By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A white Mississippi sheriff who is being sued over allegations that his department violates African-Americans’ constitutional rights says he and his deputies do their jobs “fairly and diligently.” Madison County Sheriff Randy Tucker issued a statement Thursday, three days after the American Civil Liberties Union […]
COLUMBIA, Miss. (AP) — A former Columbia police officer has pleaded guilty to sexual activity with an inmate in Marion County. WDAM-TV reports Richard Pack pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of sexual activity between certain individuals and offenders incarcerated in correctional facilities or on correctional supervision. Pack was sentenced to five years, with four-and-a-half suspended. He […]
CANTON, Mississippi (AP) — Madison County Sheriff Randy Tucker says his office is investigating numerous leads in the search for a 2-year-old girl missing for more than a week. Tucker told The Associated Press in a telephone interview Sunday afternoon that there is no sign of Myra Lewis yet but his staff, working with the […]
Authorities said a man in the country illegally is being held without bond for allegedly hacking his neighbor to death over a land dispute.
Nolasco Idisro Eugenio, 40, remains in custody in a Madison County jail after he reportedly used a machete in an attack on Alphonozo Rosas in a trailer park near Canton.
A community-wide performing arts youth concert
By Ayesha K. Mustafaa
Tributes to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on what would be his 84th birthday began in Jackson with a “Soulful Celebration” presented by the PERICO Institute for Youth Development, Sunday, Jan. 13.
Held at the Jackson Medical Mall, it was delightful to see the choirs of African American teenagers so poised and reflective of the dignity due Dr. King’s memory….
The Mississippi Link Newswire
The Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership, a 2,600-member non-profit organization, recently announced its incoming 2013 chairman, Socrates Garrett of Garrett Enterprises Consolidated Inc.
Originally chartered Aug. 23, 1880, as the Jackson Board of Trade and Cotton Exchange and primarily to serve the city of Jackson, the needs of chamber members changed over its 112-year history. On Sept. 12, 1921, it changed its name to the Jackson Chamber of Commerce….