Category Archives: Statewide News

2018 State Legislature Session Completed, Insights from 3 DeSoto County Members of the State Legislature

Jackson, MS By:  Arthur Randallson, Editor On Wednesday afternoon, March 28, the Mississippi State Legislature concluded its annual three-month legislative season in Jackson, right before Holy Thursday and Good Friday.  State Senators and State Representatives returned home and were able

Thad Cochran Resigning This Sunday as Longest-Serving Member of Congress, Shakes Up 2018 Senate Race

Jackson, MS By:  Arthur Randallson, Editor This is Thad Cochran’s final week as Senator.  At 80 years of age, he will officially resign this Sunday, on Easter, citing health reasons. Beginning in the U.S. House of Representatives in 1973, and

Jackson Public Schools Close Receivership

Statewide Round Up Jackson,Ms The Commission on School Accreditation voted 10-1 on Wednesday to declare an “extreme emergency exists” in Jackson Public Schools. “Students in JPS are being systematically denied a quality education,” Erin Meyer, counsel for the Mississippi Department

Cyclist Killed In Bolivar County

Statewide Round Up Boyle,Ms A bicyclist died Friday after being struck by a car on U.S. Highway 61 South. Friday, the Bolivar County Sheriff’s Department received several 911 calls that a black male subject riding a bike had been struck

Woman Dies In Jail

Statewide Round Up Corinth,Ms A 29-year-old woman who was being held on a shoplifting charge died after she was found unresponsive in the Alcorn County Jail. Alcorn County Jail employees did CPR on Bridget Marlar after she was found in