Tommy Irvine Sr. (left) shakes Chancery Clerk Quint Carver’s hand after being sworn in as Yazoo County Tax Collector while his wife Nekather Irvine holds the Bible and his sister Mae Gower looks on.
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Brown admitted to buying phone used to lure Saxton to scene of the crime, said it was stolen from himBy JAMIE PATTERSON,
Before the Ricky Saxton murder trial stopped this week, testimony focused on the cell phone used to lure Saxton to the scene where he was later murdered.
A rash of trailer and four-wheeler thefts have hit Yazoo County over the last month.
Terry Gann, chief investigator with the Yazoo County Sheriff’s Department, said there have been seven reports over the last four months.
Angela Dawn Riley Nunnally, 70 of Midlothian (Richmond) Virginia, passed away on Friday, November 23, 2018 after a two year battle with Glioblastoma.
Mrs. Nunnally was born in Vicksburg and raised in Yazoo City. She was the daughter of Clell and Pearl Riley.
Doris June Crabtree, 77, of Yazoo City passed away at her home on Wednesday, December 12, 2018.
Visitation is Friday, Dec. 14 from 5-7 p.m. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home.
“Matters have come to this court’s attention that make it impossible to continue this trial,” Judge James Chaney said Wednesday afternoon before declaring a mistrial in the Ricky Saxton murder case.
The Ricky Saxton murder trial began Monday afternoon in a Warren County court with the questioning of five state witnesses.
The trial against suspect Johnny Mack Brown will continue through the week with a Warren County jury.
Yazoo County is applying for emergency bridge and road repair funds from the Mississippi Department of Transportation for four bridges.
The bridges include Pritchard Avenue in Bentonia, Anding Oil City Road bridge, Gordon Road and Powell Road.
Warren B. Pierce, 73, died December 2, 2018 at North Mississippi Medical Center.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, Dec.13, 2018 from 1-2 p.m. at Bethany Primitive (Shiloh) Baptist Church. The church is located at 10199 Eden- Midway Road in Benton.
Jimmy Cresswell, 81, of Bentonia passed away on Friday, December 7, 2018 at The Holmes County Long Term Care Facility in Durant.