXN Water announces temporary closures for streets
JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – JXN Water officials announced temporary lane and road closures for the replacement of water transmission valves and water lines. There will be lane closures on North and South Bound Bailey Avenue at Fortification Street starting Tuesday, December 5, 2023. Bailey Avenue traffic will be reduced to one lane each way. Bailey […]
Mississippi’s smallest municipality invites public to Christmas parade
The Village of Satartia will be holding its annual Old Fashioned Christmas complete with a parade, live music and bonfire. Satartia, Mississippi’s smallest municipality, boasts 64 villagers. It is located off Mississippi Highway 3 between Vicksburg and Yazoo City. The parade starts at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 8. It will cross over one of […]
Sharkey County resident arrested for DUI
Jonathan Willis, 33, of Rolling Fork, was arrested Saturday, Nov. 25, after the Ford F-150 he was driving was stopped for a traffic violation on Clay Street. He was charged with Driving Under the Influence, 4th Offense. Willis appeared in Vicksburg Municipal Court on Sunday before Judge Penny Lawson and was bound over to the […]
This Louisiana City Has the Highest Poverty Rate in the State
Poverty is a complex issue with far-reaching consequences. It can affect individuals, families, and communities in a variety of ways. In Louisiana, the city of East Carroll Parish has the highest poverty rate in the state. In 2022, 40.7% of residents in East Carroll Parish were living below the poverty line. This is significantly higher than the national poverty rate of 11.6%.
Midnight, Mississippi: Unraveling the Mystery Behind the Name
Tucked away in Humphreys County, the small unincorporated community of Midnight, Mississippi, fascinates visitors and locals alike with its mysterious name. The origins are as enigmatic as the misty Delta mornings, with only local lore and unverified tales to serve as a possible explanation. The most popular story among these is the high-stakes poker game that allegedly took place in the 1880s, where, as midnight struck, a plantation changed hands and a town found its name.
Mississippi’s Record Drought Raises Questions
In the heart of Yazoo County, Clay Adcock has dedicated his life to farming, but this year has been especially difficult. “I’ve already told everyone, in 37 years of farming, I’ve never had it this hot and this dry,” Adcock said. “We’ve had either one independent of each other. It’s just that this has been really unusual; we’ve had hot dry years before, of course, but nothing like this.”
Two arrested for drugs/alcohol charges
Brian Swartz, 59, of Vicksburg was arrested Saturday, November 25, 2023, after a felony amount of Methamphetamine was found in a vehicle in which he was a passenger. Swartz appeared in Vicksburg Municipal Court on Sunday, November 26, 2023, before Judge Penny Lawson, charged with Possession of Methamphetamine and Hindering Prosecution. He received a $20,000 bond and was bound over to the Warren County Grand Jury.
The End to an Amazing Season
On November 3rd, the Riverdale football team played Briarfield Academy in round 2 of playoffs. The Rebels went into the game determined and excited, but unfortunately, Briarfield took home the win 42-36. The Rebels have had an outstanding season, and even though they didn’t make it to the championship, everyone is still very proud of their progress this season.
Cary, Mississippi: A Hidden Gem of History in the Magnolia State
Nestled in the heart of Sharkey County, the quaint town of Cary, Mississippi, is a historical treasure that dates back to the early 19th century. Despite its small population of 241 residents, Cary boasts a rich tapestry of history that draws in locals and history enthusiasts alike. Known as one of the oldest towns in Mississippi, Cary's landscape is dotted with historical markers and remnants of 19th-century life, offering a window into the state's storied past.
Echoes of Resilience: The Choctaw Legacy in Grace, Mississippi
Grace, Mississippi, is a locale with a profound Native American heritage, originally founded as a Choctaw Indian settlement. Its history is emblematic of the Choctaw’s rich cultural tapestry, reflecting a society engaged in agriculture, hunting, and trading before Europeans touched American shores. Despite the upheavals wrought by colonization, the Choctaw’s vibrant traditions—from stickball to spiritual practices—have withstood the test of time, narrating a story of resilience and cultural endurance.
Isola's Historic Heartbeat: The Isola Railroad Depot and Its Enduring Legacy
In the heart of Isola, a reminder of the golden age of railroads stands proudly—the Isola Railroad Depot. A relic of the past, this depot encapsulates the town's vibrant history, having connected its residents to the vast American landscape. Established with the expansion of the railroads in the late 19th century, the original wooden structure was a hive of activity, witnessing the ebb and flow of people and commerce. In spite of a significant accident that necessitated its reconstruction, the depot was resurrected in 1916 with a more durable and impressive brick and sandstone facade, reflecting its importance to the community.
Hollandale: The Crossroads of Blues Heritage and the Legacy of Sam Chatmon
In the heart of Mississippi’s Delta, Hollandale stands as a custodian of blues heritage, a place where the echoes of blues legends resonate through the streets. It is the proud birthplace of Sam Chatmon, a blues icon who, with the Mississippi Sheiks, helped shape the sounds of the 1930s. Their innovative blend of country blues and other styles, including their hit 'Sitting on Top of the World,' marked a pivotal moment in music history. Hollandale honors Chatmon with a blues trail marker, a testament to his profound influence on the genre.
The gas price fluctuate between $2.67 and $2.79 in Yazoo City as of 2023-12-01. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Friday is $3.248, a week ago the price is $3.265 , according to AAA.
PCA came out with a 62-54 win over Humphreys
Porter’s Chapel Academy boys’ basketball team with toe-to-toe with Humphrey’s Academy in a 62-54 win. “Our quickness prevailed for us and we got enough shots and we finally caught our composure and they came to win,” PCA Head Coach Casey Fisher said. The Eagles went up...