Three to Run for Vacant Seat in Mississippi Senate

(Mississippi) — There is a vacant seat in the Mississippi Senate that will soon be filled. The District 25 seat became vacant when Gov. Phil Bryant appointed former Republican Senator Will Longwitz to be a Madison County judge. Three candidates are now running for this seat. Bill Billingsley of Madison,…


JSU Football Legend Dead at 76

(Mississippi) — Former wide receiver for Jackson State University and Greenville native, legendary Willie Richardson passed away yesterday. Richardson led the SWAC in receptions from 1959 to 1963. He was also inducted into the Jackson State University Hall of Fame in 1978. Richardson also played in one of the biggest…


Jackson Police Warning Women

(Jackson, MS) — Jackson police are warning women who travel alone. Police say three criminals are targeting women they consider vulnerable. Officer Calendula Green reported that six women have been targets of violent crimes between 8 p.m. and midnight. She said the attackers are three men between the ages of…


Grammys to Honor B.B. King

(Mississippi) — The Grammy organization will honor the late B.B. King at this year’s award ceremony. King’s recordings have earned him 15 Grammy awards and 21 nominations. He also received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award back in 1987 and a Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1998. He died last…


Baby’s Death Under Investigation

(Clinton, MS) — Police in Clinton are investigating the death of a 1-year-old girl. The child was found unresponsive by her mother Sunday in a car. The child was later pronounced dead at a hospital. Police say hospital officials grew suspicious and notified police. No charges have been filed at…



Sessions Held to Empower Students

(Coahoma County, MS) — Several professionals came out to speak to students at Coahoma Community College Saturday in hopes of empowering them. The Higher Purpose Academy, a community program that focuses on minority millennials between the ages of 18 and 35, held a session at CCC that included keynote speaker,…


Shooting After Mardi Gras Parade Leaves Two Dead

(Pass Christian, MS) — Two people are dead and four are hospitalized following a shooting after a Mardi Gras parade yesterday in Pass Christian. 29-year-old Carlos Bates of Gulfport and 43-year-old Isaiah Major of Bay St. Louis each died of a gunshot wound at the scene. Police received a call…


Former Mayor Dies in Car Accident

(Marks, MS) — Former Rosedale mayor, pastor and social activist, Dr. Juniper Yates (J.Y.) Trice is reported to have died Friday night after being involved in a car accident near Marks. Trice’s son, Dr. J.O. Trice was also involved in the accident. Details of the accident are not available yet….


Man Arrested for Harassing Church

(Ocean Springs, MS) — A Jackson County man was arrested Wednesday for electronically harassing members of an Ocean Springs church. Jackson County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy John Ledbetter said an investigation began in December because the pastor, staff and parishioners of the church were receiving threatening communications electronically. Some of…