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

Justice Court Records


• Michael Chase Taylor, Collinsville, DUI first offense, fined $485.50; no liability insurance, fined $609.50; possession of marijuana, dismissed; possession of beer, fined $175.75

Legislative Review

By William Shirley

Week of January 30, 2017

Committee meetings to discuss House bills wrapped up on Tuesday, and the House convened as a whole Wednesday through Friday to discuss the legislation that made it to the calendar.

Arrest records

Christopher Pugh, 37, wm, arrested by CCSO for possession of paraphernalia, possession of marijuana

Robinque Steele, 24, bf, arrested by CCSO for sale of controlled substance

Charlie Sterling, 57, bm, arrested by QPD for possession of alcohol, DUI first

Arrest records

• Chrystal Ann Grayson, 34, wf, arrested by QPD for disturbing the peace

• Alexander Powe, 39, bm, arrested by CCSO for vagrancy

• Darcy White, 66, wm, arrested by CCSO for arson

• Brittney D. Harper, 22, bf, arrested by CCSO on a capias