3 indicted by grand jury in USM altercation involving former QB Anthony Alford

HATTIESBURG, Mississippi (AP) — Three people involved in an on-campus fight at the University of Southern Mississippi last November involving a handgun and former Southern Miss quarterback Anthony Alford have been indicted by a Forrest County grand jury on felony charges.

USM campus police arrested six, including Alford, following the Nov. 28, 2012, fight near the school’s Walker Science Building. No one was hurt. Police say no shots were fired although a gun was found at the scene.

The indictments were handed down in September and made public this last week. Those indicted were:.. […]


Still no final decision in Hattiesburg mayor rematch

HATTIESBURG, Mississippi (AP) — Early returns show independent Dave Ware taking a very slim lead over Democratic incumbent Johnny DuPree in a special election for Hattiesburg mayor with absentee votes still uncounted.

The Hattiesburg American said Ware led 6,848 votes to 6,816 for DuPree with all 14 precincts reporting late Tuesday night. It said the race remained undecided with 1,055 absentee ballots to be counted… […]


Bond hearing set in Hattiesburg housing fraud case

HATTIESBURG, Mississippi – (AP) — A bond revocation hearing is scheduled Tuesday for a man charged in Mississippi with fraud related to a federal housing program for the poor and elderly.
Timothy Shane Bryant and Angela Bryant were indicted May 29. The indictment says she was a bookkeeper at a business that managed properties for people in a U.S. Department of Agriculture housing program…. […]


Alzheimer’s: A Robbery in Progress

Not only does Alzheimer’s disease robs its victims of their quality of life, but it also impacts the caregivers as well.
Marshia Smith, a longtime Jackson resident and an active member of Holy Temple Missionary Baptist Church, serves the Mothers’ Ministry where she often is expected to give words of encouragement and pearls of wisdom to others. […]