A key witness in the Emmett Till case has died

Willie Louis stood up to threats and testified in the 1955 trial of two white men accused of brutally killing the 14-year-old black boy for flirting with a white woman. After testifying, Louis had to change his name and leave the state. He died in suburban Chicago last week at…


Liquor clerk survives shooting

The Cleveland Police Department is investigating a shooting at Lee Street Liquor. A male clerk was shot once in the right shoulder. He told police a man wearing a mask entered the store late Tuesday night, shot him and quickly left without taking cash or liquor from the store. The…





Changes are coming to the GED in January

The test will be more challenging, which educators say will more accurately reflect increasingly higher standards in high school. It will also switch from a pen and paper test to a computer-based test, and takers will find out at the end whether they passed, rather than waiting two or three…


The new DuPont Pioneer Research Center in Stoneville has opened

The 3.5 million dollar, 30-thousand square foot facility will develop corn hybrids and soybean varieties specifically for growers in the Delta, among other areas of research. Local farmers were in attendance at Thursday’s Open House celebrating the grand opening of the facility, which is the company’s first in the state….



First day of local Circuit Court arrives

Circuit Court returns to Washington County today. A grand jury will be formed as the Circuit Court begins its seven-week session today. The grand jury will consist of the first 25 qualified individuals, who will be asked whether various defendants should be indicted. They will make that determination for about…