Saturday, May 18 2013 10:00 PM EDT2013-05-19 02:00:02 GMT
Observers are predicting a speedy confirmation to the federal bench for Jackson attorney Debra M. Brown. If confirmed, Brown would become the state's first black female district judge. Carl Tobias, aMore >>
Observers are predicting a speedy confirmation to the federal bench for Jackson attorney Debra M. Brown.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:21 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:21:44 GMT
State Senator Chris McDaniel, who's been an outspoken critic of Obamacare, is reacting to the ongoing IRS scandal. He says an IRS official who once oversaw a unit which targeted Tea Party groups has noMore >>
State Senator Chris McDaniel, who's been an outspoken critic of Obamacare, is reacting to the ongoing IRS scandal.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 4:16 PM EDT2013-05-18 20:16:49 GMT
The North Lamar Water Association has issued a boil water notice for all of Bellewood Subdivision until further notice. It was issued just before 3 p.m. Saturday. Officials with the association sayMore >>
Officials with the association say a break in a main water line prompted the notice.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:08 PM EDT2013-05-19 02:08:12 GMT
Officials with the Jackson County Sheriff's department say the body of Timothy Gordon, Sr. was found just after 12 p.m. Saturday on the Escatawpa River. Friday evening around 5:30, Gordon and anotherMore >>
The search in Moss Point is over. The body of 55-year-old boater Timothy Gordon has been pulled from the Escatapwa River. Now investigators are saying marijuana may have been involved in the accident.
Saturday, May 18 2013 2:39 PM EDT2013-05-18 18:39:09 GMT
Former Biloxi Mayor Pete Halat, now free from prison, still says he had no part in a murder plot that led to him spending almost 16 years in federal prison. Halat said he had "absolutely nothing" to doMore >>
Former Biloxi Mayor Pete Halat, now free from prison, still says he had no part in a murder plot that led to him spending almost 16 years in federal prison.More >>
As of Wednesday, the Lumberton Board of Alderman is down to the wire
in terms of a city budget. The deadline is in three days - they've known
it's been coming for months - and now they have just 72 hours to
negotiate a budget, vote on it, and submit it to the state.
But as the clock ticks, three Lumberton city alderman are not showing up.
Crider, Bobby Gibson and Tim Johnson have not attended five of the
eight budget meetings held since June, according to one city clerk.
"We're talking about the water, the sewer, the garbage pickup, the
mowing the grass, the keeping up of the city," said former Mayor
Lumberton Larry Strahan. "It's a big deal."
Gibson says the meetings are often called on short notice and he
can't make them. Tim Johnson and Kent Crider both said on the phone
Wednesday they're been out of town or at work for the missed meetings.
Johnson said since his election, he is working a job outside of the
When asked where the city's budget currently stands, Strahan answered:
"They don't have one ... because you can't get anyone to go to a
meeting to put one together."
Now, according to state law, any
city that doesn't submit a budget by September 15 can be taken over by
the state, meaning city workers could be out of jobs. Over the phone
Wednesday, all three alderman said they are not concerned about the
deadline, Kent Crider telling Seven on your Side he doesn't believe the
state would actually take action.
"I think you ought to have a recall election. I think they all ought
to be thrown out of office. All three of those," said Strahan. "Because
they have their own little private agenda."
Strahan said at least once during his tenure, he sent city police to retrieve an alderman absent from a meeting.
In a meeting scheduled for Wednesday evening - the last one scheduled
before the September 15 deadline - the same three chronically absent
alderman told News Seven they are not able to attend.
Sunday, May 19 2013 9:45 AM EDT2013-05-19 13:45:31 GMT
Life through the eyes of a child is often thought to be innocent and colorful. But, that life isn't the same experience for kids who are blind and visually impaired. That's why every year, MississippiMore >>
Every year, Biloxi Lions club puts on a Sea and Sun camp for kids ages 5 to 15 who are visually impaired, giving them the opportunity to experience the fun they often miss out on.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 1:04 AM EDT2013-05-19 05:04:28 GMT
A body discovered in Clinton Saturday night has led to a homicide investigation. Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham Stewart confirms a body was discovered, although few other details are known. The bodyMore >>
A body discovered in Clinton Saturday night has led to a homicide investigation. Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham Stewart confirms a body was discovered but few other details have been released.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:25 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:25:19 GMT
Hundreds of students have received degrees from William Carey University during commencement ceremonies this weekend. Among them are four from China, who are the first to graduate as part of a recently-establishedMore >>
Hundreds of students have received degrees from William Carey University during commencement ceremonies this weekend.More >>
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