(AP) The Mississippi Democratic Party elected new leaders to head the organization for the next four years, including former House minority leader Bobby Moak as party chair, the organization said in a statement Sunday. Moak is from Bogue Chitto. Rae Shawn Davis of Gulfport was voted in as vice chair. Earle Banks from Jackson will […]
JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — “I am deeply saddened by the death of my friend, Mayor Chokwe Lumumba. I have known Mayor Lumumba since 1974. One of the reasons I was so public about my support for the mayor, was that I believed once people got to know the real Chokwe Lumumba they would find him […]
A 36-year-old Purvis man has been charged with murder and first-degree arson following a fatal house fire on Monday, May 13.
Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel tells The Hattiesburg American Timothy Taylor was taken into custody for investigation on suspicion of arson. He says Taylor was picked up in Purvis late Monday night, charged with arson after his arrest, then with murder on Tuesday.
Emergency Management Director James Smith says after the fire was put out, they found human remains inside the home.