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News in Rankin County, Mississippi

Itawamba County Man Receives a Life Sentence in the Killing of a Fellow Inmate
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 09:47:28 -0700

NEWS RELEASE:Madison and Rankin Counties' District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that Tyler James Smith pled guilty to first degree murder and was sentenced to life in prison for the killing of Clifton Majors. On September 1, 2013, Smith and Majors were both incarcerated in the Mississippi Department of Corrections and were being housed at the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility ...

Man at center of prison video pleads guilty in inmate slaying
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 10:08:40 -0700

An inmate captured on video allegedly celebrating after killing another prisoner pleads guilty to murder charges. Tyler "Psycho" Smith, 21, was sentenced Monday to life in prison for the beating death of Clifton Majors, said Michael Guest, the district attorney for Madison and Rankin counties. Smith and Majors were both incarcerated at the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Rankin ...

Rankin County man arrested for child exploitation
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 03:51:08 -0700

A Rankin County resident has been arrested and charged with child exploitation for allegedly possessing child pornography.

Suspect threatens to kill trailer residents and then himself in standoff
Thu, 02 Oct 2014 09:21:07 -0700

Residents at a trailer called authorities saying there was an armed man there threatening to kill them and then himself. 

Mississippi school aided Bible giveaway, atheist group claims
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 06:07:17 -0700

An atheist group says it objects to a Mississippi principal telling fifth-grade teachers to take students through a public school lobby where Gideons were handing out Bibles.

Hinds deputy in stable condition following Rankin County wreck
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 03:51:11 -0700

A Hinds County Deputy is hospitalized after being involved in a two vehicle accident in Rankin County. It happened at the intersection Highway 49 and Dixie Road, south of Florence.

Atheist group: Miss. school aided Bible giveaway
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 07:38:47 -0700

JACKSON -- An atheist group says it objects to a Mississippi principal telling fifth-grade teachers to take students through a public school lobby where Gideons were handing out Bibles.

Missing child found in Mississippi
Fri, 03 Oct 2014 06:37:36 -0700

Deputies in Mississippi have found a missing two-year-old child and the mother they say tried to run someone down when she snatched him. The Sampson County Sheriff's Office confirmed the child was found in Pearl, Mississippi. That's in Rankin County. Deputies found him around 9 p.m. Friday night. The sheriff's office said Sampson County DSS made contact with Rankin County DSS to make ...

2 killed in head-on crash in Rankin Co.
Fri, 03 Oct 2014 19:38:58 -0700

A head-on crash in Rankin County on Friday killed two people and sent another to a hospital. Authorities with the Mississippi Highway Patrol said all lanes of Highway 469 were closed just south of Highway 468 near the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility after the crash. Investigators said two people were in an Infiniti traveling south as a Dodge Ram was traveling north and crossed into the ...

Woman wanted by Sheriff's Department after Rankin County fire
Mon, 06 Oct 2014 11:05:55 -0700

Fire investigators believe woman may have ran away from the scene and might be "hiding in the woods."