Archives for May 2017

North New Summit Graduation

Graduation ceremonies are scheduled for this evening at North New Summit School. School founder Dr. Nancy New will speak and 15 students will receive diplomas. 15 students will receive their diplomas. All of them, plus four other online students, are planning to attend college.

Mississippi’s Richest Town

A new study shows the richest town in Mississippi is Brandon. Financial site 24/7 Wall Street found Brandon’s median income of nearly 72-thousand-dollars is nearly 32-thousand-dollars more than the state median income. Also, only 7.0% of town residents live in poverty compared to 22.5% of residents statewide.

Sardis Mayoral Firsts

Former Alderman Lula Palmer has become the first female and first African-American to serve as mayor of Sardis. Palmer won Tuesday’s Democratic Primary runoff for Mayor and faces no other contenders in the June 6th Municipal General Election. She defeated incumbent Billy Russell by 27 votes.

Carroll Academy’s New Addition

Carroll Academy has broken ground on a new addition to the elementary school building on the Carrollton campus. It will include a library and computer lab, plus an office, conference room and new restrooms. It’s being built this summer by G&W Steel Construction Company of Grenada and is said to be the first part of a five-year improvement plan.

Batesville Burglary

Batesville police are investigating a burglary at the C-Spire store on Covenant Crossing near Lowe’s. The Panolian reports it happened late Sunday night. The suspect or suspects threw a large brick through the front door glass to gain entry. They apparently stole four iPhones valued at more than 27-hundred dollars.

Teen Charged with Murder

Panola County authorities have charged a teen girl with killing her boyfriend. According to the Panolian, the sheriff’s department says Laterick Dunlap was stabbed to death last Thursday at a residence on Atkins Street just west of Sardis city limits. The 17-year-old girl was charged as an adult and was being held in the Panola County Jail.

Murder Trial Underway

The murder trial of four men got underway Monday with some high emotions on display outside the Leflore County Courthouse. The Greenwood Commonwealth quoted Sheriff Ricky Banks as saying that two factions got into a tussle that his deputies broke up. The four defendants are charged in connection with what authorities say was a drive-by shooting in 2015 that caused a crash, leaving one man dead and three others injured.

Murder Trial

Four Greenwood men go on trial for murder and attempted murder starting this morning in the Leflore County Courthouse. The defendants are Michael Holland, Armand Jones, Sedrick Buchanan and James CcClurg, who are all in their 20s. They are accused in the death of D’Alandis Love of Greenwood, who was shot and died in a fiery crash near Ita Bena, and injuring three others.

College Baseball

In weekend college baseball, Ole Miss took two out of three from 19th-ranked Texas A&M. Number-seven Mississippi State didn’t fare as well over the weekend with two losses in three games at Georgia.

Miss Mississippi Not Miss USA

Mississippi’s losing streak at the Miss USA Pageant continues. Miss Mississippi Ashley Hamby failed to crack the top ten at last night’s event in Las Vegas. A contestant from Mississippi has never won Miss USA, going back to its start in 1952. Miss District of Columbia Kara McCullough won it, giving D.C. back-to-back crowns.