Murder Still Under Investigation
The Bolivar County Sheriff's Department is still investigating a brutal murder that took place yesterday near Duncan in Northern Bolivar County.The victim has been identified as 32-year-old Quenton Deon McKay of Tunica County. According to Sheriff Kelvin Williams Sr., McKay was shot three times in the chest and twice in the head. Three suspects are currently in custody but haven't been charged yet. There is a warrant out for the arrest of Kevin Taylor for his alleged involvement in the murder. Taylor is a 35-year-old black male from Clarksdale standing six feet tall and weighing 165 pounds. Williams said his department is currently working in conjunction with officials in Tunica County and Coahoma County. The Mississippi Bureau of Investigations, the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, and the U.S. Marshals are also involved. McKay's body was found at approximately 6:20 a.m. on Tuesday by a farmer.
National Signing Day Big Success For Bolivar County Students
Today was National Signing Day, and Bolivar County was well represented. Twenty-two high school seniors signed on to play football at the next level today. Broad Street High School will have their signing day tomorrow. Stay tuned for Sunday's edition of The Cleveland Current for more signing day news.
CLEVELAND HIGH SCHOOL
Front row: Darrell Latham, MDCC; Tyler Slaughter, MDCC; Eddie McCadney, MDCC; Raymond Gee, Jr, Northeast Community College; Zach Pinkerton, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College; Donnell Hixon, MDCC
Back row: Coach Kelly Causey, Bobbie Slaughter (Slaughter's mother), Mae McCadney (McCadney's mother and Latham's grandmother) Teneisha Wesley (Gee's mother), Lisa and Doug Pinkerton (Zach's parents) Teresa Brown (Hixon's mother).
EAST SIDE HIGH SCHOOL
Sitting: Sharone Oliver (aunt), LaChristopher Lee (Hinds Community College) and Shirley Thomas (mother)
Standing: Former East Side head coach Tavares Johnson, Sr., Coach Cotton
SHAW HIGH SCHOOL
Front Row: Corderius Shephard (East Mississippi Community College), Devonta Allen (Mississippi Delta Community College) and Derrell Lewis (Mississippi Delta Community College)
Back Row: Coach Finley, Dorothy Shephard, Coach Allen, Yvoyne Sims, Coach Smith and Coach Robinson
NORTH SUNFLOWER ACADEMY
North Sunflower Academy's Thomas Glass signed Mississippi Delta Community College. Front row, left to right: Carolyn Glass (Glass' mother), Thomas Glass, Anthony Glass (Glass' father).
Back row: Coach Thompson.
RAY BROOKS HIGH SCHOOL
Front Row: Stephanie Moore (mother), Martavis Moore, Vera Wright (principal), Joseph Ireland, Verlene Ireland Rayford (mother).
Back Row: Head Coach Goins and Coach Lenard.
Moore and Ireland are both signing with Mississippi Delta Community College.
WEST BOLIVAR HIGH SCHOOL
Front row, left to right: Justin Lloyd, Terrance Williams and Jacorey Lee all signed with Jones Community College.
Back row: Sylvia Lloyd (Lloyd's mother), Coach Henry Johnson, Allen Hopson, Jr. (Williams' father), and Sheila Lee (Lee's mother).
Front row: Rachel Haynes (mother) and Demmarion Haynes.
Back row: Coach Henry Johnson. Haynes signed with Northeast Mississippi Community College.
JOHN F. KENNEDY HIGH SCHOOL
Front row: Lloyd Robinson, Mississippi Delta Community College; Samodrian Melton, Mississippi Delta Community College; Dontrez Jordan, Coahoma Community College; Dezmond Bedford, Coahoma Community College; Shawn Henry, Coahoma Community College.
Back row: Mr. Mitchell Williams, Mrs. Melton (Melton's mother), Donald and Pat Jordan (Jordan's parents), Linda and Myron Bedford (Bedford's parents), Michael and Mary Henry Graham (Henry's parents), and Reverend James.