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…


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…