Man gets 40 years for woman’s death in car chase

Authorities said a man has been sentenced to 40 years for causing a fatal accident while fleeing from police after stealing groceries.

Madison and Rankin counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest said Robert Williams, also known as Robert Gene Byrd, was convicted of felony evasion causing the death of another.

Williams must serve that sentence day-for-day and without the possibility of parole because he was convicted as a habitual offender. […]

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Lowe’s ‘Community Impact Grant’ benefits MidCity/Georgetown homeowners

By Jackie Hampton


Robert Williams, a 59-year-old disabled truck driver, is pleased that his home on Wood Street will be one of 21 that will receive major repairs as a result of a matching grant awarded to Habitat for Humanity/Metro Jackson (HFH/MJ).

Last fall, HFH/MJ was among nine affiliates nationwide invited to apply for one of four major Community Impact Grants from Lowes. On Friday, March 1, at a media event at Jaycee Park on Bailey Avenue, officials from Lowe’s announced…. […]