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Arrest made involving two recent break ins

Holmes County Sheriff Willie March reports that Robert "Pig" Walton of the Balance Due community south of Lexington was arrested on Wednesday, July 23 and charged with breaking and entering in connection with the burglary at St....subscribers»

Wards Jewelry Store robbed

Wards Jewelry Store located at 417 Northwest Depot St., Durant was robbed July 17 around 2:30 p.m. The suspect is described as a black male, 5'9"-5'11" tall with braids. Suspect was wearing dark colored shorts and light colored t-shirt....subscribers»

Durant, Excel by 5 to host National Night Out on Aug. 5

The City of Durant and Durant Excel by 5 Coalition will host jointly the August 5 National Night Out Celebration with a special Back-to-School Party for Durant youngsters. Mayor Tasha Davis and the Durant City Board invite students and families to join in the festivities....subscribers»

Lexington area children graduated from Lexington Safety Camp

Children from the Lexington area have been learning about fire and police safety over the past two weeks. On Wednesday, July 16, a program was presented by the Mississippi Burn Camp Foundation and a Reject All Tobacco lecture was presented by Rochelle Culp of the Mississippi Tobacco Free Coalition....subscribers»


MT. CALVARY Mt. Calvary M.B. Church, Durant will hold its annual revival services Tuesday through Thursday, August 5-7 at 7:15 nightly. The guest speaker will be Rev. Burkley Thompson, pastor of Macedonia M....subscribers»
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1937: The Buchenwald concentration camp in Germany becomes operational.The Nuremberg Trial brought high-ranking Nazis to justice.