Former teacher accused of inappropriate relationship with child

November 26, 2015 in Education, News

BRANDON, Miss. (AP) — A 42-year-old former Mississippi teacher has been arrested after being accused of having an inappropriate relationship with an 11-year-old student at the school. Agents of the […]

Couple accused of breaking into homes of family and friends

May 6, 2015 in News, The Buzz

PELAHATCHIE, Miss. (AP) – Police say two people are accused of a crime spree in Rankin County and are still on the run. Multiple news sources report authorities have been […]

Rankin County deputies confiscate 17 pounds of cocaine in I-20 traffic stop

January 9, 2015 in News, The Buzz

BRANDON, Mississippi (AP) — Rankin County deputies have confiscated about 17 pounds of cocaine during a routine traffic stop. Sheriff Bryan Bailey says in a news release that deputies stopped […]

Atheist group renews suit regarding school prayer in Rankin County schools

May 8, 2014 in News, Religion

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A student supported by an atheist group says the Rankin County school district is still violating a ban on school prayer. The senior at Northwest Rankin […]

Mississippi unemployment rate at 7.5 percent, lowest since November 2008

March 13, 2014 in Business, News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — New figures on Mississippi’s labor force show Clay County with the highest unemployment rate of 17.4 percent in January. Mississippi Department of Employment Security records released […]

Four people arrested, contraband seized outside prison in Rankin County

January 11, 2014 in News, The Buzz

The Mississippi Link Newswire  JACKSON   – Four people have been arrested and several plastic bags of tobacco, a dozen cell phones with phone chargers and other suspected contraband were seized […]

Rains bring at least 4 tornadoes to Mississippi, break dry spell

September 23, 2013 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — At least four tornadoes were part of a rainy system that moved across Mississippi Friday night and Saturday morning.

Officials reported tornadoes in Adams, Rankin, Simpson and Smith counties. Weather Service officials said they know of no injuries from any of the storms.

In Adams County, a tornado estimated to have top winds of 115 mph cut a path a mile long and 200 yards wide in the Kingston community, southeast of Natchez. Two houses had their roofs substantially damaged…

Garrett incoming 2013 chairman of Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership

December 27, 2012 in Business, News, Top Stories

The Mississippi Link Newswire

The Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership, a 2,600-member non-profit organization, recently announced its incoming 2013 chairman, Socrates Garrett of Garrett Enterprises Consolidated Inc.

Originally chartered Aug. 23, 1880, as the Jackson Board of Trade and Cotton Exchange and primarily to serve the city of Jackson, the needs of chamber members changed over its 112-year history. On Sept. 12, 1921, it changed its name to the Jackson Chamber of Commerce….