Governor withdraws Board of Health nomination

April 5, 2013 in Statewide News

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant said he’s withdrawing his nomination of anti-abortion activist Terri Herring to the state Board of Health.   

Bryant’s decision came Monday after The Associated Press questioned whether Bryant was fulfilling requirements of a state law that specifies the board’s 11 members must come from certain parts of the state.

Bryant spokesman Mick Bullock says the law is unclear, but the governor is withdrawing Herring’s nomination to “avoid any legal uncertainty.”

MDOT seizes $500k in drugs from truck at weigh station

December 27, 2012 in News, Statewide News

Enforcement officers with the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) stopped an 18-wheeler for a routine weight and safety check and discovered at least 500 pounds of marijuana.

MDOT officials said the incident occurred around 3:45 p.m. on Dec. 12. The officers stopped a 1999 Freightliner tractor and van trailer at the eastbound I-59 Lauderdale inspection facility, for a routine weight, safety and paperwork inspection.

Tylertown man sentenced on federal drug charges

November 27, 2012 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

Tony Ervin, also known as ‘Ti“, 36, of Tylertown, has been sentenced by U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett to serve 74 months in federal prison followed by four years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (“crack”).

Ervin was also ordered to pay $11,700 in restitution, and a $2,000 fine. He agreed to forfeit real property, a Cadillac Escalade, two firearms, and multiple rounds of ammunition.

Hinds Co. Sheriff’s deputies make weekend drug bust

June 7, 2012 in News, Police Report, The Buzz, Top Stories

By Othor Cain Managing Editor Fulfilling a campaign promise, Hinds County Sheriff Tyrone Lewis announced this week his team of deputies made a major drug bust last weekend. Deputies responded […]