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Coast vet says he was easily confused. But he was having sex with a minor, cops say.

A judge has granted a Coast veteran's request to have surgery before he pleads guilty in August to sex crimes against a 14-year-old girl in addition to allegations he filmed the girl simulating sex, court records show.A grand juryindicted Jacob Blair Scott, 41, of Moss Point, on nine counts of sexua

BILOXI SUN HERALD - 2018-06-18 06:00:00

City of Meridian puts on 16th annual Juneteenth Festival

It was a busy day in downtown Meridian at the annual Juneteenth Festival.The yearly Juneteenth festival is put on in cities all over the country to celebrate slaves being freed on June 19, 1865. This is the 16th year for the celebration to be put on in the Queen City. City officials say this festiva

WTOK-TV - 2018-06-16 21:41:00

BREAKING: Body of missing boater found

MCINTOSH, Ala. (WKRG) - The search for a elderly boater who had been missing since Thursday night is over after his body was recovered just before 11:00 p.m. by members of the McIntosh and Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Departments.The boater was first reported missing Thursday night after his boat hit

WKRG - 2018-06-17 07:52:09

One Woman Who Knew Her Rights Forced Border Patrol off a Greyhound Bus

On June 7, Tiana Smalls, whose Facebook profile describes her as owner of Fire Flower Beauty Company, was riding a Greyhound bus from Bakersfield, California to Las Vegas, Nevada. As the bus approached an agricultural checkpoint at the Nevada state line, Ms. Smalls said the driver made an unusual an

DAVISVANGUARD.ORG - 2018-06-17 12:17:38

Athletes celebrate during State Games of Mississippi opening ceremonies in Meridian

In 2014, Logan was diagnosed with Burkitt Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, forcing her to drop tennis while receiving treatment for the disease. Now, with her battle against cancer behind her, the 14-year-old athlete was able to participate in the torch running as one of the State Games of Mississippi’s 2018


Country Girls Creamery thrives in Mississippi's failing dairy market

Despite the challenges, father-and-son owners Butch Smith and Kiahnell Smith and their respective wives, Dawn and Gloria, decided they wanted to bring dairy farming back to the community to provide fresh and nearly unadulterated products to south Mississippi.

HATTIESBURG AMERICAN - 2018-06-18 15:10:00

Man shoots at police, flees into woods near Hattiesburg apartment complex

Crime has dropped 19 percent in the first quarter of 2018, Hattiesburg Police Chief Anthony Parker said. That's due to efforts by the department, the city and most importantly the citizens, he said.Lici Beveridge/Hattiesburg American

HATTIESBURG AMERICAN - 2018-06-16 17:13:00

Hundreds gathered to celebrate Juneteenth in Hattiesburg

“We have two stages of live entertainment of gospel, hip-hop and R&B and blues on this stage," said executive director and coordinator, Ray Smith. "We got a softball tournament, we have a car show and a great variety of food, arts and crafts.”


Mississippi man charged in the death of his wife

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — Authorities in Mississippi say a man has been charged in the death of his wife.News outlets report that a domestic disturbance 911 call came in on Friday night and deputies found Marsha Danielle Pace unresponsive with an apparent gunshot wound to the head when they arrived at

DELTA DEMOCRAT TIMES - 2018-06-17 16:10:00

City of Ellisville to continue Farmers Market downtown

Attendees can come out and enjoyfresh fruits, vegetables, handmade soaps and more. The market will also feature music and a kid’s jump house for kids to enjoy.


State Games' busiest weekend provides competition, goodwill

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) -The Opening Ceremonies of the State Games of Mississippi have ushered in the biggest and most anticipated weekend of the event’s 27th annual iteration. Events taking place in Meridian, Hattiesburg and Choctaw boasted 2,200 participants – 1,800 alone in Meridian.Of those compe

WTOK-TV - 2018-06-17 13:04:00

Hub City woman wanted by Sandersville police

SANDERSVILLE, MS (WDAM) -Sandersville police are asking for help from the public to track down a woman wanted on felony charges.Investigator Curtis Pitts said police are looking for Kenya McNair, of Hattiesburg. Pitts said McNair is wanted in connection to an investigation involving stolen credit ca


Meridian teen waives preliminary hearing for murder charge

Whitney Downard / The Meridian StarKenmonten Wooten, of Meridian, enters the Meridian municipal courtroom Thursday. He waived his preliminary hearing for the murder of Jamarcus Lloyd.


State Games of Mississippi's opening ceremonies will introduce new people to the MAX

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) -With people flocking to Meridian for the opening ceremonies of the State Games of Mississippi Friday night, the MAX is expected to gain a lot of interest from visitors to downtown.“We’ll have many people downtown for the State Games of Mississippi opening ceremonies this week


MFD responds to house fire

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) -Meridian Fire Department responded to a structure fire around 1:30 a.m. Saturday.It happened on the corner of Highland Avenue and 31st Street. Heavy fire was coming from the home when Newscenter 11 arrived on scene. Fire crews arrived on scene and were able to knock down the


Armed robbery reported in Meridian

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) -Police have been called to an armed robbery. It happened around 5:20 Friday afternoon.It happened on 15th Street near 35th Avenue. Police reported an individual being robbed by someone they possibly knew. Multiple police officers were seen checking different homes in the neig


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Former Earl Travillion teacher turns herself in at jail

Crime has dropped 19 percent in the first quarter of 2018, Hattiesburg Police Chief Anthony Parker said. That's due to efforts by the department, the city and most importantly the citizens, he said.Lici Beveridge/Hattiesburg American


Georgia Bulldogs Recruiting: Four-star QB John Rhys Plumlee commits to UGA

Georgia has found its quarterback for the 2019 class. On Friday night, four-starJohn Rhys Plumlee(Hattiesburg, Miss./Oak Grove) announced his commitment to the Bulldogs.


Teenager arrested and charged with murder in Paulding Street shooting

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) -Police have arrested a suspect in Monday’s murder in the Queen City.Meridian Police Sergeant Dareall Thompson says 17-year-old Kenmonte Wooten has been charged in the shooting death of 18-year-old Jamarcus Lloyd.Wooten is charged with murder and drive-by-shooting and will be