Man sentenced to 28 years in Methamphetamine Conspiracy in Scott, Newton, Leake, and Neshoba Counties

Extensive Law Enforcement Cooperation Resulted in 19 Convictions and Sentences Disrupting California-to-Mississippi Drug Trafficking PipelineJackson, Miss. – Christopher Raynard Kidd, 27, of Rialto, California, was sentenced Friday afternoon by Chief U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III to 336 months in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and... Read More.

ECCC to Offer May Semester Courses

East Central Community College is offering several courses during its May Semester, including General Biology I with Lab, English Composition I & II, Anatomy and Physiology I & II with Lab, Microbiology with Lab, College Algebra, General Physics I-A with Lab, and Public Speaking.The two-week term begins on Monday, May 13, and ends on Friday, May 24. The last day to register is Tuesday, May 14. All courses are on the campus in Decatur.Registration can be done online at... Read More.

National Weather Service confirms Winston County tornado

The National Weather Service of Jackson has confirmed that an EF-2 tornado touched down in Winston County on Saturday, April 13.The tornado reported in Winston County started just to the south of Highway 25 in far northern Winston County. Initially, numerous trees were snapped along with uprooted ones as well. The first property impacted had a few trees through the house, one on a F-150 truck and a couple more on a camper. Several trees were blown down on... Read More.

Chief Phyliss J. Anderson Announces Re-Election Bid

Phyliss J. Anderson, Tribal Chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, officially announced her candidacy today in her re-election bid as Tribal Chief. Chief Anderson serves as the first female chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians after winning a historic election in 2011.“Over the last eight years, my administration has proved our dedication and ability to produce real results for the Choctaw people. We have built great institutes of health, education and enterprise while vastly improving... Read More.

Choctaw Couple Charged with Making Bomb Threats and Robbing Bank on the Choctaw Indian Reservation

David Keith Frazier, 33, and Lauren C. Willis, 26, both members of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their role in two bomb threats and a bank robbery that occurred on the Choctaw Indian Reservation, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher Freeze.Frazier and Willis appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Linda Anderson today for their initial appearances and arraignments on the indictment. The case is... Read More.

possession, trespassing and other arrests in Neshoba County

Dayton Rayshaun Bell, 20, 140 S Oswald Road, Philadelphia, trespassingHeather Michelle Havard, 31, 108 Road 339, Philadelphia, possession of marijuana, contempt of courtJessie Battle, 30, 10840 Road 454, Philadelphia, simple assaultCheetara Carter, 30, 279 Northwest Street, Philadelphia, failure to... Read More.