September 9: The Week In Review

THE DELTA (Ben Caxton) — This week in the news across the Delta fires took center stage in Greenville. Starting with a weekend apartment arson, at least four separate home fires were reported in the city in the past week, a Greenville Church that lost its home closed its doors permanently, and a Greenville school van collided with a car while the Alcorn State Football team bus had a wreck in Vicksburg. Also in Vicksburg the city is dealing with escalating problems at its convention center while unveiling a new budget for the year. In southeast Arkansas every local8-4A high school team lost its opener, Mainline Health Systems got a federal grant, and Lake Village is looking for a police patrol officer. A new charter school was recommended for approval in Clarksdale, a corrections officer is going to prison for selling cigarettes to inmates in Yazoo City, and an eyewitness to the kidnapping of Emitt Till died in Chicago. An 11-year-old shot a 12-year-old in Tupelo, while shootings closer to home claimed the lives of a 75-year-old man in Leland, a 60-year-old woman in Tchula, and a 39-year-old man in Goodman. All this and much more this week from Delta Radio, and www.deltadailynews.com.

 

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