News Minute: Here is the latest Mississippi news from The Associated Press

May 18, 2015 in News

11260766_10206554949735226_1828410385_oMAGNOLIA, Miss. (AP) – Pike County will add the names of slain Hattiesburg police Officer Liquori (luh-KOHR-ee) Tate and Hattiesburg paramedic Dennis Rushing, who died in an ambulance wreck, to the county’s law enforcement memorial. Both were from Pike County.

GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) – Sixty-one years and a day after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that racial school segregation was illegal, lawyers are presenting clashing visions of what one Mississippi school district must do to live up to that ruling. Lawyers for the U.S. Department of Justice and private plaintiffs told U.S. District Judge Debra Brown Monday that the 3,700-student Cleveland school district should consolidate its two middle schools and two high schools.

BOVINA, Miss. (AP) – The driver of an 18-wheeler was killed after officials say the truck ran off of Interstate 20 in Warren County. The driver died last night after running into a median and striking several trees.

MAGNOLIA, Miss. (AP) – Pike County is planning bicentennial celebrations including a Dec. 9 ceremony to unveil a historical marker at the original county courthouse in Holmesville. Pike County Historical Society president Malcolm Allen says other celebrations will be in the fall so schools can attend them.