News

Man indicted in north Miss. highway shooting case

A Sardis man charged in the roadside shootings of two people in North Mississippi earlier this summer has been indicted on a charge of murder in one of the slayings that occurred in Tunica County.

The Commercial Appeal reports that a grand jury on Aug. 13 returned an indictment for capital murder against James Willie in the shooting death of Lori Anne Carswell of Hernando. […]

Education

MDCC Receives $3.6M in Federal Grants

Mississippi Delta Community College (MDCC) was recently awarded two grants totaling $3,650,000 from the U.S. Department of Education through the Predominately Black Institutions (PBI) Program.

MDCC will receive a minimum of $250,000 per year for five years under the funding formula portion of the program. […]

Entertainment

Hip-hop mogul’s death in NYC ruled a suicide

The New York City medical examiner’s office has ruled the death of hip-hop mogul Chris Lighty a suicide.

Lighty, a hip-hop mogul who helped the likes of Sean “Diddy” Combs, 50 Cent and Mariah Carey attain not only hit records, but also lucrative careers outside music, was found dead in his New York City apartment Thursday in an apparent suicide. He was 44. […]