Thursday, April 24 2014 2:46 PM EDT2014-04-24 18:46:24 GMT
Two people are dead and another is being treated at a local hospital following an accident in Seminary. Chief Michael Kelly of the Seminary Police Department said the accident happened around 9:20 a.m.More >>
Two people are dead and another is being treated at a local hospital following an accident in Seminary.More >>
Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:49 PM EDT2014-04-23 20:49:58 GMT
The following is a news release from the Mississippi State Department of Health: Food Facility Inspection "C" Results Inspection reports for the past seven days Mississippi food facilities are gradedMore >>
The facilities below received a grade of C for a critical violation which may have been corrected at the time of inspection, or a critical violation repeated from their last inspection.More >>
Thursday, April 24 2014 5:05 PM EDT2014-04-24 21:05:22 GMT
According to WTVA, an Amber Alert has been issued for a missing Lowndes County toddler. Lowndes County Chief Deputy Marc Miley says they are searching for 2-year-old Malia Harris of Columbus. OfficialsMore >>
Georgia officials believe suspects in the Mississippi Amber Alert case may be in southwest Georgia. Cook County, GA investigators have been actively searching the Lenox area for the suspects. Officials confirmed a heavy presence of law enforcement in that area Wednesday night.More >>
Thursday, April 24 2014 8:25 PM EDT2014-04-25 00:25:27 GMT
Rankin County Sheriff's office is investigating the death of a Hinds County Sheriff's Deputy along with his wife. Both were found deceased in their residence at 126 Caledonian Blvd. around 9 last night.More >>
A caller to 911 said the couple's two young children came to their house told them their dad may have shot their mother. More >>
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, April 25 2014 2:13 AM EDT2014-04-25 06:13:04 GMT
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi could borrow $20 million to help Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. update its factory in Tupelo, Miss. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (http://bit.ly/QFviLW ) reportsMore >>
Mississippi could borrow $20 million to help Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. update its factory in Tupelo, Miss.More >>
Thursday, April 24 2014 11:55 PM EDT2014-04-25 03:55:15 GMT
By RYAN NAKASHIMA AP Business Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new Internet rules that would allow Internet service providers to charge content companiesMore >>
The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new Internet rules that would allow Internet service providers to charge content companies for faster delivery of their services over the so-called "last mile" connection to people's homes.More >>
Thursday, April 24 2014 8:24 PM EDT2014-04-25 00:24:46 GMT
Congressman Steven Palazzo was in Ellisville Thursday, helping a major industry celebrate an early birthday. Palazzo toured GE Aviation, which will mark its one year anniversary next week. So far, theMore >>
It's part of a $56 million investment and, according to Palazzo, a sign that Mississippi's economy is diversifying.More >>
Thursday, April 24 2014 7:39 PM EDT2014-04-24 23:39:58 GMT
The William Carey softball team is enjoying great success this season as the 6th ranked squad in the nation, boasting a 38-6 record. The Lady Crusaders lead the Western Division of the Southern StatesMore >>
The William Carey softball team is enjoying great success this season as the 6th ranked squad in the nation, boasting a 38-6 record.More >>