Woman sentenced for compromising water quality

News Briefs From Across The State

By Monica Land

Employee submitted false statements about water conditions

The former operator of several drinking water systems in North Mississippi has been sentenced by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Mills following her guilty pleas to compromising water quality.

WTVA reported that 38-year-old Mari Leigh Childs pleaded guilty to one count of submitting false material statements and one count of failing to establish and maintain records, make reports and sample effluents as required by the Clean Water Act.

Childs, of Derma, was sentenced to probation for five-years and six months of home confinement with an electronic monitoring device.

She must also pay restitution in the amount of nearly $35,000.

Trial set for 3 brothers charged in guns case

Three brothers charged with conspiring to obstruct a weapons investigation are scheduled for trial Oct. 22.

Court records say Clarence Lee was in jail when he conspired with his brothers in November 2011 to have numerous guns and ammunition removed from his house in Harrison County. Clarence Lee was a felon and not supposed to have guns.

An indictment in U.S. District Court in Gulfport says Isaac and Michael Lee removed the guns from their brother’s house and concealed them from police.

Isaac and Michael Lee are also accused of lying to the grand jury that investigated the matter in March.

Clarence Lee was indicted in March. His brothers were indicted in April. They have pleaded not guilty.

18-wheeler collides with car on I-10

Traffic was at a standstill on the westbound lanes of I-10 near the Canal Road exit after an accident Sunday, according to Mississippi Highway Patrol Troop K spokesperson Ben Seibert.

Seibert said troopers responded to the accident at mile marker 31 around 1 p.m. He said the accident stemmed from an 18-wheeler attempting to merge onto another lane in front of a Nissan Maxima. Both vehicles reportedly collided.

The left westbound lane of I-10 was partially shutdown for a short time.

Seibert said minor injuries were reported. One person was taken to the hospital by a private vehicle.

Biloxi crash sends four to hospital

Biloxi police say a three car accident on Irish Hill Drive near McDonnell Avenue sent three adults and one child to the hospital.

The crash happened shortly after 8 a.m. Saturday. Officers said none of the injuries appear to be life-threatening.

Police said the cause of the accident is under investigation.

3 school posts filled in Columbus

With the start of school fast approaching, the Columbus Municipal School District is rushing to fill key positions and personnel vacancies.

The Commercial Dispatch reports the district’s board of trustees filled three positions last week.

Lori Cargile and Evan Caine have accepted new posts as assistant principals at Columbus High School and Alfred Brandon will be an assistant principal at Columbus Middle School.

Byram buying fire truck

The Byram Fire Department is adding equipment and planning for two new fire stations.

The Clarion-Ledger reports a new pumper truck will join its fleet by fall.

The truck will come from the Clinton Fire Department, which is selling the 1993-model truck to Hinds County’s youngest municipality for $15,000.

Byram Fire Chief Marshall Robinson said the city set aside $40,000 to buy and equip the truck. The city also applied for a grant to pay for two more pumper trucks.

The city in suburban Jackson incorporated three years ago.

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