Buffett, Grisham, Freeman, Manning among famous Mississippians wanting flag change

August 18, 2015 in News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Jimmy Buffett, John Grisham, Morgan Freeman and former New Orleans Saints quarterback Archie Manning are among famous current and former Mississippi residents asking the state to […]

‘No Good Deed’ and ‘Dolphin Tale 2’ are 1-2 at the weekend box office

September 15, 2014 in Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It took a murderous Idris Elba and a pair of dolphin buddies to defeat “Guardians of the Galaxy” at movie theaters. The Sony thriller “No Good […]

Homicide suspected in mayoral candidate's death

February 28, 2013 in Top Stories

Authorities said a mayoral candidate in the Mississippi Delta has been found dead and the case is being investigated as a homicide.

Coahoma County Coroner Scotty Meredith said the body of 34-year-old Marco McMillian was found on the Mississippi River levee Wednesday about 10 a.m.

McMillian was running for mayor of Clarksdale, a Blues music hub and home to actor Morgan Freeman.

Meredith said the body was found between Sherard and Rena Lara. He said it was sent to Jackson for an autopsy and declined to provide further details.