Brokering heroin from prison adds 8 years to sentence

May 2, 2018 in News, The Buzz

ATLANTA (AP) – Federal prosecutors in Atlanta say an imprisoned drug dealer who brokered more heroin deals from prison, but was discovered, pleaded guilty and got another eight years. U.S. […]

Inmates captured after escaping correctional facility

March 18, 2018 in News, Top Stories

YAZOO CITY, Miss. (AP) – Authorities say two inmates have been captured after escaping a correctional facility in Mississippi this week. Yazoo County Sheriff’s Department officials told WAPT-TV on Saturday […]

Yazoo County man killed after being crushed by tractor

May 22, 2017 in News

YAZOO CITY, Miss. (AP) – A Yazoo County man is dead after he was crushed by a tractor. Yazoo County Coroner Ricky Shivers says 79-year-old Charles Winstead was crushed by […]

Woman is found shot to death behind steering wheel of car

May 3, 2017 in News, The Buzz

YAZOO CITY, Miss. (AP) – Authorities say a woman has been found shot to death behind the steering wheel of a car near Yazoo City. The Yazoo County Coroner’s Office […]

4 men killed in shooting in Yazoo City

February 6, 2017 in News

YAZOO CITY, Miss. (AP) – Authorities in Mississippi say four people have been shot and killed in a shooting after an argument at a nightclub in Yazoo City. Yazoo City […]

Around Mississippi: MDOC hiring at Leakesville prison; Body recovered from Yazoo river

May 20, 2014 in News, The Buzz

The Associated Press Here are some news and notes from around Mississippi: In Leakesville, The Mississippi Department of Corrections is hiring officers for the prison. Interviews and screenings will be […]

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…

Robert Coleman first black circuit clerk in Yazoo City

June 6, 2012 in News, Statewide News

From The Delta Business Journal YAZOO CITY – Robert Coleman is used to creating and teaching, and now that he’s the first African-American to sit behind the Yazoo County Circuit […]