When could Deaton be tried in Neshoba County?

The Kansas trial for a man accused of murder in Mississippi has been delayed due to the death of a prosecutor there. Alex Deaton is accused of murdering Quitman native Heather Robinson in Rankin County. He’s also charged in the death of Brenda Pinter at Dixon Baptist Church in Neshoba County. The judicial system is usually a lengthy process and now it will be even longer. Alex Deaton’s Kansas trial has been delayed, prolonging his extradition to Mississippi. “[Kansas] caught him,” says Assistant District Attorney …Read More

NHC Outdoor Products holding Open House

NHC Outdoor Products will be holding an Open House on Saturday, April 29 between 8 am – 5 pm. Come by and take advantage of 20% off on all Echo products, great deals on Cub Cadet, Toro and Dixie Chopper lawnmowers and Can-AM’s. Checkout all the products in the new outside showroom. Refreshments will be served and door prizes will be given away! ­­ NHC Distributors, Inc. 212 Lewis Ave S Philadelphia, Ms 39350

Youth Fishing Rodeo Events Saturday in Walnut Grove and Louisville

Youth 15 years and younger are invited to fishing rodeos being held in Leake and Winston counties on Saturday, April 29.  The events are free, and they provide a good opportunity for young anglers to fish a lake that is well stocked with catfish which are typically easy to catch.  Participants are encouraged to bring their own fishing gear, catfish bait, and stringers. Families are invited to come enjoy quality time together in a safe environment. The Walnut Grove rodeo will be held at Willow Lake …Read More

Reward offered in storage break-ins

The Kosciusko Police Department is seeking information regarding several storage units that were broken into over the last several weeks in the city. Anyone with information concerning is asked contact Central MS Crime Stoppers at 601-355-8447 or go online at www.centralmscrimestoppers.com. A $2500 reward is being offered for information that leads to an arrest. Any and all information is kept anonymous.

Aggravated Assault, Sexual Battery and other recent arrests in Neshoba County (Photos)

Jeffery Woodford, 51, 10420 Road 1355, Philadelphia, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, manifesting extreme indifference to life, and malicious mischief. Bond was set at $10,000. Joshua Day, 37, 10161 Road 567, multiple counts sexual battery Jennifer Brackeen, 38, 10010 Road 303, Union, time served Erin D Burnside, 33, 15911 Highway 21 North, Walnut Grove, 2 counts failure to appear Joe Griffin, 57, 114 30th Street, Meridian, shoplifting – less than $1,000, trespassing Leah Ann Laird, 37, 11141 Road 355, Union, shoplifting – less …Read More

‘Wilander on Wheels’ stops by ECCC

A 7 time Grand Slam tennis champion came to East Mississippi to impart some of the things that made him a champion in the 1980s. Mats Wilander traveled to East Central Community College as part of his “Wilander on Wheels” tour. Wilander, who was once ranked number one in the world, is sharing his expertise. East Central’s tennis team was able to step onto the court and get hands on training. “It’s nothing I would have ever actually thought I could do,” says Andi McCrimon, …Read More

Deaton hearing delayed in Kansas

A preliminary hearing for Mississippi murder suspect, Alex Deaton, has been delayed in Kansas, where he is to stand trial first. The assistant attorney general assigned to Deaton’s case, Steve Wilhoft, died a week ago of injuries suffered in a car accident. The change in prosecutors led to Deaton’s preliminary hearing being rescheduled for June 2 at 9:30 a.m. Deaton is charged with one count of attempted first degree murder in Kansas, along with theft and armed robbery. Deaton has been charged in Mississippi with …Read More

Newton police chief: Murder gang related involving a ‘hit’

“We’ve had murders before, but nothing like this,” says Newton Police Chief Harvey Curry. He’s talking about a murder investigation that has resulted in more than a half dozen arrests. According to the chief, more arrests will be made. Officers say the probe is more complex because it involves gang activity and an apparent “order to kill” the victim. “This is more arrests than we’ve ever made in any other murder,” says Chief Curry. As of Tuesday morning 8 people had been arrested in connection …Read More