Archives for September 2016

Fatal shooting in Greenwood

Greenwood police say they have no motive and no suspects in the shooting death of a man outside his home on West Jerfferson Street late Wednesday night. The victim is identified as 32-year-old Marvin Reedy. He was taken to Greenwood Lefore Hospital, where he died from a gunshot wound to the abdomen. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports that Reedy was out on parole from a drug sentence.

Ole Miss abduction

An investigation is underway into an alleged abduction at Ole Miss. Police say a female student got into a taxi near Chucky Mullins Drive and Poole Drive on campus around 12:30 a.m. September 17th. They say she was assaulted and then let go. The suspect is described as an African-American male, bald, and in his mid-30s to mid-40s.

Greenwood defense contract

A multi-million dollar defense contract has gone to a Greenwood company. RC Construction is being hired by the Air Force to repair a taxiway at Joint Base Charleston in South Carolina. RC Construction’s winning bid totaled 11-point-six million dollars.

Batesville street work

A heads-up for motorists in Batesville. Work on milling and repaving Eureka Street from the entrance to the Square to the railroad crossing will begin in a few days. While that’s being done, city officials sa that traffic through the Square at that rail crossing will be detoured.

Stricklin leaves MSU

It was officially announced Tuesday that Mississippi State Athletic Director Scott Stricklin will become the new AD at the University of Florida. The Clarion-Ledger reports that an in-house replacement is under consideration to replace Stricklin at MSU–that would be Bulldogs baseball coach John Cohen.

Ray Moore trial begins

The trial of Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore is scheduled to begin today. The Alabama Court of the Judiciary will hear his case on ethics charges. Moore has been accused of pushing back hard against a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that allows gay marriage. If convicted, he could be removed from the bench.

TV actor promoting marriage

The guy who played Mike Seaver on TV’s “Growing Pains” will be in Greenwood next month to promote the institution of marriage. A program called “Love Worth Fighting For,” featuring actor Kirk Cameron, is scheduled for October 19th at the Leflore County Civic Center.

MSU AD leaving

Mississippi State’s athletic director reportedly leaving for the same job at Florida. UF is expected to name Scott Stricklin its new AD. He will replace Jeremy Foley, who is retiring on October 1st after 25 years in Gainesville. Stricklin has been athletic director at MSU since 2010.

Robbery, kidnapping suspect jailed

A man wanted in connection with robbery and kidnapping investigations is now in the Grenada County Jail. 39-year-old Christoper Golen was arrested Thursday in Grenada. Golden is a suspect the armed robbery of a convenience store in Winona on September 9th and an armed robbery and kidnapping at the Magnolia Lodge in Winona, one day later.

Leflore Literacy Night Out

The Leflore County School District will host a “Literacy Night Out” this evening for parents with students in 2nd and 3rd Grade. It will take place from 5 to 6 PM at the Leflore County Educational Services Building. There will be three Mississippi Department of Education literacy coach specialists in attendance to answer questions and to distribute material pertaining to the third-grade reading gate.