Greenville Tragedy Leaves Teen Dead, Another Injured
On Sunday, December 3rd, the Greenville Police Department responded to a distressing incident in the 600 block of East McCorkle Circle. Upon arrival, officers discovered two victims—a devastating scenario involving an 11-year-old male and a 17-year-old female. The male victim sustained a gunshot wound to the chest and was swiftly airlifted to another medical facility for urgent treatment. Tragically, the 17-year-old female was pronounced dead at the scene by the Washington County Coroner’s Office.
Police Investigate Fatal Shooting on Mekhi Road
In the early morning hours of December 2, 2023, the Greenville Police Department responded to reports of gunfire in the 1500 block of Mekhi Road. Upon arrival, officers discovered the lifeless body of 24-year-old Jakell Hines in front of a local business, bearing an apparent gunshot wound to the upper body. Emergency services rushed Hines to Delta Health Systems, but sadly, he was later pronounced dead.
MDWFP names youth camp for missing hunter
By Hunter Cloud The Daily Leader MUSCADINE FARMS — Three years after they disappeared while duck hunting on the Mississippi River, Zeb Hughes and Gunner Palmer are being memorialized by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. The MDWFP has named a youth hunting camp the Gunner Palmer Memorial Youth Waterfowl Hunt. Applications for […]
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...
GHS Student Arrested For Bringing Firearm To School
Wagswoofs – Around 10:45 a.m., administrators at Greenville High School (GHS) initiated an emergency lockdown in response to a call reporting suspicions of a student carrying a gun on campus. The Greenville Police Department acted swiftly, rushing to the school and swiftly locating the student. They discovered a revolver...
CHRISTMAS ON THE CREEK
Leland- It's Christmas as Christmas on the creek kick off in Leland Saturday. This is Presley Steed's second time here... And she says she loves the crowds. " It is so nice seeing everybody out and about in Leland. The Christmas parade is always good the floats the bands. There is great music great food great vendors great gifts. The weather has been a little off today, but it actually turns out to be a great turn out so I’m glad to see it."
Oak Grove woman arrested for Aggravated Arson after setting friend’s house on fire
WEST CARROLL PARISH, La. (KTVE/KARD) — Deputies with the Louisiana State Fire Marshal arrested an Oak Grove woman for setting fire to the house she was staying at with a friend. On Tuesday, November 14, 2023, 47-year-old Tiffany Murray was booked into the West Carroll Parish Jail on one count of Aggravated Arson. Around 11:45 […]
2 cities’ officials to work on grant for developing tourism
The Delta Rhythm and Bayous Alliance and Pine Bluff Advertising and Planning Commission are bringing community leaders from Pine Bluff and Greenville, Miss., together for an all-day workshop at the UAPB Business Support Incubator and Office Complex, 615 Main St. The purpose is to prepare for a large collaborative grant...
Fourth Down Friday: Kentwood-Oak Grove
Friday Dec.1 game highlights. Oak Grove win against Kentwood 49-28.
Mississippi High School Boys Basketball Schedule, Live Streams in Sharkey County Today - December 1
Hoping to watch today's high school basketball games in Sharkey County, Mississippi? For all of the details on how to watch or stream the action, keep reading. Follow high school basketball this season on the NFHS Network! Keep tabs on your family or alma mater and tune in!. Sharkey County,...
Today the gas price is close to $2.66 in Leland as of 2023-12-04. Find the available 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 Monday is $3.242, a week ago the price is $3.250 , according to AAA.
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.
Armed Robberies Strike Local Businesses
Local authorities were summoned to two separate armed robbery incidents on the evenings of Monday, November 27, 2023, and Tuesday, November 28, 2023. The first incident unfolded around 8:50 pm at the Shady Nook Truck Stop at 16774 Highway 61 North. A clerk at the establishment reported a distressing encounter with an unidentified male. The perpetrator was described as a black male approximately 6 feet tall, wearing a black hoodie, pants, shoes, and face mask. The armed robber brandished a weapon, coercing the clerk to surrender both cash and Black and Mild Cigars. Following compliance, the suspect swiftly fled the scene in a white vehicle, heading south.
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%.
A Celebration of Agriculture and Community: The Annual Sweet Potato Festival in West Carroll Parish
West Carroll Parish, Louisiana, is famed for its agricultural heritage, a pride that culminates each year in the Annual Sweet Potato Festival. Held in Oak Grove, the heart of the parish, this event is a vibrant tribute to the region's farming traditions and the sweet potato, a crop that has become synonymous with the area's economic and cultural identity. Sponsored by Lamb Weston, a local potato company, the festival is more than a mere celebration; it's an economic engine that drives tourism, showcases local craftsmanship, and supports the hardworking farmers whose dedication makes it all possible.
Oak Grove and Haynesville will meet in the Dome after semifinal wins, and OCS falls victim to Southern Lab comeback
MONROE, La. (KNOE) - Oak Grove defeats Kentwood in its ninth straight semifinals appearance, 49-28. Haynesville takes down top seed Logansport, 31-14. The Tigers and Golden Tornado will meet for a rivalry State Championship matchup. OCS’s season ends in the semifinals to Southern Lab, 38-34. The Eagles gave up 19 unanswered points in the fourth quarter.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]