Former governor receives FBI community leadership award

Former Mississippi Governor William F. Winter has been awarded the 2012 FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award. Daniel McMullen, Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the FBI in Mississippi, presented the award to Governor Winter during the Jackson Field Office All-Employee Conference on Dec. 7.

Since 1990, the FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award (DCLA) has been a principal means by which the FBI has publicly recognized the achievements of individuals and organizations who have worked diligently to prevent crime, drug and gang violence, and to promote education in their community. Each of the FBI’s field offices selects one individual or organization each year to receive this award. […]


Man steals car with toddler inside

A 25-year-old man is in police custody after he allegedly stole a woman’s car with her 3-year-old child inside.

Bradly Scott Hilsabeck is being held by request of the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) following an incident that occurred about 6:46 p.m., Sunday.

Lt. James Massey, of the Pascagoula Police Department, said a woman was standing at her vehicle in the Walgreen’s Parking lot in the 3800 block of Market Street when Hilsabeck reportedly pushed her away and took off in her vehicle. […]


2 dead in early Saturday Jackson shootings

Jackson police are investigating two early morning homicides.

WLBT reports that the first happened around 12:30 a.m. Saturday. Police said the 38-year-old victim was shot four times in the parking lot of an apartment complex.

Another shooting happened just after 2 a.m. Saturday. A 23-year-old man was gunned down at a Jackson intersection. He was shot five times and was pronounced dead on the scene. No arrests have been reported so far as the investigations continue. […]


Two Jackson men plead guilty to federal drug charges

Willie James Williams, a/k/a Big Bug, a/k/a Chill, 33, of Jackson, and Willie Earl Culley, 51, of Jackson, have each pleaded guilty in federal court to possession with intent to distribute cocaine. The defendants were indicted in connection with Operation Paperchase, an extensive investigation targeting illegal narcotics distribution in the city of Jackson.

Williams and Culley will be sentenced by Senior U.S. District Judge David C. Bramlette, III on March 12, 2013. Both defendants face a maximum penalty of 40 years in prison and up to a $5 million fine.


11 graduate from Hinds Circuit Drug Court

The Hinds County Drug Court celebrated its 31st graduation this month in Jackson at the Hinds County Courthouse. Eleven people graduated from the two-year program.

The keynote speaker was Kevin T. Wilbert, director of operations for the University of Mississippi Medical Center Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology. Circuit Judge Winston Kidd, who supervises the Drug Court, presided over the graduation.



The Mississippi Link Newswire
Sears Hometown Stores plan to hand out more than savings this holiday season. Select Sears Hometown Stores across the U.S. are collecting non-perishable food items to donate to local charities in their communities. Customers who live in Byram are encouraged to stop into the Sears Hometown Store located at 5547 1-55 South and drop off items now through Dec. 29. Each person who donates a food item will receive $5 off their purchase of $50*. The food collected will be donated to the Salvation Army…. […]

Local Sports

Notre Dame’s 1st black starting QB dies at 60

On Jan. 7, sophomore Everett Golson will attempt to tie a Notre Dame record by winning his first 11 starts as the Fighting Irish quarterback (originally set by Bob Williams from 1949-50).

Maybe the most refreshing aspect of this potential milestone is Golson is known as a quarterback – not “a black quarterback.”

That’s not how it was for Cliff Brown, who became Notre Dame’s starter as a sophomore in 1971, the man who bridged Joe Theismann (1969-70) and Tom Clements (1972-74). Theismann was a Heisman runner-up for the No. 2 team in 1970, and Clements directed the 1973 national title […]