Mississippi Film Office celebrates 40th anniversary

On Jan. 17, the Mississippi Film Office celebrated its 40th anniversary with a special birthday cake celebration in the rotunda of the Mississippi State Capitol. Governor Phil Bryant also signed a proclamation declaring Jan. 17 as “Mississippi Film Day.” 

The state boasts one of the five oldest film commissions in the world. […]


Seller of bootleg DVDs gets 2 years in prison

A Meridian man has been sentenced to two years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) after pleading guilty to selling pirated DVDs.

Antwun Sharell Jones, 28, of Meridian pleaded guilty and was sentenced by Judge Vernon R. Cotten in Neshoba County Circuit Court. Jones was arrested at a flea market near Philadelphia, Mississippi, after selling a bootleg copy of the movie “The Help” to an undercover investigator from the Attorney General’s Intellectual Property Theft Task Force.