Wednesday Apr 16
Alvie Dow "Bunt" Griggs Jr., 85, died Sunday, April 13, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center Hospice in Tupelo.
Lawsuit against Monroe County claims police brutality
Plaintiff Joshua Brook Page, of Aberdeen, alleges that unnamed Monroe County Sheriff's Office deputies tackled him to the ground, placed him in handcuffs and proceeded to mercilessly beat him while calling him an obscenity, according to the complaint.
Two escaped inmates back in jail
The inmates escaped from the Monroe County Detention Center on Sunday night at approximately 10:33.
The Jackson Sun
Corinth man sentenced in drug case
<![CDATA[ABERDEEN, Miss. (AP) -- The 10th and final defendant in a north Mississippi drug trafficking operation has been sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison. Kenneth Scales of Corinth was sentenced last week by U.S. District Court Judge Sharion Aycock in Aberdeen. Scales pleaded guilty earlier to conspiracy to distribute drugs, according to court records. Three years of probation will follow the sentence. The Daily Corinthian reports (http://bit.ly/1qWCZbM ) Scales will report to prison June 2. Scales was among the group indicted in November 2012 on charges of distributing marijuana and cocaine in the region between October 2011 and May 2012. Prosecutors say the group arranged the purchase and shipment of drugs into the region, stored them at stash houses and transported them to local buyers.
Wall Street Journal
Court Seeks More Details on Desegregation Effort
One of the nation's longest-running school-desegregation disputes is heading back to trial court after a federal appeals panel last week rejected a plan to end blacks-only education in Cleveland, Miss., that the Justice Department contends is inadequate.
Threat of heavy storms, tornadoes in Mississippi
ABERDEEN -- Authorities in Mississippi were on alert for thunderstorms and the threat of tornadoes as storms moved across Midwestern and Southern states.
Former choir director sues Tupelo school system
The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports Calvin Ellis sued the school district for breach of contract, interference with his contract, violation of his constitutional right to due process and violation of his right to equal protection.
350 hand-picked items from four prominent estates will be sold April...
This gorgeous three quarter tester plantation bed by Mitchell & Rammelsberg will be sold at auction April 5 by Stevens Auction Co., in Aberdeen, Miss.
The Charlotte Observer
NC man sentenced for role in tobacco scheme
ABERDEEN, Miss. A North Carolina man has been sentenced to 40 months in prison and $5.1 million in restitution payments for his involvement in a multi-state scheme to avoid taxes and fees on tobacco sales.
Four weekend arrests made in separate cases
Arrested Friday were Phil O'Neal Barker, 47, of Aberdeen, and Quinton Alex Johnson, 29, of Prairie.