City, county seek details of DOJ claims against black students

August 30, 2012 in Education, News, Statewide News, The Buzz, Top Stories

Officials in Meridian and Lauderdale County want details from the Justice Department to back up its allegations local students’ rights have been violated by jailing them for school infractions.

Earlier this month the Justice Department said officials in east Mississippi operate a “school-to-prison pipeline” that incarcerated students – mostly black and disabled – for minor school disciplinary infractions, including dress code violations and using profanity.

Two cases of West Nile confirmed in Mississippi

July 13, 2012 in Health, News, Statewide News, Top Stories

From The Hattiesburg American JACKSON – State and local health officials are warning Pine Belt residents to protect themselves against mosquitoes, after two confirmed human cases of West Nile virus […]

Lauderdale man charged in 2010 rape case

July 10, 2012 in News, Statewide News

News Briefs From Across The State By Monica Land Woman claims suspect pulled a knife on her After a nearly two year investigation, authorities in Lauderdale County have arrested a […]

Former justice court clerk pleads guilty to ’fixing tickets’

June 8, 2012 in Top Stories, Uncategorized

From The Mississippi Link Newswire JACKSON – State Auditor Stacey Pickering said that Victoria Shanta Nealy, former Criminal Deputy Clerk in Lauderdale County Justice Court, has plead guilty in an […]