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.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Unemployment up in 3 Coast counties
Unemployment rose in the three Coast counties in June, something that historically occurs from May to June as the full impact of students entering the labor force occurs, according to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Man's conviction in beating death stands
Clarence Jones was convicted in Rankin County in 2011 of capital murder and sentenced to life in prison without parole for the slaying of 33-year-old Stephen Johnson.
Hate crime investigation grows in Mississippi
A three-year federal investigation into groups of suburban white teens crossing into Mississippi's capital city to attack blacks has grown to 10 indictments and six convictions.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
4 more indicted in attacks on blacks
John Lewis Blaylack, 20, Sarah Adelia Graves, 21, Robert Henry Rice, 23, and Shelby Brooke Richards, 20, entered not-guilty pleas Wednesday before Magistrate Keith Ball on various charges including conspiracy and committing a hate crime.
4 more indicted in attacks on blacks
John Lewis Blalack, 20, Sarah Adelia Graves, 21, Robert Henry Rice, 23, and Shelby Brooke Richards, 20, entered not-guilty pleas Wednesday before Magistrate Keith Ball on various charges including conspiracy and committing a hate crime.
Sheriff makes arrests in string of auto burglaries
A rash of auto burglaries in Rankin County's Cleary Heights area led to the arrest of two adults and a juvenile, authorities said.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
McDaniel sues Rankin Co Circuit Clerk to see original voting records
Rankin County Circuit Clerk Becky Boyd confirms she has been sued by Chris McDaniel for redacting birth dates from voting records.
Bond set for woman facing drug charges
A 50-thousand-dollar- bond for the Rankin County mother accused of hiding drugs and a crack-pipe on her kids.
Sun Jul 13, 2014
Jasmine Murray of Columbus 'excited and thankful" to be new Miss Mississippi
Experience and persistence paid off Saturday night when Jasmine Murray of Columbus was crowned Miss Mississippi 2014 at the Vicksburg Convention Center.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
Husband and wife, both former Ridgeland school coaches, face child sex charges
A husband and wife who have been coaches at Ridgeland schools for the past few years are now facing serious criminal charges.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
Which Breed of Dog is Responsible for the Majority of Dog Bites?
According to most statistics, pit bulls and pit bull mixes account for more than half of all dog bites each year "All dogs of course can bite they all have teeth and all dogs bite all dogs can attack.
Police: Woman hides meth with 5-year-old daughter
Police: Woman hides meth with 5-year-old daughter She allegedly hid methamphetamine in her 5-year-old daughter's pockets.