Mississippi county dropping Confederate Memorial Day

July 10, 2015 in News

(AP) Leflore County government employees will no longer get a day off work at the end of April to observe Confederate Memorial Day. The Board of Supervisors decided Monday to […]

B.B. King’s historical marker on Mississippi Blues Trail is missing

February 5, 2014 in Entertainment, News

GREENWOOD, Mississippi (AP) — A Mississippi Blues Trail Marker commemorating the birthplace of blues legend B.B. King near Berclair in Leflore County is missing. The marker was located in front […]

Bloated school payrolls, other woes fuel talk in Mississippi Legislature of district mergers

January 29, 2014 in Education, News

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Reports of decrepit buildings, illiterate high school students and bloated employee rolls could fuel another round of school district consolidation by the Mississippi Legislature. Bob Strebeck, […]

Takeovers planned for 2 of 3 Mississippi school districts

September 13, 2013 in Education, News, Top Stories

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — The Mississippi state Board of Education is seeking to take over the Claiborne County and Leflore County school districts, but will grant the Yazoo City system a reprieve.

The board voted Friday morning to ask Gov. Phil Bryant to declare states of emergency in Claiborne and Leflore. Byrant could act as early as Friday.

Under an agreement with Yazoo City, the district would lose accreditation and the state would appoint consultants to oversee improvements…

Mom leaves infant in car to smoke meth

June 15, 2012 in News, Statewide News

News Briefs From Across The State By Monica Land 7-month-old taken from the home A Jones County woman was arrested Tuesday after she allegedly left her 7-month-old son inside her […]

Officials seek church’s OK to move Robert Johnson Blues marker

March 9, 2012 in Entertainment, News

http://www.forextradingsystemss.com By Monica Land Marker was knocked down in December 2011 GREENWOOD – Officials working with the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) hope to meet with representatives of a local church […]