16 hrs ago
Mississippi Briefs for August 20.
SNELL FAMILIES VIA THE MISS. GOVERNOR'S OFFICE/ASSOCIATED PRESSGov. Phil Bryant holding his day-old grandson, Henry Stephen Snell, Tuesday in Jackson, Miss.
21 hrs ago
Work underway on Old Fannin Road
ROADS IN RANKIN COUNTY. AS 16 WAPT'S BERT CASE REPORTS - THE OLD FANNIN ROAD PROJECT IS MOVING INTO IT'S FINAL STAGES.
Rankin County could help build conference center
The Clarion-Ledger reports that the Rankin County Board of Supervisors voted Friday to give money to the city of Flowood for the building.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Two more Mississippians infected with Mosquito borne illness
Two more people in Mississippi have the West Nile Virus. That was confirmed Monday by the Mississippi State Department of Health.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Sheriff investigates attempted kidnapping
LOOKING FOR CLUES AFTER A LITTLE GIRL CLAIMED SOMEBODY TRIED TO KIDNAP HER AT HER MAILBOX.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
Reservoir dam springs leak
THE RESERVOIR COULD COST HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS AND TAKE MONTHS TO FIX.
Tue Aug 12, 2014
The Macon Telegraph
Yazoo County resident dies from West Nile Virus
The state Department of Health said Tuesday that a Yazoo County resident died from the mosquito-borne illness earlier this month, providing no further details about the victim.
Mon Aug 11, 2014
Boil water alert affects Brandon schools
EMERGENCY IN BRANDON... TONIGHT 16 WAPT'S TAMMY ESTWICK REPORTS - HOW THAT DIRTY WATER WARNING WAS A MAJOR CONCERN THIS FIRST FULL WEEK OF SCHOOL... A RUSH TO GET CLEAN WATER... AFTER TESTS FOUND DANGEROUS LEVELS OF BACTERIA IN BRANDON'S DRINKING WATER... ITS A PRETTY BIG UNDERTAKING, WE HAVE OVER A THOUSAND STUDENTS IN THE BRANDON ZONE WE WANT TO ... (more)
Hwy 49 closure
HAPPENING RIGHT NOW... A MAJOR ROAD IN RANKIN COUNTY IS BACK OPEN AFTER CREWS CLEARED DOWNED POWER LINES.
Tue Aug 05, 2014
Mississippi Business Journal
Health Department identifies more human cases of West Nile virus
ADAMS COUNTY and RANKIN COUNTY - The Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting two new human cases of West Nile virus for 2014.
Fri Aug 01, 2014
Daniel Barber's murder conviction stands
Daniel F. Barber Jr. was convicted of murder in 2009 in Rankin County in the shooting death of Patrick Spears of Jackson.
Thu Jul 31, 2014
Missing boater's body found
The body of a Madison man who went underwater and did not resurface has been found at the Ross Barnett Reservoir.
Wed Jul 30, 2014
New Albany Gazette
Union County's unemployment rate for June was 6.9 percent, making it eighth-lowest in the state and the lowest among counties in Northeast Mississippi according to figures from the Mississippi Employment Security Commission.
Tue Jul 29, 2014
Rankin Co. To consider liquor referendum
IT 16 WAPT'S SCOTT SIMMONS IS IN THE STUDIO WITH WHAT THIS MEANS FOR THAT AREA THAT DOESN'T SELL LIQUOR AND WINE BY THE GLASS.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
The Mississippi Press
Mississippi's third West Nile virus case reported in Rankin County
The Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting the state's third human case of West Nile virus for 2014.
Sat Jul 26, 2014
Biloxi's Point Cadet Plaza is a splashy new park
With the grand opening of its newest park, Point Cadet Plaza, on Saturday afternoon, Biloxi celebrated another opportunity to unite family and community.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
2015 Distinguished Young Women of Mississippi Preliminary Winners
Preliminary competition wrapped up for the annual Distinguished Young Women of Mississippi wrapped up on Friday night at Meridian's Historic Temple Theater.
Nineteen arrested in Itawamba drug sting
Nineteen people were recently arrested and charged as part of a countywide roundup of suspects indicted through the Itawamba County Jury.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
VIDEO: Rankin County woman surprised with fairy tale proposal
"Marriage is created for one purpose and one purpose only -- and that is to further point us to what our relationship is to you, Father..." Source: YouTube Conerly, the student pastor at Venture Church in Hattiesburg, planned an elaborately themed proposal, based on Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, for his girlfriend, Taylor Townsend.
Mississippi Business Journal
Dirk Vanderleest ready to deplane after quarter century at the control
The airport situated in Rankin County had just turned 25 when Vanderleest arrived from Huntsville, Ala., where he managed that city's airport under an executive director.