Police officer fired after being charged in connection to murder

August 23, 2013 in News, Southern Mississippi News, The Buzz, Top Stories

MCCOMB, Mississippi (AP) — McComb Police Chief Greg Martin says a Brookhaven police officer, who was arrested in connection with a murder in Pike County Monday, had been fired by his department prior to his hiring in Brookhaven.

Brookhaven Police Chief Bobby Bell told The Daily Leader the arrest of the now former officer Jasper Cortez Pittman came as a shock to him. Pittman was arrested by Pike County authorities in the murder of 53-year-old Kenneth Thompson….

Kolin Publishes 10th Edition of Business/Technical Writing Textbook

February 7, 2012 in Education, News, Southern Mississippi News, Statewide News, Top Stories

Dr. Philip C. Kolin, University Distinguished Professor of English in the College of Arts and Letters, recently had the 10thedition of his widely used Successful Writing at Work published through […]

Pardoned Miss. murderers to remain free for now

January 24, 2012 in Central Mississippi News, News, Northern Mississippi News, Southern Mississippi News, Statewide News

(AP) JACKSON, Miss – Four convicted murderers pardoned by outgoing Mississippi governor Haley Barbour will remain free at least until a hearing on February 3, reports CNN.  Eight of the […]