George 'Boomer' Scott, All-Star 1B, dies at 69

August 7, 2013 in Local Sports, National Sports, News, Obituaries, Sports, Statewide News, Top Stories

George “Boomer” Scott, a three-time All-Star first baseman who hit 271 homers in a 14-year major-league career and is a member of the Red Sox hall of fame, died Sunday, July 28. He was 69.

Washington County coroner Methel Johnson confirmed Scott died in Greenville, his hometown.

A three-time All-Star, Scott spent most of his career with the Boston Red Sox and Milwaukee Brewers. He hit 27 homers with 90 RBIs during his rookie season in 1966 – second for a Red Sox rookie only to Ted Williams – and had his best year with the Brewers in 1975, when he hit 36 homers and had 109 RBIs.

Man sentenced for stabbing, robbing shrimp lady

June 17, 2013 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

A 61-year-old man has been ordered to serve 16 years in prison for stabbing and robbing a woman who was selling shrimp from the back of her van in Waveland. The Sun Herald reports Larry K. Hurt, of Waveland, was sentenced in Hancock County Circuit Court.

Hurt pleaded guilty to the armed robbery and aggravated assault of Ly Le, a woman known by locals as “the shrimp lady.” He stabbed her in the left shoulder and robbed her of $159 on Nov. 13, 2011.

MVSU moving home games to Greenville

March 25, 2013 in Local Sports

Mississippi Valley State will play the remainder of its home baseball games at Greenville’s Legion Field.

Athletic director Ashley Robinson says unsafe playing conditions at Valley’s field in Itta Bena prompted the decision.

Robinson says playing field is not suitable or safe enough to have baseball players risking a possible injury.

Missing pet boa constrictor found after a week

September 26, 2012 in News, Statewide News

After missing for a week, a pet boa constrictor has been found in the same city where it disappeared.

The Clarion-Ledger reports that the snake was found Friday night by two Madison residents who saw a large snake crossing a road.

Greenville mayor resigns

September 21, 2012 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

Greenville Mayor Chuck Jordan announced his resignation Wednesday. He said he made the decision after learning he has pancreatic cancer.

The Delta Democrat Times reports that Jordan’s resignation will take effect at midnight Monday.

Jordan, a retired banker, was elected mayor in December after defeating Democrat Carl McGee. He was inaugurated on Jan. 3…