Human Rights/Women’s Advocate Succumbs

By David Stokes/NNPA
Special To The Mississippi Link

After suffering a massive stroke and its debilitating effects for over a week, Mrs. Evelyn Gibson Lowery, wife of civil rights leader Rev. Joseph E. Lowery, and founder and board chair of SCLC/WOMEN (Women’s Organizational Movement for Equality Now), Inc., died last week in her southwest Atlanta home upon leaving a local hospital after doctors asserted there was nothing more medically that could be done for her… […]


Bell Honored For His Good Deeds

The Mississippi Link Newswire
UTICA –Mr. Charles Bell, Hinds Community College-Utica Campus student union director and facilities coordinator, has received a Community Service Leadership Certificate of Appreciation for the services of dedicated persons from the Internal Revenue Service, Department of the Treasury. For four months, January-April, Bell volunteered his service in helping to complete 97 income tax returns… […]


HCC-Utica Campus BIC: Completely Filled

The Mississippi Link Newswire
UTICA – The Hinds Community College-Utica Campus Business Incubation Center (BIC) welcomes its newest business owners, D & J Solutions. The desktop publishing/events consultant company is owned and operated by Utica Campus employees Diana Brown, library assistant and Joyce Woodhouse, administrative assistant.

Brown and Woodhouse are among a growing trend of independent business owners who decided to take the plunge. Brown says… […]


Stun gun death case ruling upheld by appeals court

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — A federal appeals court panel has denied a Mississippi family’s request to reinstate their multimillion dollar wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Cleveland, Miss., and two police officers.

The lawsuit was filed by the family of Jermaine Williams, who died in 2010 after being jolted twice by police stun guns. The family sought $25 million in damages.

Williams, 30, died July 23, 2010, in a confrontation with two officers responding to a call about loiterers… […]


Philadelphia man convicted in DUI deaths of 6, including five children

OXFORD, Mississippi (AP) — A Philadelphia man will serve 75 years in prison after being convicted of six counts of DUI/manslaughter in the deaths of his five children and an adult family friend last year.

Prosecutors said Duane John Sr., 34, was sentenced Wednesday by Circuit Judge Marcus Gordon to 15 years on each count to run consecutively for a total 90 years. Fifteen years were suspended leaving 75 to serve… […]


Mississippians will pay among highest health premiums under federally-run program

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Mississippi is one of the poorest states in the nation, and its residents will pay some of the highest premiums under a federally run health insurance exchange.

The federal government released information Wednesday showing the estimated cost of a mid-range plan will be $448 a month in Mississippi. That compares to an average of $328 in 47 states and the District of Columbia… […]


Study: BP spill did wide damage to sea-floor life

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Texas A&M researcher says the BP oil spill did at least moderate damage to the tiny animals that live on the sea floor for about 57 square miles around the Macondo well, with severe damage covering about nine square miles.

Paul Montagna (mon-TAN-yuh) says it could be a generation or more before the creatures recover… […]


Jim Hood joins in call for tough rules on e-cigarettes

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has joined 39 other attorneys general in urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to regulate electronic cigarettes in the same way it regulates tobacco products.

Hood says in a news release Wednesday that the FDA should place restrictions on the advertising and ingredients of the popular, highly-addictive product, and prohibit its sale to minors… […]