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Man accused of assaulting Pike County deputies

PIKE COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV)- A man was arrested for allegedly assaulting two deputies during an traffic stop in Pike County on Tuesday, September 26. Officials with the Pike County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) said a deputy was conducting a traffic stop on South Lucust Street when driver Eric Damone Conerly refused to show his license. Conerly […]
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Family of Mia Tujillo speaks out after sentencing of drunk driver

MARION COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) - An overwhelming amount of joy, still overshadowed by an unbearable loss. Tabitha Taylor is still coping with the loss of her 14-year-old daughter, Mia Trujillo. “We just try to live like she would want us to live,” Taylor said. Family members say they want...

Red flag warning issued for state as high winds, low humidity increases fire threat

Miss. — The National Weather Service has upgraded the entire state of Mississippi to a significant fire threat and red flag warning until 8 p.m. Wednesday. The alerts come as a cold front Sunday brought dry air into the state. While Hurricane Ian is significantly impacting the state of Florida, Ian has brought an additional shot of cooler and much drier air into the Mississippi region. Because of gusty winds up to 30 mph, very low humidity and dry grounds, the red flag warning was issued.

Mississippi man sentenced after pleading guilty to driving under influence when he struck four wheeler, killing 14-year-old girl

A Mississippi man was sentenced to prison after he pleaded guilty to driving under the influence when he struck four-wheeler on roadway, killing 14-year-old girl. Fifteenth Circuit Court District Attorney Hal Kittrell announced on Friday that Jeremy Lavell Stringer, 36, of Foxworth, Mississippi was sentenced to 25 years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections with 20 years to serve and 5 years post-release supervision by Circuit Court Judge Prentiss Harrell after Stringer pleaded guilty to Aggravated DUI Causing Death, a violent felony.

Lincoln County Votes Back Into Medical Marijuana Act

Lincoln County has opted back into the Mississippi Medical Cannabis Act by 184 votes in a special election in which only 2,593 of 21,140 eligible voters cast ballots. The vote reverses the decision of the County’s Board of Supervisors which opted out of the Act, preventing the cultivation, processing, sale and/or distribution of medical cannabis within the county except the municipality of Brookhaven, where the city’s Alderman did not take any action and thus opted into the Act.

Man dies in two-vehicle crash in Copiah County

COPIAH COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – The Mississippi Highway Patrol (MHP) is investigating a crash that killed a 75-year-old man. The two-vehicle crash happened on Highway 28 in Copiah County on Sunday, September 25. According to MHP, a 2001 Dodge Durango, driven by 75-year-old John H. Rankin, of Pattison, was traveling eastbound on the highway when […]

Wesson officials hone work skills

Wesson Assistant Police Chief Tim Stevens has returned to WPD from learning to manage National Crime Information Center (NCIC) data, while Town Clerk Angela Hester packs up for the fall Master Municipal Clerk Academy (MMCA). Stevens comes back to the Wesson Police Department (WPD) following classes August 15-19 that certify...

Boil water notice issued for Mt. Gilead Improve customers

COLUMBIA, Miss. (WDAM) - The Mt. Gilead Improve Water Association has issued a boil water notice for their customers in Columbia. According to association operator James Allen Anderson, the boil water notice is in effect due to a water leak. The association says around 125 homes will be affected by...

Prentiss has new police chief

Prentiss has a new police chief, but he is a familiar face. Richard Browning was sworn in last week by Prentiss Mayor Charley Dumas as the new chief. Browning replaces Joe Bullock who resigned after serving as chief for over seven years. Browning started out with the Prentiss Police Department...
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15th District Attorney announces guilty plea in Foxworth DUI death

Columbia, Mississippi: Fifteenth Circuit Court District Attorney Hal Kittrell announces on Friday 23, 2022, Jeremy Lavell Stringer, 36, of Foxworth, Mississippi was sentenced to 25 years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections with 20 years to serve and 5 years post-release supervision by Circuit Court Judge Prentiss Harrell after Stringer pleaded guilty to Aggravated DUI Causing Death, a violent felony.

Columbia Academy takes team titles at Maury County Championships

Columbia Academy’s boys and girls swept the Maury County Championships high school team titles Tuesday at Ring Farm, with Bulldog sophomore Josh Lofton and Columbia Central junior Lillian Quinn taking top individual honors. “I’m super proud of our boys, and even more so of our girls,” CA coach Brady...

Local artists craft special ornaments

Wesson is participating in an initiative by Mississippi First Lady Elee Reeves to adorn the Governor’s mansion during the Christmas with ornaments crafted by local artists that highlight aspects of the state’s history. Town Clerk Angela Hester is recruiting Wesson area artists to contribute to “Christmas at the...

Board has short agenda for second meeting of the month

The Jefferson Davis County Board of Supervisors met Monday for the second meeting in September in the board room in Prentiss. Corky Holliman opened with prayer before the minutes were approved. JDC Veterans Officer Joe Bridges informed the board of the plans for the first annual Veterans Day Parade and...

Some Mississippi communities still working on pushback to medical marijuana opt outs

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - We’re looking at the status of local efforts to opt back in on medical marijuana after some leaders chose to block the businesses. The law spells out the timelines for opting in or out of medical marijuana. Cities and counties had 90 days to opt-out. They can opt back in at any time. But the people who live there have another way to have their voices heard.

2022 Copiah-Lincoln CC Homecoming Court

Please note that this post contains affiliate links and any sales made through such links will reward a small commission – at no extra cost to you. HOMECOMING COURT- Copiah-Lincoln Community College is pleased to announce 2022 Homecoming Queen Ty’China Byrd of Brookhaven and her court. From left, freshman maids Marley Lott of Magee, Carmen Verser of Natchez, Kaytlin Humphreys of Brookhaven, Madelyn Barrentine of Crystal Springs; Queen Ty’China Byrd; sophomore maids Hayley Freeny of Brookhaven, Cassie Whatley of McComb, Mercy Bishop of Magee, and Alexis Woods of Natchez.