Today's Top Stories

I’m fine, how are you? – our standard answer when someone asks how you are. But are you?
“Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact on the lives of their students” (Soloman Ortiz).
Nearly three quarters of schools and 70% of districts will be rated C or higher when the Mississippi State Board of Education (SBE) officially approves accountability grades Thursday for the 2018-
Verbie Darnell Watkins, Jr. was sentenced to 25 years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections last week for the murder of Donna Cooper five years ago.
Chris Smith was arrested in Lauderdale County on Wednesday, September 11, after a standoff with law enforcement.

Arrest records

• Adarius Bounds, 25, bm, arrested by MHP for stolen vehicle

• Michael Toney Sumrall, 25, bm, arrested by CCSO for suspended driver’s license, no insurance

• James Lee Henttey, 24, wm, arrested by CCSO for burglary of a dwelling