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.

Jail Docket 08/01/19

Jail Docket

• Terry L. Smith, 48, arrested by CCSD for possession of meth

• Westley O. Moore, 38, arrested by CCSD for possession of meth, expired tag, no insurance, no driver’s license, hold for MDOC, expired trailer tag, no seat belt.

Arrest records

Arrest records


• Jonathan Mena, 29, wm, arrested by CCSO for expired tag

• Wesley Shawn Thrash, 35, wm, arrested by SPD for possession of paraphernalia, possession of marijuana

• Dennis C. Gates, 34, bm, arrested by CCSO on a warrant