Phil Bryant orders $43 million in budget cuts, including school funding

February 24, 2017 in News

JACKSON, Mississippi — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is making the third round of spending cuts since the budget year started in July, and the fifth round in the past 14 […]

Top Trump adviser reportedly asked FBI official to dispute media story about Russia

February 24, 2017 in News

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House chief of staff Reince Priebus asked a top FBI official to dispute media reports that President Donald Trump’s campaign advisers were frequently in touch with […]

Sheriff: Man found naked in tree says he was looking for dog

February 24, 2017 in News

BLUE SPRINGS, Mississippi (AP) — A Mississippi sheriff says a naked man has been rescued from a tree, where he was hanging head-down. Shawn Treadaway told a deputy Tuesday he’d […]

Ambulance driver killed in head-on crash with big rig

February 24, 2017 in News

VAN VLEET, Miss. (AP) – An ambulance driver is dead after a head-on crash with an 18-wheeler in Chickasaw County. Multiple media outlets report the Mississippi Highway Patrol says it […]

Youth Heritage Night at New Hope Baptist Church

February 23, 2017 in News, Religion

By Janice K. Neal-Vincent Contributing Writer Youth at New Hope Baptist Church contributed to the church’s Sixth Annual Back in the Day Celebration of Black History, February 16. The theme, […]

A Black History Observation

February 23, 2017 in News

Dr. Hilliard Lackey Guest Writer Higgins High School of Clarksdale served for years as top venue for concerts by famous recording artists including native stars from the Clarksdale area: Sam […]

Emergency declared as Jackson water outage looms

February 22, 2017 in News

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Hinds County officials have declared a state of emergency as some Jackson residents could be without water for three days next month. News outlets report that […]

Suspect arrested in slaying of east Mississippi family of 4

February 22, 2017 in News

TOOMSUBA, Miss. (AP) – Authorities have charged one person in the shooting deaths of a 5-year-old boy and his mother, grandmother and aunt at their home in eastern Mississippi. Lauderdale […]