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  9/2/13

Clarksdale Murder

CLARKSDALE POLICE LAUNCH A HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION  AFTER A WOMAN IS KILLED STEMMING FROM A DOMESTIC DISPUTE. ASSISTANT CHIEF ROBBIE LINLEY TELLS US A 44-YEAR OLD WOMAN WAS SHOT AND KILLED SUNDAY MORNING. THE WOMAN SUFFERED ONE GUNSHOT WOUND TO THE CHEST INSIDE HER HOME. POLICE WERE CALLED TO THE 500-BLOCK OF PRINCE STREET. VERY FEW DETAILS ARE AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME...POLICE TELL US THEY DO HAVE A PERSON OF INTEREST THEY'VE BEEN TALKING TO.

Delta Mill Fire

EQUIPMENT MALFUNCTION IS THE CAUSE OF A FIRE AT DELTA OIL MILL.
TRAINING CHIEF MARTRELLIS MC-DOWELL TELLS ABC SIX NEWS TODAY THEIR DETERMINATION OF WHAT SPARKED FRIDAY EVENING'S BLAZE. FIREFIGHTERS RACING TO THE DELTA OIL MILL ON HIGHWAY 82 AROUND NINE TO FIND A PORTION OF THE NORTH BUILDING ENGULFED IN HEAVY FLAMES. FIREFIGHTERS HAVING TO USE FOAM TO COOL OFF THE HYDRAULIC PUMPS AND MORE THAN 5-THOUSAND GALLONS OF WATER TO GET THE BLAZE UNDER CONTROL. THE GOOD NEWS, THE FIREFIGHTERS QUICK RESPONSE CONTAINED THE FIRE TO A SMALL PORTION OF THE BUILDING AND THERE WERE NO INJURIES. MC-DOWELL BELIEVES THE OIL MILL HAS BEEN CLOSED SINCE FRIDAY'S FIRE.

9/3/13

Cleveland Murder

ONE MAN DIES FOLLOWING A SHOOTING AT WHITE STREET APARTMENTS IN BOLIVAR COUNTY. 27 YEAR OLD COLBY MCCLINE AGE 27 SUFFERED FROM A SINGLE SHOT WOUND TO THE CHEST, PRONOUNCED DEAD AT BOLIVAR MEDICAL CENTER.CHIEF DEPUTY GERALD WESLEY SHOWING ABC 6 CAMERAS WHERE THE SHOOTING BEGAN AROUND MIDNIGHT. POLICE ARRIVING AT SUNSET VILLAGE APARTMENTS TO FIND THE VICTIM HAD ALREADY BEEN TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL BY PRIVATE VEHICLE. AND RESIDENTS OF THE APARTMENT COMPLEX EXPRESSING THEIR CONCERNS.
 

Greenwood Hospital Expansion

Greenwood Leflore Hospital RECEIVES approval to spend an additional 1.2 million DOLLARS on the replacement of central plant equipment. The Mississippi State Department of Health issuing a certificate of need for the cost overrun. Mississippi requires a certificate of need in a process designed to avoid duplication of health care services and control costs. The most significant of the additional expenses associated with the project relate to increased renovation costs, unforeseen renovation, and equipment expenditures. The original capital expenditure was 10.7 million. The revised capital expenditure NOW 11.9 million.

9/4/13

Hollandale Murder Arrest

A SWIFT ARREST IN A HOLLANDALE MURDER. 30-YEAR OLD HERLANDEZ RICHARDSON OF HOLLANDALE ARRESTED AROUND 1 THIS AFTERNOON, CHARGED WITH CAPITAL MURDER. GASTON SAYS A KNIFE WAS RECOVERED, AND SHERIFF GASTON SAYS ASSISTANCE FROM NEIGHBORS PROVIDING TIPS AND INFORMATION HELPED LEAD TO RICHARDSON'S ARREST.

Lamont Fatal

A BICYCLIST IS KILLED LATE THIS AFTERNOON AFTER BEING STRUCK BY A TRUCK. A 54-YEAR-OLD OUT-OF-STATE WHITE FEMALE WAS RIDING A BIKE TRAVELING DOWN HIGHWAY ONE AND WAS STRUCK AROUND 5:20 NEAR LAMONT ROAD. THE ACCIDENT HAPPENED NEAR THE WASHINGTON-BOLIVAR COUNTY LINE WHEN A NUTRA-GREEN LAWN TRUCK STRUCK HER. SHE WAS THROWN FROM THE BIKE AND PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE. THE MISSISSIPPI HIGHWAY PATROL WAS ON THE SCENE HANDLING THE INVESTIGATION. THE NAME OF THE VICTIM WON'T BE RELEASED UNTIL THE NEXT OF KIN HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED. THE DRIVER OF THE NUTRA-GREEN TRUCK WAS NOT INJURED IN THE INCIDENT. A MOTORIST WHO SAW THE WOMAN ABOUT A MILE FROM THE ACCIDENT SCENE SAID SHE HAD SADDLEBAGS ON HER BIKE AND APPEARED TO BE STRAINING AS SHE WAS PEDDLING.
 

9/5/13

Embezzlement Arrest

The former secretary-treasurer for the Coles Point Volunteer Fire Department in Panola County has been arrested and charged with embezzling nearly $31,000 from the fire department. State Auditor Stacey Pickering said Wednesday that 63-year-old Martha Chrestman of Batesville was arrested following her indictment on charges of embezzlement of public funds. Arraignment was set for Sept. 25. Pickering said the charge involved using the fire department checking account to pay for phone service, groceries, computers, cameras and household items.
 

Greenville West Nile Case

 MOSQUITOES CARRYING WEST NILE VIRUS FOUND IN WARD ONE. COUNCILMAN, TOMMY BENSON SAYS VECTOR DISEASE CONTROL DISCOVERED INFECTED MOSQUITOES NEAR STANDING WATER AT THE CLOSED BUSTER BROWN COMMUNITY POOL. VECTOR SPRAYED THE POOL AND SURROUNDING AREAS LAST NIGHT. AND BENSON SAYS THE CITY WILL DRAIN THE POOL BY TOMORROW, BUT BENSON WANTS CITIZENS TO BE VIGILANT; WEAR LONG SLEEVES AND BUG SPRAY AS A PRECAUTION. STANDING WATER IS BREEDING GROUND FOR MOSQUITOES SO DRAIN ANY FLOWERPOTS OR CONTAINERS THAT MAY BE HOLDING WATER.

9/6/13

Cleveland Murder

ONE MAN DIES FOLLOWING A SHOOTING AT WHITE STREET APARTMENTS IN BOLIVAR COUNTY. 27 YEAR OLD COLBY MCCLINE AGE 27 SUFFERED FROM A SINGLE SHOT WOUND TO THE CHEST, PRONOUNCED DEAD AT BOLIVAR MEDICAL CENTER. CHIEF DEPUTY GERALD WESLEY SHOWING ABC 6 CAMERAS WHERE THE SHOOTING BEGAN AROUND MIDNIGHT. POLICE ARRIVING AT SUNSET VILLAGE APARTMENTS TO FIND THE VICTIM HAD ALREADY BEEN TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL BY PRIVATE VEHICLE. AND RESIDENTS OF THE APARTMENT COMPLEX EXPRESSING THEIR CONCERNS.

Tractor Fatal

SUMNER CITY OFFICIALS CONFIRM THE DEATH OF A STRINGER'S NTERNATIONAL TRACTOR EMPLOYEE OVER THE LABOR DAY HOLIDAY. HAROLD THARP -- A LONG TIME SUMNER RESIDENT -- KILLED YESTERDAY IN AN ONSITE ACCIDENT. SUMNER MAYOR SMITH MURPHY TELLS ABC 6 THARP APPARENTLY KILLED BY A FARM TRACTOR. HOWEVER THE ACTIONS LEADING UP TO THE ACCIDENT ARE UNCLEAR AT THE MOMENT, BUT SOURCES TELL US THARP WAS WORKING ON THE TRACTOR WHEN HE WAS RUN OVER. MAYOR MURPHY TELLS US THARP WAS IN HIS 70'S.

9/9/13

School Take-Over

A STATE TAKEOVER LOOMS FOR THE LEFLORE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT.
LEFLORE COUNTY ADDED TO THE STATE'S AGENDA THURSDAY FOR DISCUSSION NEXT WEEK. TAKEOVERS TYPICALLY FOLLOW STATE FINDINGS THAT SCHOOLS ARE VIOLATING STANDARDS. LEFLORE COUNTY HAVE SCORED POORLY ON STATE TESTS, WITH QUESTIONS OF TEST CHEATING SURFACING AT ONE LEFLORE COUNTY SCHOOL. THE ACCREDITING COMMISSION MEETS TUESDAY, AND THE FULL BOARD COULD SEEK AN EMERGENCY DECLARATION AT ITS MEETING NEXT FRIDAY. IF GOVERNOR PHIL BRYANT APPROVES, OFFICIALS COULD APPOINT A CONSERVATOR, DEPOSING THE CURRENT SUPERINTENDENT AND SCHOOL BOARD. IF SUCH AN ACTION IS TAKEN IT WOULD BE THE FOURTH SCHOOL DISTRICT IN THE DELTA TAKEN OVER BY THE STATE.

Vaiden Chief Resigns

THE CITY OF VAIDEN IS LOOKING FOR A NEW CHIEF OF POLICE ONCE AGAIN.
THIS COMES AFTER IT'S CURRENT CHIEF DONNA BROOKS RESIGNS. THE 51-YEAR OLD HAS BEEN VAIDEN'S TOP COP SINCE FEBRUARY. SHE TOOK OVER AFTER FORMER CHIEF, ALLEN VANCE WAS CHARGED WITH ARSON AND CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT ARSON IN GRENADA COUNTY. THE MAYOR OF VAIDEN SAYS THE CITY IS ALREADY STARTING TO SEARCH FOR IT'S NEW CHIEF.
 

9/10/13

Cleveland Arrest

CLEVELAND POLICE NAB A TRIO IN AN ATTEMPTED RAPE CASE. LAMARCUS MATTHEWS, MONEK JONES AND DEVONNA HUTTON ARE LOCKED UP TONIGHT ON STRONG ARMED ROBBERY, AGGRAVATED ASSAULT AND KIDNAPPING CHARGES. MONEK JONES REPORTING TO POLICE ON AUGUST 18TH THAT A MAN
TRIED TO RAPE HER BUT FOUGHT HIM OFF BY HITTING HIM OVER THE HEAD WITH A LAMP. BUT AT THE SAME TIME, POLICE RECEIVING A PHONE CALL FROM THE HOSPITAL THAT A MAN WHO HAD BEEN SEVERELY BEATEN OVER THE HEAD IS
SITTING IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM. CHIEF BUSTER BINGHAM SAYS AN INVESTIGATION DETERMINED JONES CONCOCTED THE STORY AFTER HER AND HER COHORTS ROBBED AND ASSAULTED THE MAN.
 

Bolivar Man Charged

A BOLIVAR COUNTY MAN SET TO PLEAD GUILTY ON FEDERAL CHARGES.
ALBERT HOLMES ALSO KNOWN AS ALBERT MIMS HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH USING A KNIFE DURING A ROBBERY TO STEAL A U.S. POSTAL SERVICE MONEY ORDER MACHINE. MIMS WAS CHARGED WITH TWO COUNTS TO THE ASSAULT AND ATTEMPTED ROBBERY AT THE WINSTONVILLE POST OFFICE IN DECEMBER. THE INDICTMENT SAYS THE MACHINE IS USED TO FILL IN THE BLANKS ON MONEY ORDERS. HOLMES HAS BEEN HELD WITHOUT BOND. THE CHANGE OF PLEA HEARING IS SCHEDULED TO TAKE PLACE IN US DISTRICT COURT IN ABEDERDEEN BEFORE JUDGE SHARION AYCOCK.

9/11/13

Amtrak Crash

NO CHARGES ARE BEING FILED AGAINST THE TRUCKER INVOLVED IN AN AMTRAK COLLISION. THE ACCIDENT HAPPENED AROUND 9-30 TUESDAY MORNING ALONG HIGHWAY 49 SOUTH OF TCHULA. THE NEW ORLEANS BOUND AMTRAK SLAMMED INTO THE TRAILER OF A GRAIN TRUCK CARRYING A LOAD OF CORN. THE TRUCK DRIVER WAS SEEN WALKING AWAY WITH NO INJURIES. BUT AT LEAST TWO PEOPLE ON THE TRAIN WERE TAKING TO THE HOSPITAL WITH MINOR INJURIES. THE TRUCKER CLAIMS HE DID NOT SEE THE TRAIN BEFORE CROSSING THE TRACK. HOLMES COUNTY SHERIFF WILLIE MARCH SAYS SO FAR AMTRAK INVESTIGATORS HAVE NOT FILED ANY CHARGES. THERE WERE 152 PASSENGER AND 11 CREW MEMBERS ABOARD THE TRAIN.

Greenville Bank Robbery

GREENVILLE POLICE NAB ANOTHER SUSPECT IN A BANK ROBBERY INVESTIGATION. ASSISTANT POLICE CHIEF ANDREW KAHO SAYS 29-YEAR OLD DEROTHA WALLACE OF GREENVILLE TURNED HERSELF IN TO POLICE LAST NIGHT. WALLACE IS CHARGED WITH ARMED ROBBERY AND CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT ARMED ROBBERY. YESTERDAY POLICE RUSHED TO THE SCENE OF PLANTERS BANK IN DOWNTOWN GREENVILLE. WITNESSES SAY THREE ARMED BLACK MEN WEARING MASKS ENTERED THE BANK DEMANDING MONEY. POLICE ALREADY DETAINED 26-YEAR OLD FREDDIE CLARK AND 19-YEAR OLD WARREN WILLIAMS. THEY WERE BOTH CHARGED WITH ARMED ROBBERY AND CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT ARMED ROBBERY. POLICE ARE STILL ON THE LOOKOUT FOR MICHAEL PARISH OF GREENVILLE. ANYONE WITH INFO IS ASKED TO CONTACT AUTHORITIES.

9/12/13

Bolivar County Man Plea

A Bolivar county  man has pleaded guilty to using a knife during a robbery to steal a U.S. Postal Service money order machine.Albert Holmes, also known as Albert Mims, was charged with two counts related to the assault and robbery at the Winstonville Post Office in December. He pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count in U.S. District Court in Aberdeen. The indictment says the machine is used to fill in the blanks on money orders. Holmes had been held without bond.
 

Leland New Chief

 THE LELAND POLICE DEPARTMENT NAMES A NEW POLICE CHIEF. BILLY BARBER THE NEW CHIEF OF POLICE, HAVING FORMERLY SERVED IN THE CAPACITY OF ASSISTANT CHIEF INVESTIGATOR AT THE WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE. BARBER SPENDING FIFTEEN YEARS WITH THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE. TAKES OVER A LELAND POLICE DEPARTMENT SEEING 7 LAYOFFS ANNOUNCED LAST MONTH, NOW DOWN TO NINETEEN OFFICERS. BARBER BEGINS HIS NEW POSITION MONDAY.

Leflore School Take Over

NO ACTION TAKEN BY THE MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION BOARD.
[WITH ONLY TEN MINUTES TO PRESENT THEIR CASE, LEFLORE COUNTY BOARD ATTORNEY WILLIE PERKINS TELLS ABC SIX, HE ASKED THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO CONSIDER ALLOWING THE DISTRICT TO HAVE A HEARING. PERKINS CRITICIZING HOW A HEARING IS ALLOWED WHEN A DISTRICT IS FACING PROBATION BUT NOT WHEN FACING A STATE TAKEOVER. PERKINS
ALSO TELLING THE BOARD THAT THE RESOLUTION RENDERED BY THE ACCREDITATION COMMISSION TUESDAY MAKES A FINAL URGENCY ABOUT SAFETY AND SECURITY WHEN THERE IS NONE. THE COMMISSIONERS DECLARING THE STATE OF EMERGENCY BECAUSE FOUR OF THE FIVE SCHOOLS IN THE DISTRICT HAVE FAILED TWO YEARS IN A ROW WITH ONE SCHOOL FACING YEAR
THREE. PERKINS JOINED BY DOCTOR VIOLA WILLIAMS MCCASKILL AND DOCTOR ROY HUDSON. BOTH PLEADING FOR MORE TIME IN TURNING AROUND THE STRUGGLING SCHOOL DISTRICT. MCCASKILL IS JUST IN HER FIRST ELECTED YEAR SERVING AS THE SUPERINTENDENT OF THE SCHOOL.
 

Yazoo School Take Over

 NO ACTION TAKEN AS WELL TODAY ON THE STATE TAKEOVER OF THE YAZOO MUNICIPAL SCHOOL DISTRICT. SCHOOL BOARD ATTORNEY BRIGGS HOPSON MAKING A PLEA ON BEHALF OF THE DISTRICT. HOPSON ASKING THE BOARD TO NOT CONSIDER A STATE TAKEOVER DESPITE THE PLIGHT OF THE DISTRICT PARTICULARLY THE HIGH SCHOOL EARNING A FAILING GRADE FOR
THREE STRAIGHT YEARS. DOCTOR PAULA VANDERFORD TELLING THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION OUT OF 171 CURRENT HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS 59 OF THEM --- HAVE NOT PASSED TWO OR MORE OF THE FOUR SUBJECT AREA TESTS REQUIRED FOR  GRADUATION. HOPSON PLEADING BEFORE THE BOARD TO KEEP SUPERINTENDENT DOCTOR ARTHUR CARTLIDGE IN PLACE SO THAT HE CAN CONTINUE IMPLEMENTING HIS PLAN OF ACTION WHICH HAS INCLUDED SEVERAL FIRINGS AT THE HIGH SCHOOL AND NEW HIRES. STATE EDUCATION OFFICIALS TELL ME THE BOARD OF EDUCATION WILL VOTE FRIDAY MORNING AT 8-30 AM. IF THE STATE BOARD AGREES TO DECLARE EMERGENCIES AT THE DISTRICTS AND GOVERNOR. PHIL BRYANT SIGNS OFF ...THE STATE WOULD TAKE OVER THE DISTRICTS REMOVING IT FROM LOCAL CONTROL AND PLACING IT UNDER CONSERVATOR SHIP.

9/13/13

Cleveland Murder Arrest


CLEVELAND SEES IT SECOND HOMICIDE OF THE YEAR. CLEVELAND POLICE HAVE ARRESTED 23 YEAR OLD DARIUS CRAIG FOR THE MURDER OF 30 YEAR OLD LAQUISHA COSEY. COSEY DIED IN THE BOLIVAR COUNTY EMERGENCY ROOM FROM A GUN SHOT WOUND TO THE HEAD EARLY THIS MORNING. AT APPROXIMATELY 3 AM, COSEY WAS IN A CAR WITH CRAIG'S GIRLFRIEND AND ANOTHER YOUNG MAN WHEN CRAIG SHOT INTO THE CAR. A POLICE INVESTIGATION SHOWS THE SHOOTING WAS PART OF A DOMESTIC DISPUTE BETWEEN CRAIG AND HIS GIRLFRIEND.
 

Leflore Take Over

A TAKEOVER IS SET FOR LEFLORE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT.
THE STATE EDUCATION BOARD VOTING TODAY TO ASK GOVERNOR PHIL BRYANT DECLARE A STATE OF EMERGENCY IN LEFLORE. BRYANT COULD ACT AS EARLY AS TODAY. THE STATE WANTS TO REMOVE THE SUPERINTENDENT AND SCHOOL BOARD AND APPOINT A CONSERVATOR TO RUN THEM. THE BOARD VOTING TO HIRE ROBERT STREET-BECK AS CONSERVATOR. LEFLORE COUNTY RECOMMENDED FOR A TAKEOVER BY THE ACCREDITATION COMMISSION FOR A PATTERN OF POOR PERFORMANCE.
 

9/16/13

Leflore Take Over Update

GOVERNOR PHIL BRYANT SIGNS AN EXECUTIVE ORDER FOR THE TAKEOVER OF THE LEFLORE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT. HOWEVER, A HINDS COUNTY JUDGE ISSUES A TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER ON THE STATE TAKEOVER THIS AFTERNOON. SCHOOL BOARD ATTORNEY WILLIE PERKINS TELLING ABC SIX NEWS EXCLUSIVELY HINDS COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE WINSTON KIDD SIGNING THE ORDER THIS AFTERNOON FOLLOWING A COMPLAINT FILED BY THE LEFLORE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT AGAINST THE MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION. THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION VOTING FRIDAY RECOMMENDING THE TAKEOVER OF THE STRUGGLING SCHOOL DISTRICT WHICH HAS FAILED TWO YEARS IN A ROW. ALTHOUGH THE LAW STATES THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION MAY TAKEOVER A SCHOOL DISTRICT THAT HAS FAILED FOR TWO YEARS IN A ROW, ATTORNEY WILLIE PERKINS HAS ARGUED IF A HEARING GIVEN WHEN A SCHOOL IS SET TO GO ON PROBATION THEN THE SAME SHOULD BE GRANTED FOR A STATE TAKEOVER. DESPITE A HEARING SET FOR MONDAY IN HINDS COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT ON THE MATTER, STATE EDUCATION OFFICIALS TELLING ABC SIX NEWS GOVERNOR PHIL BRYANT SIGNING AN EXECUTIVE ORDER THIS AFTERNOON FOR THE TAKEOVER OF THE LEFLORE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT - NO WORD ON WHETHER OR NOT THE TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER WILL HALT THE GOVERNOR'S ACTION OF THE TAKEOVER.
 

Greenville Bank Robber

A FEDERAL JUDGE RULES IN FAVOR OF DETENTION OF AN ALLEGED BANK ROBBER. WILBERT PARISH APPEARING BEFORE MAGISTRATE JUDGE S. ALLAN ALEXANDER IN OXFORD TODAY. FEDERAL PROSECUTORS ACCUSING THE 31-YEAR-OLD OF STEALING MORE THAN 600-THOUSAND DOLLARS FROM THE PLANTERS BANK AND TRUST LAST TUESDAY. THE HOUR LONG DETENTION HEARING HELD IN OXFORD THIS MORNING. ABC SIX NEWS LEARNING PARISH MAYBE TIED TO TWO ARMED ROBBERIES IN KANSAS CITY MISSOURI AND ONE ARMED ROBBERY IN ARIZONA. JUDGE ALEXANDER RULING THERE IS PROBABLE CAUSE TO HOLD PARISH FOR ACTION BY THE GRAND JURY. PARISH HAS BEEN REMANDED TO THE CUSTODY OF THE U-S MARSHAL SERVICE.

Greenville Grant

THE CITY WILL BE RECIEVING SOME FEDERAL DOLLARS FOR SOME MUCH NEEDED IMPROVEMENTS.THE CITY OF GREENVILLE WILL RECEIVE 500-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN NON-URBAN SURFACE TRANSPORTATION FUNDS PROVIDED THROUGH A FEDERAL GRANT FROM THE MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO MILL AND OVERLAY BOWMAN BOULEVARD FROM SOUTH MAIN STREET TO HIGHWAY 1. THE TOTAL ESTIMATED PROJECT COST IS 910-THOUSAND DOLLARS .A PRESS CONFERENCE WITH THE CENTRAL TRANSPORTATION COMMISSIONER DICK HALL, MAYOR OF GREENVILLE JOHN COX, CITY OF GREENVILLE COUNCIL MEMBERS TAKING PLACE AT THE INTERSECTION OF BOWMAN BOULEVARD AND HOLY LANE ON THURSDAY AT 9-15 AM.

9/17/13

Amber Alert Issued !!!

MISSISSIPPI AMBER ALERT HAS BEEN ACTIVATED...An amber alert has been issued for a 6-year-old boy after a murder in Holmes County. It happened in the town of Ebenezer around 9:00 last night. Sheriff Willie March says 43-year-old Milton Adams took his girlfriend,31-year-old Corretta Andrews to Ebenezer Road and shot her to death. Right now, the sheriff says there is an Amber Alert for 6-year-old Sirvonte Adams. He's Adams' and Andrews' son. Sirvonte Adams is a black male, last seen wearing a light blue shirt and khaki pants in Lexington. Heís believed to be in the company of his father, Terrell Milton Adams, black male, 43 years old, 6-3, 240 pounds. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the child or his abductor, call the MHP hotline at 855-642-5378. Thatís 855-642-ALERT. We have a crew on the way to Holmes County to get more answers on this developing story.

9/18/13

Food Stamps

THE HOUSE IS EXPECTED TO CONSIDER A BILL THIS WEEK THAT WOULD CUT FOOD STAMPS BY AROUND $4 BILLION ANNUALLY AND ALLOW STATES TO PUT BROAD NEW WORK REQUIREMENTS IN PLACE FOR RECIPIENTS. THE LEGISLATION WOULD END GOVERNMENT WAIVERS THAT HAVE ALLOWED ABLE-BODIED ADULTS WHO DON'T HAVE DEPENDENTS TO RECEIVE FOOD STAMPS INDEFINITELY.THE VOTE COMES AFTER THE HOUSE DEFEATED A WIDE-RANGING FARM BILL IN JUNE BECAUSE MANY CONSERVATIVES BELIEVED THE CUTS TO THE NEARLY $80 BILLION-A-YEAR FOOD STAMP PROGRAM WEREN'T HIGH ENOUGH. THAT BILL WOULD HAVE MADE AROUND $2 BILLION A YEAR IN CUTS. ONE IN SEVEN AMERICANS USE FOOD STAMPS, NOW CALLED THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM. THE COSTS OF THE PROGRAM HAVE MORE THAN DOUBLED IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS.

Charter Schools

THE NEW MISSISSIPPI CHARTER SCHOOL AUTHORIZATION BOARD WILL HOLD ITS FIRST MEETING THIS THURSDAY IN JACKSON. THE MEETING WILL START AT 10 A.M. IN THE TECHNOLOGY CENTER AT THE INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING FACILITY LOCATED AT 3825 RIDGEWOOD ROAD IN JACKSON. THE MEETING IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. STATUTE STATES THAT, AT ITS FIRST MEETING, THE BOARD IS TO ELECT A CHAIR AND VICE CHAIR AND ORGANIZE FOR BUSINESS. THE BOARD IS MADE UP OF SEVEN APPOINTED PEOPLE INCLUDING MS. KRYSTAL CORMACK OF CLARKSDALE. THE CHARTER AUTHORIZES BOARD IS TASKED WITH DUTIES SUCH AS APPOINTING AN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND GENERAL COUNSEL, SOLICITING AND EVALUATING CHARTER SCHOOL APPLICATIONS, APPROVING OR DECLINING CHARTER SCHOOL APPLICATIONS, NEGOTIATING AND EXECUTING CHARTER SCHOOL CONTRACTS AND EVALUATING AND OVERSEEING PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS
 

Leflore Take Over

STATE EDUCATION ATTORNEYS STUDYING A COURT ORDER TEMPORARILY BLOCKING THE TAKEOVER OF THE LEFLORE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT.
BOARD ATTORNEY WILLIE PERKINS FAXING OVER THE ORDER SIGNED BY HINDS COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE WINSTON KIDD TO THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION MONDAY EVENING. THIS AFTER PERKINS FILING A COMPLAINT ON BEHALF OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT AND SCHOOL BOARD PROTESTING THE STATE TAKEOVER WITHOUT BEING GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY OF A HEARING. EDUCATION OFFICIALS SAY THE SCHOOL DISTRICT HAS FAILED TWO YEARS IN A ROW WITH ONE SCHOOL KNOCKING ON YEAR THREE. THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE SAYING PHIL BRYANT SIGNED THE TAKEOVER DECLARATION BEFORE LUNCH MONDAY, WHILE A HEARING HAS BEEN SCHEDULED FOR NEXT MONDAY IN HINDS COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT.

9/19/13

Winona Airport

WINONA-MONTGOMERY COUNTY AIRPORT RECEIVES A BIG CHECK. THE AIRPORT AWARDED MORE THAN 346-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN GRANT FUNDING, NINETY PERCENT COMING FROM THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION. THE OTHER TEN FROM THE MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION. THE GRANT USED TO INSTALL NEW AIRCRAFT HANGARS AND AN AUTOMATED AVIATION WEATHER OBSERVATION SYSTEM. THE WEATHER EQUIPMENT WILL BE COMPLETELY COMPUTERIZED, GIVING UP TO THE MINUTE WEATHER CONDITIONS AND OTHER INFORMATION VITAL FOR PILOTS TO MONITOR. CONSTRUCTION ON THE AIRPORT'S NEW ADDITIONS ALREADY UNDERWAY.
 

Indianola Wanted Man

A MAN IS WANTED IN CONNECTION WITH A SHOOTING. THE IDENTIFIED TARGET IS ANTHONY STUCKEY. INDIANOLA POLICE SAY STUCKEY FIRING SEVERAL SHOTS AT AN OCCUPIED VEHICLE BACK ON MAY 19TH. THE OCCUPANTS IDENTIFYING STUCKEY AS THE PERSON WHO SHOT AT THEM WHILE HE WAS STANDING ON THE CORNER. POLICE CHARGING STUCKEY WITH AGGRAVATED ASSAULT TIMES THREE. ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ON HIS WHEREABOUTS IS URGED TO CALL INDIANOLA POLICE AT 662-887-1811 OR THE SUNFLOWER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE AT 662-887-2121. REMEMBER THEY ONLY NEED YOUR INFORMATION AT NOT YOUR NAME.

Leland Bust

A TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO A METH BUST .LEE ADAM HOLLINGSWORTH AND ASHLEY BARNETT FACING POSSESSION OF PRECURSORS TO METHAMPHETAMINE, POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE AND POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA WITH INTENT. THE PAIR NABBED BY POLICE DURING A TRAFFIC STOP ON SOUTH BROAD STREET IN FRONT OF THE LELAND MOTEL. NEWLY APPOINTED POLICE CHIEF BILLY BARBER SAYS INVESTIGATORS SEIZING NINE GRAMS OF METH, 22 GRAMS OF MARIJUANA, 33 OXYCODONE PILLS, THREE WEAPONS AS WELL AS PARAPHENALIA AND TOOLS TO MAKE METH. WITH ONLY THREE DAYS ON THE JOB, CHIEF BARBER SAYS HE HOPES TO REDUCE THE CITY'S DRUG PROBLEM.

9/20/13

Bowman Presser

MAJOR GRANT MONEY COMES TO GREENVILLE TODAY FOR RENOVATIONS ON ONE OF THE CITY'S BUSIEST ROADWAYS. MISSISSIPPI CENTRAL TRANSPORTATION COMMISSIONER DICK HALL PRESENTING GREENVILLE MAYOR JOHN COX WITH A 500-THOUSAND DOLLAR CHECK FROM THE MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORATION AWARDED TO RENOVATE BOWMAN BOULEVARD FROM SOUTH MAIN STREET TO HIGHWAY 1. THE PROJECT ESTIMATED TO COST AROUND 910-THOUSAND DOLLARS, WITH THE CITY PROVIDING THE REMAINING FUNDS.
 

Greenwood Movie

MOVIE CAMERAS BACK AGAIN IN THE DELTA. OSCAR NOMINEE JAMES FRANCO BEGINS FILMING WILLIAM FAULKNER'S THE SOUND AND THE FURY, AN ADAPTATION OF THE FAULKNER NOVEL OF THE SAME NAME. THE COMPSON FAMILY FALLS INTO FINANCIAL RUIN, LOSING THEIR RELIGIOUS FAITH AND THE RESPECT OF THE TOWN WITH MANY OF THEM DYING TRAGICALLY. GENTLE FILMS EXPECTED TO BE SHOOTING AROUND THE AREA FOR THE NEXT THREE WEEKS, SAYING THEY ARE HAPPY TO COME BACK TO MISSISSIPPI AND EXPLORE ANOTHER OF FAULKNER'S MOST ACCOMPLISHED WORKS.

300 Oaks Race

THE RACE STILL ON FOR THE 300 OAKS RACE DESPITE THE POSSIBILITY OF RAIN SATURDAY. THAT'S THE WORD FROM RACE OFFICIALS. THIS THE 32ND YEAR FOR THE ANNUAL GREENWOOD RACE. VIKING RANGE CORPORATION ORGANIZES THE EVENT EACH YEAR FEATURING 5 AND 10 K RUNS AND A 5K WALK. SO FAR NEARLY 500 PARTICIPANTS HAVE SIGNING UP. THE RACE ONE OF FEW FEATURING A FAST AND FLAT COURSE. ALL STARTS BRIGHT AND EARLY SATURDAY MORNING. AND FOR MORE INFORMATION ON CALL 662-453-4152 OR LOG ON TO 300-OAKS.COM. AND A-B-C-6 A PROUD SPONSOR OF THE RACE.

9/23/13

Grenada Accident

AN NFL PLAYER'S FATHER KILLED IN A CAR CRASH--- ON THE WAY TO HIS SONS GAME. THE ACCIDENT HAPPENED ON 1-55 ABOUT THREE MILES SOUTH OF GRENADA NEAR THE 203 MILE MARKER. ARIZONA CARDINAL DAN WILLIAMS'S FATHER 61 YEAR OLD THOMAS WILLIAMS WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD ON THE SCENE WHEN HE WAS EJECTED FROM A CHEVY TAHOE. MISSISSIPPI HIGHWAY REPORTS 56 YEAR OLD -KAREN WILLIAMS WAS TRAVELING SOUTH ON 1-55---ATTEMPTING TO PASS ANOTHER VEHICLE--- THE TRUCK VEERED OFF THE ROAD----JUMPING THE GUARD RAIL AND ENDED UP UNDER THE INTERSTATE ON CARROLLTON ROAD. 29-YEAR OLD KRISTINA FLUCKNER AND KAREN WILLIAMS, ---BELIEVED TO BE HIS MOTHER AND SISTER,--- WERE SENT U-M-C IN JACKSON WITH POSSIBLE LIFE THREADING INJURIES. BOTH WERE WEARING A SEATBELT. DAN'S FATHER WAS NOT WEARING ONE AT THE TIME. THE DEFENSIVE TACKLE MISSED TODAY'S GAME AGAINST THE NEW ORLEANS SAINTS. HIS FAMILY RESIDES IN TENNESSEE AND WAS TRAVELING TO LOUISIANA

Greenville Home Invasion

..A HOME INVASION TURNS VIOLENT LEAVING A FAMILY ON EDGE. TONIGHT.....ABC 6 NEWS GOT THE EXCLUSIVE...WHAT YOUR LOOKING AT IS THE WOUNDS OF 51 YEAR OLD TALLIED MCKEE-----HE WAS SHOT IN THE ARM AND HIT SEVERAL TIMES WITH A HAMMER BY AN UNIDENTIFIED MALE ON SOUTHLAND STREET. MCKEE TELLS US JUST BEFORE 11 THURSDAY NIGHT HE HEARD A NOISE IN HIS LIVING ROOM-----MCKEE SAYS HE THOUGHT IT WAS HIS 13 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER---BUT INSTEAD IT WAS A MAN STANDING IN FRONT OF HIS DOORWAY. MCKEE PROCEEDED TO CHASE AFTER THE SUSPECT BUT THEN WAS BLINDSIDED BY ANOTHER MAN FROM BEHIND----THE TWO RUSSLED TO THE GROUND WHERE MCKEE WAS HIT WITH A HAMMER AND SHOT IN THE ARM.... MCKEE'S WIFE 49-YEAR OLD LINDA MCKEE AND 13 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER WERE INSIDE THE HOME AT THE TIME. THE TWO FLED THE SCENE.....POLICE RESPOND QUICKLY TO THE 911 CALL. MCKEE WAS RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL FOR TREATMENT. ASSISTANT CHIEF KAHO REPORTS THE TWO UNKNOWN SUBJECTS REMOVED WINDOW PAIN AND ENTERED THE HOUSE----TAKING AN XBOX GAMING SYSTEM. THIS INCIDENT IS STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION IF YOU HAVE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT GREENVILLE POLICE OR CRIMESTOPPERS. REMEMBER THEY DON'T NEED YOUR NAME.

9/24/13

Greenwood  Man Trial

A GREENWOOD MAN GOES TO TRIAL MONTH FOR IMPERSONATING A FEDERAL OFFICER. PROSECUTORS CHARGING WILLIE MC-CLAIN WITH IMPERSONATING AN EMPLOYEE OF THE US DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO COLLECT DEPOSITS FROM PEOPLE IN A RENTAL HOUSING PROGRAM IN APRIL 2012. MC-CLAIN TRIAL SET FOR OCTOBER 7TH IN OXFORD BUT HIS LAWYER ASKING FOR A DELAY. JUDGE NEAL BIGGERS RESETTING MC-CLAIN'S TRIAL DATE TO NOVEMBER 18TH. IF CONVICTED MCCLAIN FACES UP TO NINE YEARS IN PRISON.


2- Cleveland Men Arrested

LOUISIANA STATE POLICE ARREST TWO CLEVELAND MEN ON DRUG CHARGES.
LOUISIANA STATE POLICE RELEASING THIS PHOTO OF THE MARIJUANA SEIZED BY THEM MONDAY MORNING. STATE POLICE ARRESTING JAMAR HARRIS AND ARSENIO NELSON AFTER A ROUTINE TRAFFIC STOP ON INTERSTATE 20 EASTBOUND WEST OF ARCADIA IN BIENVILLE PARISH. STATE POLICE SAY HARRIS GIVING CONSENT TO SEARCH THE VEHICLE HE WAS DRIVING AFTER
BEING PULLED OVER FOR FOLLOWING TOO CLOSE. DURING A SEARCH OF THE VEHICLE, TROOPERS LOCATING APPROXIMATELY THREE POUNDS OF MARIJUANA AND NINETEEN HUNDRED DOLLARS. TAYLOR WAS PLACED UNDER ARREST AND CHARGED WITH FOLLOWING TOO CLOSE, POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE MARIJUANA AND CONSPIRACY TO DISTRIBUTE MARIJUANA. A PASSENGER IN THE VEHICLE HARRIS WAS DRIVING, ARSENIO NELSON WAS ALSO PLACED UNDER ARREST AND CHARGED WITH POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE MARIJUANA AND CONSPIRACY TO DISTRIBUTE MARIJUANA. BOTH MEN WERE BOOKED
INTO THE BIENVILLE PARISH JAIL.

Walmart Hiring

WALMART ANNOUNCED IT IS UPPING ITS HOLIDAY HIRING. THE WORLD'S LARGEST RETAILER SAID IT IS BRINGING ON 55,000 SEASONAL WORKERS TO HANDLE THE CHRISTMAS RUSH, UP FROM 50,000 LAST YEAR. THAT AVERAGES OUT TO ROUGHLY 13 MORE WORKERS PER STORE WITH 4,000 LOCATIONS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. THE 10 PERCENT BUMP IN SEASONAL HIRING COMES AS WALMART AND RETAILERS ACROSS THE BOARD HAVE BEEN HURTING. SAME-STORE SALES AT WALMART FELL IN THE FIRST HALF OF THE YEAR, AND IT HAS CUT SALES FORECASTS FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR. A COMPANY SPOKESMAN SAID THEY HAD OPENED SEVERAL NEW STORES IN 2013, WHICH IS PART OF THE REASON FOR WHY THE NUMBER IS HIGHER. IN COMPARISON, TARGET SAID THEY WOULD BE HIRING FEWER STAFF MEMBERS FOR THE HOLIDAYS. IT PLANS TO HIRE ABOUT 70,000 WORKERS, DOWN FROM 88,000 A YEAR AGO.

9/25/13

Greenwood Winery

JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS WILL BE THE OPENING OF A NEW WINERY IN GREENWOOD. WINERY AT WILLIAMS LANDING WILL OPEN UP BETWEEN THE MIDDLE AND END OF NOVEMBER. THE NEW DOWNTOWN GREENWOOD BUSINESS WILL BE LOCATED INSIDE THE OLD FIRE STATION ON HOWARD STREET. PROMINENT GREENWOOD ATTORNEY LONNIE BAILEY OWNS THE NEW BUSINESS. WINERY AT WILLIAMS LANDING WILL BECOME THE SECOND NATIVE WINERY IN MISSISSIPPI. MAJORITY OF THE GRAPES FOR THE WINE WILL BE GROWN IN CARROLL COUNTY AND OTHER PARTS OF THE STATE.
 

Grenada Crappie Masters

SOME OF THE NATION'S BEST FISHERMEN WILL GATHER IN GRENADA THIS WEEK. IT'S THE 2013 NATIONAL CRAPPIE MASTERS ALL AMERICAN FISHING TOURNAMENT, A NEARLY WEEK LONG EVENT IN GRENADA INCLUDING BANQUETS, FISH OFFS AND VENDOR SHOWCASES. IT ALL GETS UNDER WAY STARTING TOMORROW AND WRAPS UP SUNDAY. AND WE WILL HAVE MORE ON THE TOURNAMENT THROUGHOUT THE WEEK.
 

Former Firemen Dies

A FORMER GREENVILLE FIREFIGHTER LOSES HIS LIFE IN A CAR CRASH.
27 YEAR OLD TAMARCUS PARKS KILLED IN A CRASH AROUND 4 PM MONDAY MORNING. GREENVILLE ASSISTANT POLICE CHIEF ANDREW KAHO SAYS IT APPEARS PARKS LOSING CONTROL OF A GOLD CADILLAC, LEAVING THE ROAD AND STRIKING A BUILDING ON RAILROAD AND 8TH STREETS. THE POLICE INVESTIGATION INTO THE ACCIDENT IS STILL ONGOING.

9/26/13

Bolivar School Bus Accident

STATE POLICE INVESTIGATE AN ACCIDENT INVOLVING A SCHOOL BUS
TROOPER FIRST CLASS TONY DUNN SHARING THESE PHOTOS OF WEDNESDAY'S ACCIDENT ON HIGHWAY 61 IN CLARKSDALE. DUNN SAYS KELAIAH TYLER COLLIDING HER CADILLAC CTS WITH THE REAR BUMPER OF A SCHOOL BUS DRIVEN AS SHE WAS ATTEMPTING TO CROSS THE HIGHWAY FROM NEW AFRICA ROAD. THE SCHOOL BUS DRIVER FREDDIE GREEN AND EIGHT STUDENTS FROM THE NORTH BOLIVAR SCHOOL DISTRICT WERE NOT INJURED. HOWEVER, KELAIAH TYLER AND HER PASSENGER JASMINE CLEARK WERE TREATED AT NORTHWEST MISSISSIPPI MEDICAL CENTER FOR MODERATE INJURIES.
THE ACCIDENT REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION.
 

Stun Gun Case

A FEDERAL APPEALS COURT PANEL DENIES A CLEVELAND FAMILY'S REINSTATE THEIR MULTIMILLION DOLLAR WRONGFUL DEATH LAWSUIT AGAINST THE CITY OF CLEVELAND AND TWO POLICE OFFICERS. THE LAWSUIT WAS FILED BY THE FAMILY OF JERMAINE WILLIAMS, WHO DIED IN 2010 AFTER BEING JOLTED TWICE BY POLICE STUN GUNS. THE FAMILY SOUGHT $25 MILLION IN DAMAGES. U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE SHARION AYCOCK IN NORTH MISSISSIPPI DISMISSED THE LAWSUIT IN 2012, RULING THAT THE OFFICERS' CONDUCT DID NOT RISE TO THE LEVEL OF RECKLESS DISREGARD. A THREE-JUDGE PANEL OF THE 5TH U.S. CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS ON WEDNESDAY UPHELD AYCOCK'S RULING. THE PANEL SAID WILLIAMS' FAMILY FAILED TO SHOW HOW THE CITY OF CLEVELAND'S TRAINING PROGRAM FOR OFFICERS ON THE USE STUN GUNS WAS DEFECTIVE.
 

9/27/13

Leflore County School Update

A HINDS COUNTY JUDGE HAS NOT HANDED DOWN HIS RULING YET ON THE LEFLORE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT. JUDGE WINSTON KIDD EXTENDING HIS TEMPORARY INJUNCTION UNTIL TODAY ON STATE TAKEOVER OF THE LEFLORE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT. KIDD BLOCKING THE LEFLORE TAKEOVER MONDAY, THE SAME DAY GOVERNOR PHIL BRYANT DECLARED AN EMERGENCY ALLOWING THE MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO STEP IN. THE SCHOOL DISTRICT ARGUING IT IS OWED FORMAL LEGAL APPEALS WHERE THEY COULD PUT ON EVIDENCE AND QUESTION WITNESSES BEFORE THE STATE MAY ACT. STATE EDUCATION OFFICIALS SAY THE LEFLORE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT HAS FAILED TWO YEARS IN A ROW.

Bullying Outreach

 LAW ENFORCEMENT HELP BOLSTER ANTI-BULLYING EFFORT. SHERIFF CHARLES JONES VISITING COAHOMA COUNTY SCHOOLS THIS WEEK TO DISCUSS HOW TO RECOGNIZE, DEAL WITH AND PREVENT BULLYING. BULLYING CAN BE VERBAL, PHYSICAL OR VIA THE INTERNET. IT CAN SEVERELY AFFECT THE VICTIM'S SELF IMAGE, SOCIAL INTERACTIONS, AND SCHOOL PERFORMANCE. SCHOOL DROPOUT RATES AND ABSENCES AMONG VICTIMS OF BULLYING ARE MUCH HIGHER THAN AMONG OTHER STUDENTS. STUDIES HAVE SHOWN THAT CHILDREN WHO HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED AS A BULLY BY AGE EIGHT ARE SIX TIMES MORE LIKELY TO HAVE A CRIMINAL CONVICTION BY AGE 24. SHERIFF CHARLES JONES WORKING TO REMIND KIDS HOW CRUCIAL IT IS TO BE KIND. JONES SAYS THE WAY YOU TREAT PEOPLE SPEAKS VOLUMES ABOUT WHO YOU ARE AS A PERSON. THE SHERIFF BELIEVES IF MORE MENTORS STAND UP TO REMIND KIDS ABOUT THE IMPACTS OF BULLYING IT WILL LAUNCH A REFRESHING WAVE OF CHANGE. AND BY THE WAY, OCTOBER IS BULLYING PREVENTION AND AWARENESS MONTH.

9/30/13

Carroll Deputies

Two Carroll County deputies charged in a 2011 shooting in Holmes County are scheduled to go on trial Monday. A Holmes County grand jury indicted deputies John Beck and Curtis Bela Alford in 2012 in connection with events on March 9, 2011, when they allegedly opened fire on a 1999 Honda driven by Odessa Williams of Lexington. They also are accused of holding another man, Albert Coffee, without cause in a patrol car for three hours. Beck and Alford each face one count of aggravated assault, one count of shooting into a vehicle, one count of obstruction of justice, one count of conspiracy and one count of kidnapping. The deputies have said they acted in self-defense. The men are free on $10,000 bond each.
 

Personal Income

Personal income growth in Mississippi trailed the nation in the second quarter, dragged down by a drop in farm income and slow growth in the service sector. The economic measure expanded 0.5 percent, the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis said Monday, ranking 44th among states. Personal income in the United States as a whole grew 1 percent from April to June.
Farm income, which can be among the most volatile parts of the measure, fell more in Mississippi than nationwide. A decrease in government transfer payments also hurt the state's performance
Personal income is all of income received from every source, including wages, business owner profits, interest, dividends, rent and government transfers. It's not the same as a measure of the overall economy, but can be a rough proxy.