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Prison reforms target contraband, conjugal visits, drones and guard pay

In recent weeks, state leaders have hinted at a set of criminal-justice reforms that will be introduced this legislative session, a package that could include revising lengthy prison sentences and adding ways to expunge prior criminal records.

MISSISSIPPI TODAY

Central Mississippi officials want to reopen private prison

WALNUT GROVE, Miss. (AP) — Officials in a central Mississippi town want the state prison system to reopen a closed private prison there instead of spending money to rebuild part of the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.

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Abused animals seized, owners off-the-hook

TALLAHATCHI COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) - On Sunday, two horses in Tallahatchie County were found starved and tied to a truck in the rain. One has since died, despite medical treatment.

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Mississippi sheriff pleads not guilty to felonies, put on house arrest

GRENADA, Miss. — A Mississippi sheriff is pleading not guilty to 12 felony charges accusing him of stealing guns and drugs, seeking sex with inmates and threatening employees if they told about the crimes.

WREG

Shaw Pedestrian Hit by Two Drivers Dies

SHAW, MS (Ben Caxton) — A man walking along U.S. 61 in Shaw was killed Tuesday night when he was hit by two vehicles. Police have yet to identify the man, described as a black male in his late 50’s or early 60’s. The accident occurred around 8:00 PM. Police say the man was initially hit by a car dri

DELTADAILYNEWS.COM

Sunflower County’s top challenge in 2019

This week, I had the pleasure of speaking to the Indianola Rotary Club. It was truly an honor to be able to talk about The E-T and our community to the club, and to add a little flare to the discourse, I read off an editorial that had not been published before.

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Two Mississippi County residents face drugs and weapons charges

MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, AR (KAIT) -Two people face drug and weapons charges in Mississippi County. A press release from the Mississippi County Sheriff’s office said a search warrant was executed on Jan. 11 on the 400 block of Summit Street in Blytheville.

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23-Year-old Parchman Inmate Dies over Holidays

PARCHMAN, MS (Ben Caxton) — The Mississippi Department of Corrections says another inmate died in custody last week. 23-year-old Ricardo West was declared dead after being found unresponsive in his cell at the Mississippi State Penitentiary. West was serving time at Parchman for armed carjacking; un

DELTADAILYNEWS.COM

One dead in Shaw accident

A man is dead as a result of injuries sustained from a motor vehicle collision Tuesday on U.S. Highway 61. “About 8:05 last night we received a call at the Shaw Police Department that there was a pedestrian who had been hit by a car on Highway 61,” said Shaw Police Chief Levi Ford.

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Mississippi inmate's death last week was 76th in 2018

PARCHMAN, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Department of Corrections says another inmate died in custody last week, the 76th to perish behind bars in 2018, according to an unofficial count.

DELTA DEMOCRAT TIMES

Two file for Coahoma County tax collector's seat

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Government shutdown leaves Mississippi’s NASA employees, contractors without pay

NASA’s name is on Stennis Space Center’s front gate but nobody in the space agency is working inside its sprawling facility in Hancock County. NASA employees and their contractors haven’t been on the payroll since the partial government shutdown began Dec. 22. Phone calls to offices go to voice mail

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Lady Colonels head to Pillow Friday

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Clarksdale's first police substation will be in Gooden Estates

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Jonestown landmark home destroyed in Saturday night blaze

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Local subcontractors get chance to bid on Clarksdale sports complex

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The Mississippi Mound Trail is Waiting for You

HINDS COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) - Mississippi is blessed with some of best soil on earth, and that's something people have known for millennia. You don't have to travel far come to come across examples of our prehistory. Thanks to the Mississippi Mound Trail part of that journey is neatly mapped out for

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Flooding fix in Clarksdale will not be cheap

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9th Annual Clarksdale Film Festival Jan 25-26

DELTA BLUES MUSEUM (1 Blues Alley) 10am-5pm – ROCK & BLUES MUSEUM (113 E 2nd St) 10am-5pm. “VISIT CLARKSDALE” TOURISM OFFICE (326 Blues Alley) Fri 9am-5pm NEW ROXY 12pm: Lens Collective: Mississippi Docs presented by University of MS – 32 min – A multimedia workshop brought together 15 mentors and 3

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Local filmmaker Coop Cooper's work featured at Oxford Film Festival

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