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News in Rankin County, Mississippi
MDOT funding problems
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:57:34 -0800
MDOT is launching a program called the Long Term Transportation Plan, where they take input from taxpayers on what road projects should take priority.
34 Years on the run... now back behind bars
Sat, 21 Feb 2015 10:23:31 -0800
He has been in the run for 34 years but a fugitive arrested in Utah is now back in custody in Mississippi.
Jackson man arrested for insurance fraud
Tue, 17 Feb 2015 14:43:26 -0800
A Jackson resident has been arrested for false pretense involving an insurance fraud case. Ernest Martell Day, 39, has been arrested by the Rankin County Sheriff's Office.
Brandon teacher arrested at middle school
Fri, 20 Feb 2015 11:42:56 -0800
Authorities tell us he was arrested on charges of burglary of a dwelling out of Lowndes County.
Corrections Corruption scandal linked to Gulf Coast
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 19:46:49 -0800
We are learning the high-profile corrections corruption scandal involving the former head of M-D-O-C and a Rankin County businessman could extend to the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Jackson Fights Takeover of Sewer System
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 06:21:21 -0800
De'Keither Stamps, the Jackson city council president and Ward 4 representative, said approval of the application would "hang the noose" of higher sewer rates on both the citizens of Jackson and Rankin County.
MDOC correctional officer charged with armed robbery
Thu, 12 Feb 2015 18:18:54 -0800
A Mississippi Department of Corrections employee is behind bars for armed robbery. MDOC says 22 year old Kelsey McInnis is currently a correctional officer who works in Rankin County at the Central Mississippi Correctional facility.
Controlling the cat population
Fri, 06 Feb 2015 00:15:12 -0800
It's a feline frenzy in Rankin County and Brandon, but a 38-thousand dollar spay and neuter grant may eliminate the overpopulation of cats.
Convicted sex offender sentenced for DUI death of child
Tue, 17 Feb 2015 10:23:19 -0800
Edward Sullivan has been sentenced to serve 50 years, after pleading guilty to one count of DUI Death and two counts of DUI Mayhem.
Flu is a sneaky virus
Fri, 13 Feb 2015 00:32:59 -0800
It seems flu season is dwindling, but is it really? The Walgreens Flu Index lists Mississippi as number five in the country for flu activity, and Jackson ranks seventh among cities. Doctors are not surprised.