2015

Info sought on Indianola fatal shooting

The Indianola Police Department is still hoping that someone will come forward with information concerning the tragic death of 52- year old Willie J. Gilson the third. He was laid to rest on Saturday in Riverside Memorial Gardens. He was shot and killed December 18 in his yard on north…


Keeping our roadways safe this New Year’s

The Mississippi Highway Patrol investigated 250- wrecks over the Christmas holidays with 5- fatalities and 81- injuries. They are only half way through this busy season and will once again increase patrols during the New Year’s weekend. Troopers will get busy themselves starting tomorrow afternoon at 6 through midnight Friday…





Inaugural coordinators hope for pleasant weather

The New Year always encourages optimism and more so when a new Governor is sworn in. As Republican Governor Phil Bryant begins his second term he hopes a change of venue may also create a sence of optimism. His first inauguration back in 2012 was moved inside the state Capitol…


Indianola police family member laid to re

Funeral services for 52- year old Willie J. Gilson the third were held on Saturday at Friendship MB Church in Indianola. He died Friday December 18 and was buried in Riverside Memorial Gardens. His body was found lying in the yard of his north walker circle home where investigators say…


Shooter charged with domestic aggravated assault

31- year old man Yancy Jackson went to jail after sending a woman to the hospital. He shot her in the leg during a heated argument. Because she lived at his residence law enforcement officials considered it a domestic dispute. Assistant Chief Michael Merchant said he has been held at…


Local firefighting standouts honored

Several firemen were recognized this week for their accomplishments at the Greenville Fire Department. New faces are stepping up to embrace their roles as the department’s new fire battalion chiefs. Robert Trainer, Renover White and Willie Dukes Junior were the three individuals singled out by Fire Chief Ruben Brown for…


Tornado leaves injury and property damage in it’s wake

A large and extremely dangerous tornado moved through northwest Mississippi yesterday afternoon. It touched down near Clarksdale and there are reports of major damage to buildings in Sardis and Holly Springs. At least four people were injured in Coahoma County near Belleview one person critically. Three houses in Como were…