Ex-coach charged with sex with student

December 6, 2012 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

Authorities said a former assistant coach at two Rankin County schools has been charged with gratification of lust and of sexual battery. They said the charges are related to allegedly inappropriate contact with a student.

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey said that 27-year-old Matthew Wilder had worked at McLaurin Attendance Center and Florence Middle School.

Congressmen Thompson and Harper cruise to re-election

November 7, 2012 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

JACKSON – Mississippi’s incumbent U.S. Congressmen Gregg Harper and Bennie Thompson both handily won their re-election bids yesterday, MPB reports.

Hundreds of 3rd District U.S. Congressman Gregg Harper’s supporters at his victory party in Pearl swelled to applause as the election was called in his favor.

Man killed when horse jumps in direct path of truck

September 18, 2012 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating a Sunday morning fatal
crash in Pontotoc County on State Route 346 involving a man on a horse.

Troopers responded to the scene in the Ecru community at
approximately 9:15 a.m.

Mississippi’s Delegation ‘seized the moment’ at the Democratic National Convention

September 13, 2012 in News, Top Stories

By Othor Cain
Managing Editor
Mississippi may have had one of the smallest delegations to attend the Democratic National Convention (DNC), recently held in Charlotte, N.C., but no one can argue that perhaps the magnolia state had the most spirit and some of the best visibility and media exposure.
Media outlets across the globe including China, Australia, the BBC in England and the Al Jazeera network in the Middle East, chopped (chomped) at the bits to spotlight some of the ‘Mississippi Stars.’…

2nd edition of ‘Who’s Who In Black Mississippi’ unveiled

June 28, 2012 in News, Top Stories

A celebration with a mission By Gail M. Brown Editor Following what has been described as an “elegant” reception, Satuday night, June, 23, the 2nd edition of “Who’s Who In […]

Thompson at the ‘Hill’

June 21, 2012 in News, Religion, Top Stories

By Daphne Higgins Religion Editor Just as he did in 2000, Congressman Bennie G. Thompson had the members and guests of College Hill Missionary Baptist Church of Jackson clapping in […]

Union eyed at Canton’s Nissan plant

June 8, 2012 in Business, News, Statewide News

CANTON – (AP) Elected officials and Nissan workers gathered in Canton over the weekend to discuss what it would take to establish a labor union at the plant. The Clarion-Ledger […]

Madison and Vicksburg teens receive military academy acceptance

June 1, 2012 in Education, News, Statewide News

By Monica Land BOLTON – Congressman Bennie Thompson (D-MS) said two Mississippi teens, one from Madison and another from Vicksburg, have received prestigious military offers. Michael Jacobson, a May 2012 […]