Man Charged After Abusing Disabled Child

(McComb, MS) — A McComb man accused of beating his girlfriend’s disabled 5-year-old daughter and recording it on his cellphone has been charged. 23-year-old Alex Mead’s bond was set at $140,000 after Pike County sheriff’s investigators charged him with 27 counts of felony child abuse. Videos on Mead’s cellphone showed…



World Catfish Festival Saturday

(Belzoni, MS) — The 41st World Catfish Festival is taking place in downtown Belzoni today from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. This family oriented event has become a major tourist draw to the Mississippi Delta and has grown to more than 10,000 attending each year. They’ll start off with a…


Don’t Forget to Register With FEMA

(Bolivar, Sunfower & Washington Counties, MS) — If you sustained damage due to flooding that began on March 9 and you live in Bolivar, Sunflower or Washington County, your household may be eligible for federal disaster assistance. You could be eligible for money to help with home repairs, a temporary…





Two Mississippians Reach American Idol Finale Week

(Mississippi) — Of the three finalists to make it to American Idol’’s finale week, two represent Mississippi. La’Porsha Renae of McComb and Trent Harmon of Amory will compete, along with Dalton Rapattoni of Dallas, to become the final winner of “American Idol”. After their Wednesday night performances, the winner will be…



Rankin County Toddler Killed by Pickup Truck

(Pelahatchie, MS) — The child killed after being struck by a vehicle Wednesday night has been identified as 20-month-old Kyng Elizoh Blance. According to Pelahatchie police, Blance was struck by a Dodge truck near 1409 Second Street. The driver, James Grisele, said he was traveling west on Second Street around…