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Feeding senior citizens in memory of her brother
Everyone was welcome at James Magee’s table. Didn’t matter their color, didn’t matter their circumstance. He wanted to share what he had with others. His younger sister Karen Henderson is hosting the second annual Spirit of Christmas luncheon Dec. 15 and inviting any senior citizen age 60 and up to
2 former Smith Co. Sheriff’s Deputies indicted for having sexual relations with inmate
SMITH COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - Two former Smith Co. Sheriff’s Deputies were indicted in October for having sexual relations with an inmate. Wayne Thompson and Charles Johnson were served with indictment papers by the AG’s office last Wednesday, December 5.
Victim recovering after Prentiss shooting
PRENTISS, MS (WDAM) - A man is recovering after being shot in his Prentiss home. Prentiss police said the victim was shot at close range on Tyrone Drive around 12:30 p.m. on Monday.
Reunited ... and it feels so good
• Her name is Chili. But her rescue has warmed the hearts of thousands. The service dog ran away from the scene when her owner, 41-year-old Anthony Whitehurst of Houston, Texas, crashed his Chevrolet Impala on Interstate 59 near the Sandersville exit on Sunday.
Registered nurse follows call to special education through MSU-Meridian
Emily Smith of Meridian began a career in nursing a decade ago, but the DeKalb native changed career paths and Thursday was recognized at Mississippi State University-Meridian’s fall commencement program as the Division of Education’s Outstanding Undergraduate Student.
Greg Collins: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
Greg Collins is a Mississippi investigator facing a charge of sexual battery. He was arrested December 8 in the city of Olive Branch in Desoto County. Police said Collins assaulted a woman in his hotel room. The alleged victim reported it to police shortly after leaving the hotel.
LCSO, BPD report 4 calls for theft
The Brookhaven Police Department’s reports for Tuesday were as follows:. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reports for Monday-Tuesday were as follows:. • Traffic assistance, Loyd Star Attendance Center.
‘Doting’ Mississippi man murders wife of 40 years after ‘paralyzing’ stroke
Thomas Ballenger, Mississippi husband shoots dead wife of 40 years in possible mercy killing after she suffered a debilitating stroke last month. A Mississippi man has been charged with murdering his wife of more than 40 years after shooting her dead at a nursing home where she’d been staying after
Knights Earn State Championship Football Titles
Who are we? LC! The Lawrence County Knights would like to recognize this year’s Pee Wee and Rookie teams for advancing to the “State Championship”! — For the complete story, see this week’s edition of theLawrence County Press.
Mississippi county settles case with inmate beaten in jail
MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi county has settled a lawsuit by a former jail inmate who says he was beaten by other inmates. Jarrett Romero Nelson sued Lauderdale County last year, saying the county was at fault in a 2016 beating by a group of other inmates that left him with a broken back, co
Hyde-Smith more than 'girl senator from Mississippi.' That's why hanging comment mattered.
OXFORD — It was certainly no surprise when race bubbled up more than a month ago in the runoff between U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith and Mike Espy. It wasn’t the dominant theme, of course, despite the fact that Hyde-Smith is white and Espy is black. It arose only after Hyde-Smith made a jovial remark a
The Benefits of Licensed Childcare Facilities
RIDGELAND, MS (WLBT) - The story of eighteen-month-old Dakota Hudson and the injuries he sustained from another child at an in-home daycare in Pascagoula have gone viral. Hudson returned to his mother last week with a face full of scratches. While the State Department of Health investigates, WLBT sp
BC, BHS, LC pick up sweeps on Tuesday
Here is a recap of how area teams faired in high school basketball action Tuesday night. The Bobcats went to Salem and picked up a sweep of the Wildcats from Walthall County. The Lady Bobcats (8-3) cruised to a 58-27 win and the Bobcats (3-8) picked up their second win in four games with a 48-42 vic
Christmas Arrives Early For Young Kidney Patients At UMMC
JACKSON MS- WJTV - The Mississippi Kidney Foundation and UMMC teamed up to give kids with kidney problems a day they would never forget. Four year old Alex was born with a polycystic kidney.
William ‘Bill’ Cline Smith
Funeral services for William “Bill” Cline Smith are Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Natchez Trace Funeral Home in Madison with burial at the Natchez Trace Memorial Park Cemetery with military honors. We ask that in Bill’s memory, wear something blue, as it was his favorite color.
West Lincoln takes tourney crowns
West Lincoln took home two trophies on Friday night as the teams from Flea Hop both finished unbeaten at the Lincoln County Tournament hosted by Bogue Chitto. Both teams from Loyd Star finished with 2-1 records in the tournament as both Bogue Chitto teams had identical 1-2 records and both Enterpris
Law enforcement reports: Dec. 6-7
The Meridian Police Department reported the following arrests between 6 a.m. Thursday and 6 a.m. Friday:. • Domestic violence - Marshawn Williams, born in 1989, 200 23rd St. Apt. 148, Meridian.
‘Differentness’ is real, but doesn’t always matter
OXFORD — It was certainly no surprise when race bubbled up more than a month ago in the runoff between Cindy Hyde-Smith and Mike Espy. It wasn’t the dominant theme, of course, despite the fact that Hyde-Smith is white and Espy is black. It arose only after Hyde-Smith made a jovial remark about “publ
He’s a big run in waiting
Lawrence Co. runner Cooper is The Daily Leader All-Area Most Valuable Offensive Player. There are a couple of impressive things about watching a Kylan Cooper touchdown run. The Lawrence County running back has a speed burst that catches defenses by surprise. One minute the linebackers are looking at
Wofford beats East Tennessee State 79-62 in SoCon opener
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) - Fletcher Magee scored a season-high 24 points to lead Wofford to a 79-62 victory over East Tennessee State on Saturday night in a Southern Conference opener for both teams.