Should the Bible Be Mississippi’s State Book?

(Jackson, MS) — Along with the magnolia being Mississippi’s state flower and the state bird being the mockingbird, a bill has been filed to make the bible Mississippi’s state book. Rep. Tom Miles thinks making the bible the official book of the state would be another way we could reconfirm…


Some MS 3rd Graders May Be in Trouble

(Mississippi) — Poor reading skills may be the cause of more Mississippi 3rd graders flunking. If the House Education Committee passes Bill 51, 3rd graders in Mississippi will be required to score higher on a reading test than what they are presently required to pass to the 4th grade. The…




Rite Aid Cashier Charged With Murder

(Jackson, MS) — After a court hearing Tuesday, the cashier accused of fatally shooting a man inside a Rite Aid store on East McDowell Road in Jackson will remain in jail without bond. A surveillance video of the shooting is what led to the murder charge against 29-year-old Eleysia Perkins….


Beloved Doctor Dies

(Sunflower County, MS) — An upstanding pillar in the community has passed away. Dr. Walter Gough died Tuesday at the North Sunflower Hospital in Ruleville. Family members say Gough took ill at his clinic in Drew and was taken to the hospital where he later died. The respected doctor has played a…


Second Accomplice in Police Shooting in Custody

(Clarksdale, MS) — The man suspected of accompanying the accused shooter of a Clarksdale police officer is in custody. The U.S. Marshals arrested Leandrew Booker on an outstanding warrant for parole violation. Chief Whit Read said Booker was the accomplice of Johnny Robinson, Jr. in the robbery of the Corner…



Nearly 4,000 Without Power After Monday’’s Storms

(Mississippi) — After severe weather poured through central Mississippi, Entergy reported nearly 4,000 power outages. More than 1,200 of those outages occurred in Copiah County. Entergy encourages its customers to report outages individually, even if your neighbor has already reported an outage. Entergy customers can visit entergy.com for updates on…


Suspect in Girlfriend’s Death Captured

(Byhalia, MS) — A Marshall County man suspected of killing his girlfriend has been captured. 65-year-old Chester Dallas Brents was caught at a traffic stop in Chickasaw County Saturday night. Brents is believed to have murdered his girlfriend, 54-year-old Cathy Mills, when he shot her once in the chest after…