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Alcorn program works to assist farmers through soil conservation initiative

Soil conservation is an essential component of preserving cropping systems. It consists of a combination of practices used to protect the soil from degradation and ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

Judge issues gag order in hearing involving woman convicted of killing toddler

PORT GIBSON — A woman convicted and sentenced to life in prison for the killing of her 14-month-old stepdaughter is seeking a new trial. Attorneys ... Read more

1 week ago by Tim Reeves.

Woman serving life in prison for the murder of a toddler seeks new trial

Update: Judge Tomeka Harris has set a gag order in this case preventing any public discussion of today’s hearing or the case moving forward.   ... Read more

1 week ago by Tim Reeves.

Alcorn’s drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination site initiative draws exceptional turnout 

LORMAN — Alcorn State University is doing its part in slowing down the spread of COVID-19 by providing a vaccination site for citizens in surrounding ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Claiborne County schools are not moving all students to virtual learning

Early Wednesday, officials with the Claiborne County School District announced a scheduling change ahead of statewide assessment testing. But due to some miscommunication and misreporting, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Tim Reeves.

Shooting suspect captured, receives $250,000 bond

PORT GIBSON — Investigators with the Claiborne County Sheriff’s Department have arrested one person in connection to a shooting last Thursday. Just before midnight on ... Read more

1 month ago by Tim Reeves.

Alcorn State, Claiborne County work together to establish vaccination site

LORMAN — In an effort to dramatically increase coronavirus vaccinations in one of the hardest-hit counties in Mississippi, Alcorn State University announced a new partnership ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

Alcorn receives grant to continue tobacco-free campus policies

LORMAN — Alcorn State University is continuing its push to make the University a tobacco-free campus. Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation awarded ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

Fourth suspect tied to Claiborne County murders arrested

PATTISON — Four men are being held in the Claiborne County Jail without bond and authorities have issued a warrant for a fourth in connection ... Read more

1 month ago by John Surratt.

Three held without bond in Claiborne County shooting, fourth man sought

PATTISON — Three men are being held in the Claiborne County Jail without bond and authorities have issued a warrant for a fourth in connection ... Read more

1 month ago by John Surratt.

Two dead, five injured in Claiborne County bar fight

A fight between two rival rap groups Saturday night at a Pattison bar resulted in the shooting death of two Claiborne County residents and injuries ... Read more

2 months ago by John Surratt.

Entergy’s Grand Gulf invests in developing first-line leaders

PORT GIBSON – Fifteen Grand Gulf Nuclear Station team members completed the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations First-Line Leadership Essentials Seminar in December. The five-day ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Alcorn State announces it will opt out of spring football season

LORMAN — Alcorn State University announced Tuesday it will opt out of the 2021 spring football season due to concerns related to the ongoing COVID-19 ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Stepmother sentenced to life in prison for killing toddler

PORT GIBSON — A Mississippi woman was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole after being convicted of capital murder in the ... Read more

2 months ago by Tim Reeves.

Woman convicted in killing Claiborne County toddler

PORT GIBSON — A Mississippi woman was found guilty of murdering her 14-month-old stepdaughter Friday in a Claiborne County court. T’Kia Bevily, 27, was found ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Late-night accident kills two in Claiborne County

Two people were killed late Tuesday in a one-vehicle accident on U.S. 61 in Claiborne County. According to the Mississippi Department of Public Safety, the ... Read more

3 months ago by Tim Reeves.

Suspect in shooting captured on Facebook Live captured

A Claiborne County man is facing felony charges after his capture following a Tuesday shooting that was reportedly broadcast on Facebook Live. According to the ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Reports.

Grand Gulf values community partnerships, spreads holiday cheer

PORT GIBSON — From hosting food drives to providing gifts for families in need, Grand Gulf Nuclear Station team members gathered to spread the spirit ... Read more

4 months ago by Staff Reports.

Hundreds of Angels will have a brighter Christmas thanks to donations

Christmas for a lot of children and senior citizens will be brighter following the Vicksburg Salvation Army’s Vicksburg Angel Tree Distribution Friday at the former ... Read more

4 months ago by Staff Reports.

‘Richest woman in the world’ gifts Alcorn State $25 million

LORMAN — Alcorn State University announced earlier this week it had received a monetary gift “more than double the size” of the school’s current endowment.  ... Read more

4 months ago by Tim Reeves.

Sykes credits Alcorn experience in making law enforcement history

PORT GIBSON — An Alcorn State alum has made history in Claiborne County.  Christy Sykes, who earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and a ... Read more

4 months ago by Staff Reports.

Commencement ceremonies at Alcorn State honor the school’s 2020 graduates

LORMAN — Alcorn State celebrated its spring and fall 2020 graduating classes with two outdoor commencement ceremonies Saturday at Jack Spinks Stadium-Marino Casem Field. Following ... Read more

5 months ago by Staff Reports.

Alcorn State sees a drop in student enrollment compared to last year

JACKSON (AP) — Enrollment in Mississippi’s public universities has stayed fairly even in the past year despite the coronavirus pandemic, according to figures released Monday ... Read more

5 months ago by The Associated Press.

Alcorn State University announces commencement ceremonies 

LORMAN — Alcorn announced Monday it will hold in-person commencement ceremonies for the fall class of 2020 and spring class of 2020 Saturday, Nov. 21, ... Read more

6 months ago by Staff Reports.

Claiborne County Sheriff’s Department recognizes Investigator Phillips

Investigator Carlton Phillips, with the Claiborne County Sheriff’s Department, recently received the “Deputy of the Quarter Award” for the first quarter of 2020. This award ... Read more

6 months ago by Staff Reports.

Reeves places additional COVID-19 restrictions on nine counties including Claiborne

JACKSON — Gov. Tate Reeves announced Monday additional measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the state, including placing more targeted restrictions on nine ... Read more

6 months ago by Tim Reeves.

Claiborne and Warren counties stand ready for Delta’s arrival

Area emergency management officials are continuing their preparations in advance of Hurricane Delta’s arrival on the Louisiana Gulf coast Friday. Delta is expected to make ... Read more

6 months ago by John Surratt.

School honors Burrell’s memory with creation of Heidi’s Hideout

In memory and honor of former United Way of West Central Mississippi staffer Heidi Burrell, a new reading center has been created at the A.W. ... Read more

6 months ago by Staff Reports.

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