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Holmesville served as the site of Mississippi's First Territorial General Assembly and was a county seat in Pike County, relying on river access to become a hub for the timber trade, but the town is now unincorporated. By the 1870s, the county's ...
The Distinguished Young women of Forrest and Lamar Counties (formerly Junior Miss) program will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at the historic Saenger Theater in downtown Hattiesburg.
Jones County, MS (WDAM) -. This is a news release from the Jones County Fire Council. A two vehicle accident involving an SUV and a car left two injured, and shutdown a portion of the highway during rescue and cleanup operations.
One home off County Road 540-2 had significant roof damage. The twister tore the metal panels back, exposing Amos Perkins' home to the elements and causing some water damage inside.
WARREN COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -. Mississippi Bureau of Investigation (MBI) Agents have charged Kella Maurice Jones, 25, with felony leaving the scene of an accident which causes death.
Adams County Sheriff's Deputies, Adams County Search and Rescue and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife and fisheries search and rescue teams located two missing men Friday.
SMITH COUNTY, Mississippi (WJTV) A tree is blocking a roadway in Smith County this morning. The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) says all lanes of traffic are blocked in both directions along MS 481 at one mile south of Powell Road.
... of Jessie and Diana Mills of Magee, Miss., following a direct hit by a possible morning tornado, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. Several homes and businesses were affected by the strong winds that affected several central Mississippi counties. Rogelio V ...
SMITH COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -. Residents near Raleigh spent most of the day cleaning up from the Thursday morning tornado that struck just after 8 a.m.. One home off County Road 540-2 had significant roof damage. The twister tore the ...
Chisago County Press is the local news source the communities of Chisago County Lindstrom Chisago Lakes Wyoming Rush City.
"Safety and security is a top priority for Mississippi State University, and our efforts related to emergency management will be tremendously enhanced with the addition of Brent in this role," Hyatt said.
A 27-year-old man wanted in a Mississippi killing last year has been arrested in Wyoming. The Sheridan police Department says Jeremy Douglas Mcelvin, of Summit, Mississippi, was arrested Wednesday at a residence on a warrant out of Pike County, ...
Mississippi county, MO (KFVS) -. The investigation into a separate sexual abuse allegation leads to the arrest of a Bertrand man on several charges.
... town of Magee in southern Mississippi. The NWS confirmed a tornado, rated EF-2, struck Simpson and Smith counties, but there were no reported injuries. Meteorologist Latrice Maxie said a storm assessment team reported the twister hit Simpson County ...
A tornado warning was in effect Thursday morning for Scott and Smith counties after radar showed a possible tornado. Some homes were damaged and trees were down in Smith County, authorities said. Most of the damage was reported on Highway 503 and ...
A tornado warning remains in effect for Copiah County until 7:15am. Severe weather is expected throughout the state of Mississippi 01192017.
The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency said via twitter that the warning is for northeast Rankin, south central Madison, and east central Hinds counties. ... Trees and power lines are down in Magee which is located in Simpson County. In Franklin ...
A Mississippi county woman is facing a felony charge for stealing money, medications and household appliances from an elderly woman's home.
The three new trucks, which were assigned to the Kemper Springs, New Hope and Preston Volunteer Fire Departments, cost a combined $731,435, with $210K of that expected to be refunded to the county through the Rural Fire Truck Acquisition Assistance ...
Patten said with the proceeds from selling the large boat, he hopes to purchase a more practical boat similar to the ones Mississippi Department of Wildlife, fisheries and Parks agents use along the river, as well as a crime scene van. The sheriff said ...
UPDATE: 01/18/2017 9:18am The Mississippi highway patrol is still investigating this morning's fatal incident on MS 18 in Rankin County but preliminary ...
Gray said during executive session District 1 Supervisor and Board President Mike Lazarus had mentioned other engineers had approached the county looking to potentially seek the position. Gray said he was under the impression the board planned to hear ...
Officials at a Mississippi military base say a jet has crashed, and that two people on board the plane were hospitalized after they were able to eject.
"Giving the county board of supervisors this authority helps provide the most appropriate and efficient fire protection coverage for the citizens of their counties," Chaney said in a statement. The bill was authored by Rep. Brad Touchstone, District ...
Carter said he was concerned the city and county taking over would prolong the process. Grennell said the legal issue was deeper than commissioners being bonded, as purchasing laws also play a role.
GEORGE COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -. An industry that promised more than 100 jobs in 2015 is yet to be seen in George County. But, that might be about to change. About 120 acres sit cleared and vacant at the moment. This property was originally slated to ...
Dallas CO., AL (WSFA) -. A Dallas County teenager has been denied bond after investigators say he fled to Mississippi following a deadly shooting that claimed the life of an elderly woman on Christmas Day. His cousin is also facing charges in the case.
Gibb Steele, a farmer from Washington County, Mississippi, told the Delta Democrat Times in May that $10,000 to $20,000 worth of metal is stolen from his operation each year.
Almost twelve acres went up in smoke in Copiah County Monday. The Mississippi Forestry Commission, Copiah County Sheriff's Department and units with Copiah County Emergency Management responded to a wildfire late Monday afternoon. The wildfire ...
Waste Pro is hoping to begin an expansion of Kemper County (Miss.) landfill this year, which would double the size of the site and add 20 years to its life.
NATCHEZ - With both an aging population as well as an increased number of older-model vehicles on the road, the Adams County Supervisors are considering putting more funds into striping roads to help motorists see at night. District 1 Supervisor and ...
A Mississippi city has decided to ditch "Great Americans Day" and rename it to honor Martin Luther King Jr. The Biloxi City Council voted 6-0 to make the change Monday.
Investigators said two of the victims are in critical condition at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, and another person is in stable condition at Southwest hospital in McComb.
This is the property where the fights took place. It is in a clearing behind an abandoned home on Highway 45 -- about a mile east of Mississippi State Line. People arrested for their alleged involvement with the dog fight. 23 people arrested so far.
Smith County officials confirm a teenager has died after a motorcycle crash Sunday morning involving another vehicle. Coroner Billy Allen said the collision happened at the intersection of Highway 28 and County Road 64, just west of the town of Mize.
... that projects to preserve and highlight the civil rights Movement in two Mississippi counties will receive $550,000 in federal grant money.
Local media outlets report that 35-year-old Herman Lindsey of Jackson was found unresponsive in his jail cell Tuesday morning. Sheriff Donald O'Cain says a nurse tried to revive Lindsey and paramedics were called, but the inmate had died.
South Mississippi felony arrest mugshots for Jan. 12, 2017. Ynis Darden, 35, was arrested Jan. 12, 2017, by Gulfport police on a charge of possession of a stolen firearm.
The Latest on a black Mississippi man accused of burning a black church and spray-painting "Vote Trump" on it (all times local): 2 p.m.
According to Lafayette County investigators, they were called to 66 County Road 173 on Wednesday morning to a family altercation.
Many of these counties, unable to establish new industries, remain economically stagnant. In hope of attracting new companies and industries, places such as Quitman County, Mississippi, and McCreary County, Kentucky have built speculative industrial ...
Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop Saturday, Jan. 28, for any residents in Forrest and surrounding counties interested in buying a home. The workshop will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the ...
Jones County, MS (WDAM) -. A Myrick man woke up Thursday morning to what he thought was a 20 pound beaver lying dead in his front yard.
Work performed by women in Mississippi is worth on average $9,385 less annually than that done by men. At least that's what the statistics tell us.
By STEVE SWOGETINSKY Kemper County Messenger basketball season is always a busy time for the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians as they follow the ...
Mississippi has been awarded Business Facilities' 2016 Economic Development Deal of the Year, winning the publication's Gold Award for successfully recruiting Continental Tire's commercial vehicle tire manufacturing plant to Hinds County. "To be chosen ...
Ward further stated that in the seven years of PACES existence the program has dramatically raised the level of college attendance and retention among Kemper County high school students, and has increased ACT scores and student performance in course ...
By joining the organization, you make a strong commitment toward the conservation of fish, wildlife and plants throughout Mississippi. While this is an important first step, your involvement and input should not end there. With your support, we will ...
"Any time you play Northeast at their place it's gonna be a tough game," said Kemper County coach John Alan Darnell.
Kemper County Board of Supervisors president Johnny Whitsett said the new home of the Mississippi Department of Human Services in DeKalb is just an example of the upgrades to services and facilities the board is dedicated to bringing to the community.


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