March 3: The Week In Review

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THE DELTA (Ben Caxton) — Another week of news is history and if you weren’t listening to Delta Radio every morning here’s what you might have missed. Leland business were offered discounts on facelifts. A crop duster pilot lost his life in a crash near Itta Bena. Coahoma County has a brewing scandal over reportedly missing funds at the tourism office. In Clarksdale Mayor Espy is having a hard time enticing a new tenant into what he called at rat and roach infested building this week while offering his financial expertise on a conference call with Kroger executives. After another club shooting Vicksburg’s Mayor announced a town meeting on guns. Cities on both sides of the river are rushing preparations to completion as the Big Muddy passes flood stage inundating roads, homes, and parks. Tuesday was a busy day for shootings. One man was killed in Monticello, in Greenville four others were taken to the hospital in two separate shootings less than 12 hours apart, and a shooting on the Mississippi Valley State Campus in the evening led to new security measures. And a gun found in a ditch by a student led to a lockdown at the high school in Avon. In Mississippi, a helicopter overhead went looking for water, while other helicopters in Arkansas caused parks to close as they gunned down razorbacks from the air. All this and much more, this week, from Delta radio, and



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