2014

Educators applaud 5-year plan

Local educators say they favor the new five year plan from the State Education Department that will be in effect from 2016 to 2020. Goals include ensuring that all students are proficient for their grade level, that all students graduate from high school ready for college or a career, that…


Repeat burglar arrested

Bolivar County authorities have arrested an individual they believe is responsible for a string of burglaries in businesses in Bolivar, Sunflower, Coahoma, Leflore and Washington Counties. They say 35-year-old Antonio Banks allegedly netted thousands of dollars during each burglary. He was arrested in Texas and transported back to the Delta…



Alleged Walmart Shooter surrenders

The suspect wanted in connection with multiple shootings in the Clarksdale Walmart parking lot has turned himself in. 19-year-old Christin Trey Allen is being held on one count of murder and two counts of aggravated assault. Police say 23-year-old Brandon Smith died at the scene of the shooting, and two…



A swearing-in date has been set for a newly elected circuit court judge who will serve the fourth circuit district, which includes Leflore, Sunflower and Washington Counties

Carol White-Richard will take the oath of office on Monday December 28th at 10am at the Sunflower County Courthouse. Another candidate from the runoff election, Takiyah Perkins, is seeking to have the results thrown out. Perkins, who lost to White-Richard by 77 votes, claims voting irregularities in all three counties….


Indianola resident charged in Club Zone shootings

An Indianola resident who was wanted in connection with multiple shootings has turned himself in. Terimiah Cox was charged with six counts of aggravated assault for a shooting near Club Zone on Church Street early Saturday during which six adults sustained non-life threatening gunshot injuries. Cox was booked into the…



State Police put the focus on safety

The Mississippi Highway Patrol is putting the emphasis on safety during this busy holiday period. Extra troopers will be on hand to monitor the highways for drunk drivers. They will have checkpoints at various locations today and tomorrow. They also reminded drivers to refrain from texting and driving.