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St. Mark handing out toys Saturday
No one leaves the toy drive without a toy — maybe two or three toys. Members of Brookhaven’s St. Mark Lodge No. 24 are preparing to make Christmas merry for hundreds of local children Saturday at the group’s fourth annual Toy Drive, a free event designed to ensure local children of all ages get some
S. Pike board takes up fight video
In a clip posted on social media two South Pike High School students are shown fighting in a classroom, raising concerns about bullying. The smaller of the two is seen being dragged across the floor and slammed into desks. The teacher appears unable to break up the fight in the footage, which was po
N. Pike hears construction, principals’ updates
Construction in the North Pike School District is moving forward with a new contractor hired for the high school and work on the new upper elementary expected to be completed early next year.
MDOC arrests 2 for parole, probation violations
The Lincoln County Jail Docket for Tuesday was as follows:. • Lorenzo White, 09/04/1990, 721 Ole Brook Road — arrested for parole violation by Mississippi Department of Corrections.
State auditor’s report details numerous county violations
The state auditor is demanding Lincoln County Chancery Clerk Tillmon Bishop repay more than $200,000 to Lincoln County after an audit found numerous violations during an ongoing investigation.
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.
Martin shines as North Pike stops two game skid with win over Amite Co.
The North Pike Jaguars knew that they would face some stiff competition Tuesday at Amite Co., but the Jaguars rode the momentum from a fast start, led by Alijah Martin, to halt a two-game slide with a 75-53 win over the Trojans.
N. Pike teacher resigns amid investigation
A North Pike High School teacher has resigned and is the subject of a criminal investigation, officials with the school district and the Pike County Sheriff’s Department confirmed.
Mayor breaks tie on Summit public works hire
A decision to rehire a former public works employee required a rare tie-breaking vote from Mayor Percy Robinson at Summit’s town council meeting Tuesday night. Robinson voted to hire Jessie Simmons at $13.40 per hour, siding with council members Pauline Monley and Lester Jones, while councilmen Joe
Mississippi death row inmate seeks execution
A Mississippi judge will decide whether a death row inmate who says he wants to be executed is mentally competent to waive all his appeals. The state Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the examination in the case of David Cox.
Mississippi one of the deadliest states for driving in the rain, report says
As Christmas nears, the Pine Belt streets get even more crowded. Rainy weather can add to traffic snarls and cause accidents — something no driver ever wants, especially during the holidays.
Two from Mississippi arrested on drug charges
Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies stopped a vehicle on Moss Hill Road near State Road 77 on December 6. The driver, Richard Gann, age 39, of Ocean Springs, MS, did not have a valid driver license, and passenger Maggan Braddock, age 27, of Gulfport, MS, was wanted on an active warrant out o
Ambulance service reports 10 emergency calls Tuesday
King’s Daughters Medical Center Ambulance Service reported 13 calls Tuesday. Three were transfers, with one in the county, one to Pike County and one to Jackson. There were 10 emergency calls; nine medical, with four in the city and five in the county; and one trauma in the city.
Summit OKs parking lot for First Baptist Church
Summit’s town council split Tuesday night on its vote to allow the local First Baptist Church to build another parking lot, with residents opposed to the project vowing to fight the decision in court.
Alloy ingredient firm sets $10M Mississippi plant, hiring 25
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Mississippi officer dumps retired K-9 at animal shelter, is demoted to patrol duty
JACKSON, Miss.– The Police Department in Jackson, Miss., says its K-9 dogs are like “family”—so it was less than thrilled to discover that a retired police dog had been left at an animal shelter by his handler, who was meant to be looking after it.
Missing Pike Co. man found dead in Lincoln Co.
JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - A man who went missing from Pike County a little over a month ago was found dead last week in Lincoln County. [ READ MORE: Man reported missing in Pike County ]
Mississippi women file class action lawsuit against Trustmark Bank over overdraft fees
Two Mississippi women have filed a federal class-action lawsuit against Trustmark National Bank over overdraft fees. Cryesha McDonald of Waynesboro and Chantal Lewis of Jackson filed the lawsuit earlier this week in U.S. District Court in Jackson, alleging Trustmark routinely assess overdraft fees o
BPD pulls man from underneath house
It took a couple of hours and a little tear gas, but Brookhaven police pulled an alleged trespasser out from underneath a home on North Jackson Street early Monday morning. Brookhaven Police Chief Kenneth Collins said Gary DeLaughter, 34, was arrested without incident around 1:30 a.m. Monday after o
‘Lincoln County Christmas’ is Thursday night at Easthaven
Lincoln County schools are having an old-fashioned singin’, and everyone is invited. “Lincoln County Christmas 2018” will feature an hourlong lineup of Christmas music by students, parents and teachers from all four schools in the Lincoln County School District singing and playing instruments to per