State inmate is beaten to death

September 3, 2013 in Buzz Report, News, The Buzz, Top Stories

Pearl, Miss. – (AP) –An inmate fatally beat another prisoner at the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Pearl, state prison officials said Monday.

Mississippi Department of Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps said “breaches in security” at the prison allowed 20-year-old Tyler Smith to fatally beat the other inmate, 35-year-old Clifton Majors, about 8 p.m. Sunday….

Protests against President Obama re-election: Ole Miss and Donald Trump

November 7, 2012 in Buzz Report, News, The Buzz, Top Stories

By Lonnie Ross

Not all Americans were happy about the re-election of President Barack Obama, the first African American president in the history of the United States and the first African American to be re-elected to the same office.

Some citizens decided to express their disgust with the election results publicly on social media and on the streets.

Donald Trump, the outspoken businessman and reality TV star told his Twitter followers Tuesday night he wants Americans to march on Washington to protest the “great and disgusting injustice” of Barack Obama being re-elected as U.S. president….

Investigation continues in case of woman run over by boyfriend's truck

October 31, 2012 in Buzz Report, News, Police Report, Statewide News

Authorities said a Bolivar County woman was killed after she was hit by her boyfriend’s truck then run over by oncoming traffic.

According to Mississippi Highway Patrol Sgt. Ben Williams Shelby Dawn Harmon, 20, died around 6:30 a.m., Oct. 20.

Reportedly, on that early Saturday morning, Harmon – a Cleveland resident – was walking on the side of Highway 61 about 4.5 miles south of Shaw when she was hit. Marks on the highway show where Harmon was struck and killed.

Sex offender to pursue insanity defense

October 1, 2012 in Buzz Report, News, Statewide News, The Buzz, Top Stories

The lawyer for a convicted sex offender says the man will pursue an insanity defense against a charge of failing to register.

A filing Thursday said Cleve Calloway Gordon has a mental disease that prevented him to know right from wrong at the time of the alleged offense, when he didn’t register from February to April.

Parchman’s escaped murderer Michael Dowda captured in Macon, Ga.

September 25, 2012 in Buzz Report, News, Top Stories

The Mississippi Link Newswire
Mississippi State Penitentiary inmate Michael Dowda, who had escaped Saturday while on a maintenance work detail, has been captured in the early morning hours in Macon, Ga., according to a press release from the Mississippi Department of Corrections.

Through investigations by the MDOC-Corrections Investigation Division and United States Marshal’s Service in Mississippi and Georgia, Dowda was captured in Macon at approximately 12:30 a.m. today by officers with the U.S. Marshal’s Service in Georgia.

Dowda, 48, faces extradition to Mississippi and multiple charges including escape.

BUZZ REPORT: Mitt Romney creates a “buzz” with a timely tan at Latino event

September 21, 2012 in Buzz Report, The Buzz

BUZZ REPORT: Oops! He did it again. Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney made “The Buzz” by creating more “buzz” among blogger and social media with his tanned look. Was it on purpose (for his Latino audience), i.e., to look more Latino in complexion?

Romney appeared on Univision’s “Meet the Candidate” event on Wednesday evening to talk about issues of importance to Latino voters,…

Meridian bank VP going to jail for identity theft and bank fraud

September 21, 2012 in Buzz Report, News, Statewide News, The Buzz, Top Stories

The former vice president and branch manager of a bank in Meridian has been sentenced to 51 months in prison for bank fraud and aggravated identity theft.

Sharon Monroe, 57, of Lauderdale, pleaded guilty to the criminal charges against her on Feb. 3, 2012, and was sentenced this month by U.S. District Judge Carlton W. Reeves….

Sentencing date set for supervisor guilty of stealing county funds

September 21, 2012 in Buzz Report, News, Statewide News, The Buzz

For the second time this year, a Holmes County supervisor may be headed to a federal prison because of criminal wrongdoing. Norman Cobbins Jr., 61, will face a judge on Oct. 26 at 9 a.m. after pleading guilty to stealing federal funds.

Cobbins entered his plea in U.S. District Court to theft concerning programs in Holmes County that received federal funds.