Nurse arrested for taking drugs from patient for himself

A Scott County nurse has been arrested and charged with taking drugs from a patient for his own purposes, Attorney General Jim Hood said.
Jacob  David Lee, 27, formerly a registered nurse (RN) at S. E. Lackey Critical Access Hospital in Forest, turned himself in to investigators with the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit on Wednesday, Nov. 28, following indictment by the Scott County Grand Jury on one count of  “obtaining a controlled substance by means of fraud…”

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Cain leads Hazlehurst over Charleston 21-20

Demetrius Cain rushed for 138 yards on 17 carries with a touchdown as Hazlehurst beat Charleston 21-20 Saturday to claim the MHSAA Class 3A state championship.

It is the Indians first state title since 2005 and second in school history. […]


Longtime state Senator Turner dies after illness

Longtime Democratic Mississippi state Sen. Bennie Turner, a lawyer, champion of public education and respected member of the Legislature, died Tuesday. He was 64.

Sen. Hob Bryan, a longtime colleague and friend of the legislator, told The Associated Press that Turner died Tuesday, Nov. 27, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, where he had been hospitalized with an illness. […]