Dermott Political Forum Scheduled February 12

(Dermott, AR) — Judicial candidates and state house candidates will discuss their candidacy at a political forum at the Dermott Administration Building located at 211 E. Iowa on Friday, February 12th. Judicial candidates Laurie Bridewell and Melinda French are vying for the newly created District 27 State District Court judgeship…


Former Pro-wrestler Sentenced to 20 Years

(Mississippi) — Attorney General Jim Hood announced yesterday afternoon that Kenath Dwayne Peal of Horn Lake will serve five years and spend 15 years in post-release supervision after he was found by investigators to have numerous images and videos of child pornography. He was arrested in September 2014 by the…



Tighter Regulations for Bail Bond Businesses

(Mississippi) — State insurance commissioner, Mike Chaney has called for tighter regulations for bail bond businesses and agents. In a statement he made Wednesday, Chaney said many bail bond agents are honorable and fair but he believes some have caused big problems. He said in addition to outright fraud, they…


Planter’s Bank, Covenant Bank Deal Complete

(Mississippi) — A merger between Indianola-based Planter’s Bank and Covenant Bank, headquartered in Clarksdale, is complete. The merger created a financial institution with more than one billion dollars in assets and increases Planter’s Bank’s reach into north Mississippi. Planter’s now has five new locations to add to its current 14….


Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Clarksdale

(Clarksdale, MS) — A federal judge dismissed a voting rights lawsuit against the city of Clarksdale. The lawsuit was brought by four residents who alleged the ward lines in the city were drawn based on racial demographics and were illegal and violated citizens’ voting rights. Mayor Bill Luckett said the…



Trump Says He Won Iowa

(Little Rock, AR) — At a campaign event in Little Rock Wednesday night, Donald Trump told a very large crowd that he believes he won the Iowa caucuses. Trump, who came in second to Senator Ted Cruz in Iowa, went so far as to say he believed Cruz stole the…


Former Restaurant Employee Awarded $85,000

(Tupelo, MS) — After filing a wrongful termination suit, a jury in Tupelo agreed with Phuong Thi Nguyen and awarded her more than $85,000 last week. Nguyen worked at Ichiban Japanese Grill for Wanika Chau and Wah Dao. According to the complaint she filed, Nguyen said she was fired after…