Four Louisiana men say they'll plead guilty to charges that they tried to bribe a Mississippi sheriff with $2,000 in casino chips, seeking lucrative jail contracts. Michael LeBlanc Sr. of Baton Rouge, Michael LeBlanc Jr. of Prairieville, Tawasky Ventroy of Opelousas and Jacque Jones of LaPlace have filed notices this month in federal court in Jackson saying they will change their previous not guilty pleas. All are accused of scheming to win contracts to sell inmates phone service and commissary goods... Read More.
After months of hard work, East Central Community College and its partners are ready to open the brand new diesel technology program, located in Philadelphia, with a ribbon cutting, Friday and a special guest. "Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith is committed to being here, so we are excited she will be here. We are excited to have her... Read More.
U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith of Mississippi will be among those helping East Central Community College and its partners celebrate the college’s new Diesel Equipment Technology program and the opening of its new facility during ceremonies Friday, Aug. 23, at the former U.S. Motors Plant site in Philadelphia. The public is invited to the 10 a.m. program and ribbon cutting at the ECCC Diesel Equipment Technology program facility located at 1250 Pecan Avenue in Philadelphia. A portion of the old U.S. Motors... Read More.
One person was killed in an accident on Interstate 20 in Newton after he apparently fell asleep at the wheel. Newton Police Chief Harvey Curry says 40-year-old Jarvis Walker of Jackson was killed in an accident on I-20 near mile marker 109 around 7 a.m on Saturday. Chief Curry says it appears the driver fell asleep and then crashed his car into the rear of an 18-wheeler that was parked on the shoulder of the interstate. Newton police are handling the investigation.
A Union, Mississippi native took down the U.S. Amateur Golf Championship on Sunday. Andy Ogletree of Union rallied to beat John Augenstein 2 and 1. Ogletree graduated from Union High School and currently is in college at Georgia Tech. Ogletree's win means he has qualified for the Masters, U.S. Open, and the Open Championship. Traditionally, the winner of the Amateur Championship is paired with the previous winner of the Masters. That would mean Ogletree could play with Tiger Woods in August... Read More.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State's annual Fan Day featuring the 2019 Bulldog football team is set for this Saturday, Aug. 24, inside the Palmeiro Center. Doors open at 2 p.m. with autograph availability running from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Fans are asked to enter through the southeast entrance of the Palmeiro Center. To help ensure everyone in attendance has a chance to meet all of the student-athletes and head coach Joe Moorhead, student-athletes may only sign the official 2019 season posters while Coach Moorhead... Read More.
Three people were airlifted to Jackson after the ATV accident Saturday night in the Bailey community. It happened on some private property off Windsor Road near Highway 493 Saturday night around 11 p.m. Sirens blared as at least three ambulances took people to the hospital. Clayton Cobler with Metro Ambulance says six people were injured, four adults and two children. Bailey Fire Chief Stanley Lucky says a total of eight people were treated for injuries at the scene, and that they were... Read More.