A final look at Headlines in 2012

December 27, 2012 in News, Top Stories

Stories that impacted Mississippians

Compiled by Ayesha K. Mustafaa

Interim Managing Editor
Over the past 19 years, The Mississippi Link has not missed a week of reporting on impactful events in the state and across the nation. The year 2012 in review shows a continuation of this commitment to bring to its readers the news and views that have shaped the lives of Mississippians and beyond. Out of 52 weeks of continuous publication, we now reflect on the top 20 headlines of 2012….

K-9 “Deputy Liberty” introduced by Liberty Bank and Hinds County Sheriff

November 29, 2012 in News, The Buzz, Top Stories

The Mississippi Link Newswire
Liberty Bank and the Hinds County Sheriff’s Department are co-sponsoring a swearing in ceremony for the “newest deputy” Thursday, Nov. 29, at 11:30 a.m., adding another crime-fighting component to Hinds County.

The newest addition to aid the deputies is a K-9 named “Deputy Liberty.” As a Hinds County employee, Deputy Liberty has the same benefits of all full time employees. His addition was made possible by generous support from Liberty Bank….

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.

Supervisors slash sheriff’s budget

September 6, 2012 in Buzz Report, News, Police Report, The Buzz, Top Stories

$2.5 million moved to other areas
By Othor Cain
Managing Editor
In what is being described as a major blow to public safety in Hinds County, supervisors voted 3-2 Tuesday, Sept. 4, to cut the sheriff’s department budget by $2.5 million for the next fiscal year, that begins Oct. 1. “The decision by the supervisors puts the entire county at risk,” Hinds County Sheriff Tyrone Lewis said. “It totally puts employees in jeopardy.

Riot at Detention Center leaves one area destroyed

August 2, 2012 in Buzz Report, News, Police Report, The Buzz, Top Stories

Lewis: ‘The situation was contained early as we prepared to take over’ By Othor Cain Managing Editor In the early morning hours of Monday, July 30, during a routine security […]

3 await hate crime sentencing

June 28, 2012 in Buzz Report, News, Top Stories

James Craig Anderson killed in Jackson WAPT.COM A year after James Craig Anderson was run down by a pickup truck, the three teens who pleaded guilty in connection with his […]

Suspect Arrested For Miss. Highway Killings

May 18, 2012 in Buzz Report, News, The Buzz, Top Stories

The Mississippi Highway Patrol’s Bureau of Investigation, along with the Tunica Police Department and the Tunica County Sheriff’s office, has arrested a man in connection with the north Mississippi highway […]

Lynching of 2 Mississippians featured in TV show

February 23, 2012 in Entertainment, National Entertainment, News, This Week

By Monica Land The Injustice Files: At The End Of A Rope airs tonight SILVER SPRING, Md. – Lynchings have long been a part of Mississippi’s dark past. Since the […]