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News in Rankin County, Mississippi

Woman faces money laundering charges in Rankin County
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:08:53 -0800

A California woman is facing charges in Rankin County after deputies found more than $375,000 hidden inside a vehicle. Members of a drug interdiction task force stopped a car for a traffic violation about 8 p.m. Tuesday on Interstate 20 near downtown Brandon, Sheriff Bryan Bailey said. A deputy suspected the vehicle was carrying drugs and/or contraband, Bailey said. Mug shots: November arrests ...

Rankin County boasts state's lowest unemployment rate
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:23:41 -0800

Mississippi's unemployment rate sits at 7.3 percent in October, according to figures released Tuesday by the state Department of Employment Security. Clay County has the highest unemployment rate in the state at 15.1 percent, followed by Noxubee County at 14.1 percent. The counties with unemployment rates below 5 percent include Rankin at 4.6 percent and DeSoto at 4.9 percent. The nation's ...

Inmate captured after fleeing work detail
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:24:05 -0800

Authorities have arrested a Pike County Community Work Center inmate who fled a work detail at the McComb City Barn. The Mississippi Department of Corrections said in a news release that 19-year-old Dustin Larrison was captured about 7:10 p.m. Monday without incident in a motel parking lot in Pascagoula. Authorities said Larrison was in the Mississippi Department of Transportation truck he had ...

Sunday night car crash kills Brandon man
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 11:35:39 -0800

Officials found that a 2001 Buick passenger car had been driving west on Loflin Road. They say the vehicle appeared to have run off the right side the roadway, striking a utility pole and causing heavy damage to the car. 

Man cuts his throat after stabbing girlfriend with box cutter
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 08:50:39 -0800

The victim said she had been assaulted by her boyfriend, 56-year-old Willie Earl Taylor.

Unemployment improves throughout Golden Triangle
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:20:10 -0800

The two counties with the highest unemployment in Mississippi are in or near the Golden Triangle. About 1,060 people in Clay County were looking for jobs last month, according to data released by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.

Rankin Co: Three arrested in connection with house burglary
Sun, 02 Nov 2014 01:05:49 -0700

Three people are behind bars, bringing an end to a recent crime spree in the Robinhood Community of Rankin County.

Rankin Co authorities apprehend man after hit and run
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 00:07:19 -0800

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey said a Nissan passenger car struck a pedestrian Sunday evening on Highway 49 in Florence near Waffle House.

Dodging Deer: Avoiding Deer Collisions in Mississippi
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:32:13 -0800

We've all heard the saying, “caught like a deer in headlights.” In Mississippi the chances of having a deer literally in your headlights are 1 out of 84 drivers, according to a survey by State Farm.

Corrections Corruption: Contract bidding process
Fri, 07 Nov 2014 19:05:40 -0800

Former Mississippi Department of Corrections Commissioner Chris Epps and former Rankin County School Board President Cecil McCrory have been indicted on multiple counts of fraud and bribery. The charges are related to no-bid contracts awarded to McCrory's businesses, or other businesses for which he is a consultant. Governor Phil Bryant has assigned a task force to oversee the review of all MDOC ...