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Worker who fell 5 floors dies

A 43-year-old construction worker who survived for nearly a week in the hospital after falling from a five-story building in Belhaven has died.

Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham-Stewart tells The Clarion-Ledger that Stacey Andrew Washington died Wednesday night about 8:30 at the University of Mississippi Medical Center from multiple blunt force injuries associated with the fall. […]

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Pickens Mayor Joel Gill killed in car accident

Pickens Mayor Joel Gill, who was a past candidate for Mississippi agriculture commissioner and U.S. congress, has died in a car accident. He was 61.

Mississippi Highway Patrol Sgt. Ben Williams said Gill’s car ran off Mississippi Highway 17 near Pickens Thursday afternoon and struck a tree, but it’s not clear what caused the accident. […]

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MDOC: ‘Two inmates at large’

Officials with the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) said two inmates from the Forrest County Community Worker Center went missing Saturday evening about 5 p.m.

MDOC Spokesperson Tara Booth said 26-year-old David Bass and 22-year-old James Robert Martin walked off a work detail at the Forrest County facility in Hattiesburg and were last seen wearing MDOC state-issued green and white striped pants and white MDOC shirts with “MDOC Convict” printed on the back. […]