Blues Legend Dead at 86

(Jones County, MS) — Blues legend, L.C. Ulmer, has died at the age of 86. He was found unconscious by family members Sunday morning in his Ellisville home. Born Lee Chester, Ulmer was a native of South Mississippi who played music for 50 years all over the U.S. He was…


85-year-old Man Shot In Head

(Jackson, MS) — An 85-year-old Jackson man was shot in his head Saturday. Police say James Hankins was working in his front yard just before noon when someone shot him. The suspect opened fire multiple times and then ran off. Hankins was taken to the hospital but there is no…


People in Need Advocate Surprised With Car

(Bryant, AR) — A woman recognized as an advocate for people in need has been given a free car. The organiztion “Women’s Own Worth” donated the car to Wanda Goforth of Bryant, AR. Goforth was a victim of abuse for 25 years. For the past two years, she has worked…



Two Mississippians to Star in Reality Show

(Jackson County, MS) — Shannon Poole and David Knight of Jackson County have landed roles on the Discovery Channel series “Street Outlaws New Orleans”. Their passion for drag racing led to their new-found claim to fame. Poole, who came on board first, called his longtime friend, Knight to join him….


Ole Miss Student Killed

(Mississippi) — 23-year-old Ty Laporte, an Ole Miss student, was killed in a traffic accident Friday morning. According to the University of Mississippi sports department, the accident happened around midnight near Holly Springs. Laporte, a volleyball and track standout, was in her senior year at Ole Miss and majoring in…



Police and County Officials Search for 3 Escapees

(Hinds County, MS) — Three men escaped their work detail on I-220 near Forest Avenue around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. According to Sheriff Victor Mason, the three men just walked off. 23-year-old Jeremy Jordan of Jackson, 20-year-old Deundre Pinkston of Byram and 31-year-old Gary Chambers of Jackson were all in jail…


Local Hospital to Participate in Stroke Management System

(Lake Village, AR) — Chicot Memorial Medical Center in Lake Village will participate in AR SAVES along with other rural Arkansas hospitals. AR SAVES is a state-wide stroke management system which helps to ensure timely treatment of stroke patients by linking emergency room doctors at participating hospitals to specially-trained vascular…


3 Arrested for Prostituting Juvenile Girl

(Biloxi, MS) — Biloxi police have arrested three adults for the human trafficking of a missing juvenile girl. Police found the girl and the three adults at a hotel Tuesday and arrested the adults on charges of human trafficking for profit. The juvenile had been reported missing from another area…