Preacher charged with sexual battery

June 21, 2013 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

Authorities have charged an Alcorn County preacher with sexual battery. The Alcorn County Sheriff’s Department told WTVA that Timothy D. Nall, 57, has been charged based on a grand jury indictment.

Authorities said a report was filed against Nall in April 2013. They said Nall has been a preacher at Farmington Baptist Church.

2 economic developers indicted for bribery and embezzlement

December 28, 2012 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

Federal officials said two women have been indicted in connection with an embezzlement and bribery scheme related to grant funds and the construction of community housing projects in the Mississippi Delta.

Connie Lewis, 52, of Jackson, an employee of the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA), faces nine counts of accepting a total of over $250,000 in cash bribes from Jimmy Stokes, a general contractor in the Mississippi Delta, in return for her influence at the MDA in directing federal grant funds to Stokes Construction Company.