Thursday, May 23 2013 7:31 PM EDT2013-05-23 23:31:22 GMT
The pastor and members of a Jefferson county church make the gruesome discovery of a body on the way to Bible study Wednesday evening. Sheriff Peter Walker said a woman's body was found just before 6:30More >>
Jefferson County Sheriff Peter Walker has identified the woman found dead in the cemetery of East Mount Olive Baptist Church Wednesday night.
Long lines of voters started forming throughout precincts in Hinds County before polls opened at 7 Tuesday morning. Several polling places started Election Day with some early morning problems.
Fire Station 26 on Flag Chapel Road in Jackson, also known as precinct 85, is one of the largest precincts in Hinds County. Some issues popped up here early this morning before the polls even opened up.
Precinct manager Charity Cannon said a switch-up with the voting machine keys caused some temporary problems.
"It was a mix up on the keys," Cannon said. "Precinct 86 keys was in my box."
The keys to open up voting machines at precinct 85 were at precinct 86, and vice versa.
"So we did paper ballots to try to save some time," Cannon said.
There were also some issues at precinct 37, located at Boyd Elementary School. One of the three machines was down when doors opened, causing a few people to use paper ballots.
Bear Atwood, the legal director for the ACLU of Mississippi, says her organization is working with the NAACP and other non-profits to resolve any issues that occur.
"We'll be on our hotlines and helping people resolve problems," said Atwood. "If we need to we'll send a lawyer to resolve a problem at the polls."
Potential concerns didn't stop voters from showing up before 7 a.m. to exercise their American freedom.
"We have a voice and we have a say in what happens in this country and we have to take responsibility for that," Stephanie Bundle said.
"They don't have the freedom in other countries we do as Americans and that's part of our duty as citizens of the us to vote," Ricky Haynes said.
"People died, you know, and lost their life so we could be able to vote," Deborah Hawkins said.
Friday, May 24 2013 5:52 PM EDT2013-05-24 21:52:06 GMT
The eight Marion County law enforcement officers who've lost their lives in the line of duty were remembered in an annual ceremony Friday morning. It included the laying of a wreath at a fallen officersMore >>
The eight Marion County law enforcement officers who've lost their lives in the line of duty were remembered in an annual ceremony Friday morning. More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 4:45 PM EDT2013-05-24 20:45:22 GMT
First responders from in Laurel and Jones County were treated to Lunch Friday by the Wayne Farms Laurel facility. As part of National Emergency Service Week, for the last 12-years Wayne farms has hostedMore >>
First responders from in Laurel and Jones County were treated to lunch Friday by the Wayne Farms Laurel facility. More >>