May 5th: the Week in Review

THE DELTA (Ben Caxton) — If you weren’t listening to Delta Radio every morning, you may have missed another week of news that’s passed into the history books. This last week saw a bloody weekend of shootings across the state that left five dead and 5 injured from Horn Lake and Cleveland to Jackson, and Natchez, including a nationally known Mississippi rap artist. Amtrak service returned to Marks. Greenwood lost its city clerk, but held a party to dedicate a historical marker to their own hometown Beatle’s, found enough students to keep a Catholic School’s doors open for another year, and saw the company that bought Viking Range paying fines for jobs not created by the former company. In sports, five 5 MSU Bulldogs, along with 4 Ole Miss, and 3 Southern Miss footballers became NFL players. In Vicksburg, proposed water and sewer rate hikes may soon be going to the voters, heavy rains may have led to the collapse of a local church, and fire destroyed a historic 136-year-old home. Clarksdale saw city hired engineers looking at flood and drainage, while AT&T engineers working on yet another service outage in town, catfish raised $14,000 for a local food pantry, and a Jonestown man accused of murder was released after his bond was reduced to just $25,000. All this and much more, this week from



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