For a third straight year, The Yazoo Herald has earned a Bill Minor Award.
The Mississippi Department of Education announced that it will be taking over the Yazoo City Municipal School District during its board meeting Thursday morning.
And the Yazoo City Municipal School Board will be disbanded by June.
Over 5,000 signatures were provided to lawmakers last week in support of the Yazoo backwater pump station that was halted in 2008.
Two separate traffic stops last week led deputies on chases that resulted in two drug arrests.
In the first incident, Demarion Moorehead, 24, was charged with possession of marijuana, felony fleeing and switched tag.
A truck driver was arrested this week after allegedly smoking crystal meth prior to his delivery to a local business.
Christopher Grammer, 40, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, driving under the influence and possession of paraphernalia.
A Yazoo mother was arrested this week and charged with child abuse after deputies responded to a local hospital following concerns by health workers.
Shanela Cain, 25, was charged with two counts of felony child abuse.
The warden and an employee with the Yazoo County Correctional Facility said the complex is a sitting duck with not enough radios, security or even handcuffs. And with low manpower, both said the facility and its employees are in danger.
A correctional officer resigned from his post after being charged with bringing contraband into the local correctional facility.
Willie Harrison was charged with smuggling contraband into a correctional facility.