The Lafayette County grand jury has indicted a Laurel man on capital murder and grand larceny charges in the death of an Ole Miss student in December. Derick Boone, 23, a West Jones High and Jones County Junior College graduate, and Steven Wilbanks of North Carolina and Joseph Lyons of Houston, Texas, face a possible…read more
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U.S. Senate candidate Chris McDaniel picked up endorsements from a couple of conservative heavyweights this week. Former vice president candidate Sarah Palin and former presidential candidate Gary Bauer both said this week that they’re backing the state senator from Ellisville in his Republican primary challenge of six-term incumbent Thad Cochran. “Chris McDaniel has a proven…read more
From identifying the best golf clubs to improving individual swings, Mississippi State researchers are using science to make golfers’ games better. For the fourth consecutive year, MSU professor Tom Lacy was selected by Golf Digest to review more than 250 clubs for the magazine’s “2014 Hot List” edition. He is one of six experts listed…read more
It occurs to me that sauerkraut never gets a good press, much like the situation of, say, alligators, in the animal world. Lions probably kill more people every year than alligators but lions have this pretty-boy-of-the-plains look. With sauerkraut, it’s the look of the vegetable as well as the taste. The new Reuben sandwich at…read more
Most people probably don’t realize it, but March 16-22 is what we in the newspaper business call Sunshine Week. It has nothing to do with spring break or the beautiful weather. And it doesn’t just affect newspaper folks. Sunshine Week serves as a reminder that open government is good government, by the people, for the…read more
David L. Holloway, 46 DUI-felony (JCSD) Joseph E. Smith, 22 DUI-refusal to take test, possession of controlled substance with intent to distribute, improper equipment, no insurance (LPD) Mary Thigpen, 21 Domestic violence (JCSD) Xavier Trevon McGill, 22 Public drunkenness, false pretense (LPD) Arthur McCurdy, 28 Domestic violence, trespassing-willful (LPD) Kelly Hill, 44 DUI-second offense, reckless…read more
Isn’t 65 the traditional retirement age? Perhaps, but baby boomers are modifying the definition of a traditional retirement (if not redefining it altogether). The Social Security Administration has subtly revised its definition of the traditional retirement age as well. If you glance at the SSA website, the “full” retirement age for Americans born from 1943-1954 is 66,…read more
Recently elected pastor Bishop L. W. Bolton Jr. will preach at his new church home, Greater Faith M.B. Church (6200 Highway 84 West, Soso) Sunday (March 16). Services start at 10 a.m. every Sunday. The public is invited. For more, call (601) 763-3130.
Several members of the Northeast Jones Chapter of Future Farmers of America recently participated in Black Gold Federation competition at Jones County Junior College. Perri Purvis took first place in Junior Creed Speaking while Hogan Brewer and Ford Turner won first place in Senior Tractor Operations and Maintenance. Placing second in Junior Tool ID were…read more