2 teenagers die in Lee County traffic accident

April 18, 2013 in Police Report

Two teenagers died in a Sunday morning traffic accident in Lee County. Lee County Coroner Caroline Green identifies them as Gage Fidram, 17, and Jesse Witt, 17, both of Saltillo.

Sheriff Jim Johnson told WTVA that Witt was driving south on Busy Bottom Road when he left the roadway and collided with a tree.

Authorities say the accident occurred at approximately 4:38 a.m. It took more than an hour to extricate both individuals from the vehicle, Johnson says.

MDOC seeks to hire correctional officers

August 14, 2012 in News, Statewide News

From The Mississippi Link Newswire JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) is seeking to hire 105 more correctional officers by the end of the year. The latest classes […]

Prison leaders deny release for deputy’s killer

July 9, 2012 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

By Monica Land JACKSON – State prison officials have denied a medical release for a man who shot and killed a Leflore County sheriff’s deputy in 1994. At one point, […]

Earnest Lee named Mississippi State Penitentiary Superintendent

May 7, 2012 in Business, News, Statewide News

JACKSON – Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) Commissioner Christopher Epps has announced the appointment of Ernest Lee as Superintendent of the Mississippi State Penitentiary (MSP) in Parchman, effective May 1. […]