January 2014

A DeSoto County teacher and football coach was among 15 people arrested by Southaven police in an undercover prostitution sting on Friday

44-year-old Mark Alan Hogan was charged with solicitation of prostitution during the sting at an area hotel. Hogan is an assistant football coach and science teacher at Center Hill High School in Olive Branch. The district has placed Hogan on administrative leave while an internal investigation is underway. 44-year-old David…



Coahoma Community College has named its next football coach

Karl Morgan, a former defensive tackle with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the NFL, replaces Freeman Horton, who had led the Tigers since 2001. Morgan comes to Coahoma after three years as head coach at Mississippi Valley State; he has also coached at Nicholls State, Southern University, Purdue, Arkansas State,…


Unemployment falls across Mississippi

Mississippi’s unemployment rate fell to 8-percent in December. The figures from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics indicated the lowest statewide jobless rate since January 2009. But analysts caution that part of the reason was people who have given up looking for a job, who no longer count in the…




DA gets tough on bad checks

A crackdown on hot checks is set to begin next month. The Fourth Circuit Court District Attorney’s office, which covers Washington and Sunflower Counties, set February 17th as a deadline for people to make good on outstanding fines for writing bad checks. Dewayne Richardson says his office is not a…



Citizens invited to assist with crime crackdown

Greenville officials are hoping citizens will get involved, as they work to stem a recent crime wave in the city. A number of auto and truck break-ins were reported, often involving juveniles as suspects. Police have made arrests in most of the armed robberies in Greenville since early December. Citizens…