School Lawsuit

Five More Mississippi School Districts Are Joining A Lawsuit Against The State Over Shortfalls In Education Funding. There Are Now 19 Plaintiffs In The Lawsuit Filed By Former Mississippi  Governor Ronnie Musgrove. Musgrove Spokesman George Shelton Says Monday That The New Plaintiffs Are School Districts In Greene County, Humphreys County, Leland North Bolivar And West Bolivar. Shelton Had Announced The Forest Municipal School District As A New Plaintiff, But Later Said That Was A Miscommunication.

Greenwood Airport

A Proposal To Change How The Greenwood-Leflore Airport Operates Could Meet With Swift Approval This Week By The Greenwood City Council.The Greenwood Commonwealth Reports (The Proposed Agreement, Which Cleared The Leflore County Board Of Supervisors Last Week Would Provide For The Airport Board - Jointly Appointed By The City And The County - To Approve Routine Business, Including The Approval Of Leases, Contracts And Repairs, Without Seeking Approval From The Council And The Supervisors.

River Meeting

Mayors From Various Cities And Towns Along The Mississippi River - Reprenting Ten States - Will Meet In New Orleans This Week. Greenville Mayor John Cox Will Jojn Other Mayors September 14 Through The 16th To Address Issues In The Annual Meeting. The Mississippi River Cities And Towns Initiative Was Created To Provide An Influential Voice For The Mississippi River, Dramatically Increasing Demand For Effective River Protection, Restoration, And Management In Washington, Dc.

Greenville Police Arrested

A Greenville Police Officer Is Arrested On Statutory Rape Charges. Assistant Chief Delando Wilson Says 31-Year-Old La'dale Porter Came In Contact With A Girlwho Was 15 Years Old At The Time.  The Alleged Contact Prompting An Investigation By Greenville Police Leading To Porter's Arrest Today. Wilson Says There Was Enough Evidence To Arrest Porter, Who Was A Two Year Veteran With The Greenville Police Department. Once The Complaint Was Filed Porter Stepped Down. Porter Officially Charged With Statutory Rape And Arraigned Today By Justice Court Judge Lavern Simpson And His Bond.

State Legislators Tour Delta Farms

STATE LEGISLATORS MET TODAY WITH A DELTA FARM DELEGATION TO DISCUSS LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES.  BUBBA SIMMONS FARM SOUTH OF ARCOLA THE SITE OF TODAY'S FARM TOUR.   FARMING IS THE STATE'S LARGEST INDUSTRY WITH LAWMAKERS GIVING A HUGE AMOUNT OF MONEY TO RESEARCH.   SEVERAL LAWMAKERS ALONG WITH MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY SCIENTISTS WERE SEEING FIRST HAND THE STATE'S DOLLARS AT WORK.  MISSISSIPPI STATE EXTENSION SERVICE CONDUCTS SEVERAL RESEARCH PROJECTS FOR THE FARMING INDUSTRY IN HOPES OF KEEPING THE MAGNOLIA STATE IN THE FOREFRONT.

Cleveland Police Make Several Arrests

CLEVELAND POLICE MAKE SEVERAL ARRESTS RANGING FROM DRUGS TO FALSE CALLS TO 911.  CHIEF BUSTER BINGHAM TELLING ABC SIX, THREE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN LOCKED UP ON VARIOUS CHARGES. POLICE ARRESTING KENNETH JENKINS FOR POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA MORE THAN 30 GRAMS WHILE AT BEAR PEN PARK.  JENKINS TRIED TO THROW IT AWAY IN A SOCK.  A CALL TO THE POLICE LEAD TO THE ARREST OF KEVIN WESLEY ON ONE COUNT OF BURGLARY OF AN AUTO BY FORCE.  AND FINALLY JEROME STEELE FACES MULTIPLE COUNTS OF MAKING FALSE CALLS TO THE 911 SERVICE. 

 

Crash Claims Isola Woman

AN ISOLA WOMAN IS DEAD TONIGHT AFTER A TWO VEHICLE COLLISION WITH THE OTHER MOTORIST FIGHTING FOR HER LIFE. STATE POLICE SAY HELEN CUMMINGS, 50, OF ISOLA DIED. THE OTHER MOTORIST, KIMBERLY BOWMAN, 23 OF BELZONI AIRLIFTED TO A JACKSON AREA HOSPITAL. BOTH MOTORISTS INVOLVED IN A CRASH BEFORE FIVE THIS AFTERNOON ON HIGHWAY 49 NEAR THE HUMPHREY'S COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT.  TROOPER TONY DUNN SAYS CUMMINGS WAS ATTEMPTING TO PULL FROM THE PARKING LOT OF THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT WHEN SHE COLLIDED WITH BOWMAN'S VEHICLE. MHP IS STILL INVESTIGATING THIS ACCIDENT. 

 

Washington County EMA Tests Warning Sirens

IF YOU HEARD A SIREN OUTSIDE TODAY NO NEED TO PANIC.....IT WAS JUST A TEST....
THE WASHINGTON COUNTY EMERGENCY AGENCY  WARNING SIRENS WILL BE TESTED ON THE FIRST AND THIRD WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH WEATHER PERMITTING.... IN THE EVENT OF A TORNADO THE SOUND COULD LAST FOR UP TO FIVE MINUTES...AND AT THIS TIME YOU SHOULD LOOK FOR SHELTER..MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR AWAY FROM WINDOWS.....TAMMY REED SAYS YOU SHOULD NEVER RELY ON SIRENS AS A "FIRST" ALERT.

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