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An Itta Bena man has been charged with capital murder and other offenses in the slayings of two Itta Bena residents last month.

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A Greenwood man who has been hospitalized after being beaten with a baseball bat over the weekend has been declared brain-dead, according to a family member.

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The Leflore County Sheriff’s Department has charged a Sunflower County resident with rape and kidnapping.

Imogene Love Woods, 83, of Ocean Springs, formerly of Kilmichael, died Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Friendship Cemetery in Kilmichael. The Rev. Eddie Carpenter will officiate.

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The Leflore County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the shooting deaths of two people whose bodies were found Monday in Itta Bena.  

JACKSON — The former president of Jackson State University and the school’s former art galleries director pleaded not guilty to charges related to a prostitution sting.

The Carroll County Sheriff’s Department has charged three Holmes County residents in connection with the armed robbery of a Shell gas station in Vaiden as well as a customer late last month.

The following cases were disposed of in the Feb. 19, 2020, session of the Greenwood Municipal Court:

WASHINGTON — Sixty-five years after 14-year-old Emmett Till was lynched in Mississippi, the House has approved legislation designating lynching as a hate crime under federal law.

Two early morning break-ins Wednesday at Subway and The Salvation Army’s retail store, both along Mississippi 7, are believed to have been carried out by the same person, according to Greenwood police.

U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson is asking the Justice Department to investigate settlements made with two former St. Francis of Assisi Elementary School students who say they were sexually abused by the school’s clergy.

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Former Leflore County District 4 Supervisor Wayne Self has lost his lawsuit challenging the results from the November election in which he was defeated by Eric Mitchell.

A state judge hearing the lawsuit challenging former Leflore County Supervisor Wayne Self’s narrow defeat in the Nov. 5 general election has indicated that he anticipates throwing out at least 39 absentee ballots.

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JACKSON — Trial dates have been set for the founder of Greenwood’s North New Summit School and some of the other people charged with misusing money that was intended to help needy people in the nation’s poorest state.

The following cases were disposed of in the Feb. 12, 2020, session of the Greenwood Municipal Court:

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There’s no indication that the death of 34-year-old Greenwood resident Lamarcus Hemphill, whose body was discovered by family members in a field off U.S. 82 East earlier this month, was the result of a homicide, according to authorities.

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An Alcorn State University student who graduated from Leflore County High School in 2016 was shot and killed at an off-campus event Monday night.

Two and a half months into the job, Greenwood Police Chief Jody Bradley says he’s making progress in getting the department fully staffed and in strengthening the department’s connection with the people it serves and protects.