Pearl River County Newswire (Page 5)

Pearl River County Newswire (Page 5)

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Pearl River County, MS. (Page 5)

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  1. Second suspect in cocaine conspiracy to plead guiltyRead the original story

    Jan 26, 2015 | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    Court records show a second man accused in a cocaine conspiracy in Pearl River County and elsewhere in South Mississippi has informed the court of his intent to plead guilty in the case. The Sun Herald reports Juan Resendez and Nicholas Wilkes are each accused in a conspiracy to distribute five or more kilos of cocaine in South Mississippi from as early as 2005 through the date of the indictment in early November.

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  2. Mardi Gras parades start in South Mississippi this weekRead the original story

    Jan 26, 2015 | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    The Sun Herald reports the Krewe of Legacy will kick off the series of parades at 1 p.m. Saturday in Pass Christian. The festivities will stretch to Pearl River County on Saturday with the Krewe of Pearl's parade at 2 p.m. in Picayune.

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  3. Ex-policeman sentenced on attempted murder, cuts throatRead the original story

    Jan 25, 2015 | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    Pearl River County Sheriff David Allison says a former Hattiesburg policeman cut his throat outside the prison where he was taken to serve a 60-year sentence. Allison tells The Hattiesburg American that Averal Dan Burnett Jr. is hospitalized and expected to live.

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  4. Former Hattiesburg cop, sentenced in attempted murder-for-hire plot, cuts his throat at prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2015 | The Mississippi Press

    A former Hattiesburg policeman cut his throat outside the prison where he was taken to serve a 60-year sentence for paying a former cellmate to kill his wife and stepdaughter, Pearl River County Sheriff David Allison says . Burnett was sentenced Friday to 30 years each on two counts of attempted capital murder.

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  5. More Read the original story

    Jan 23, 2015 | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    A former law enforcement officer convicted of trying to have his wife and stepdaughter killed has been sentenced to 60 years in prison. A Pearl River County jury in December convicted 48-year-old Averal Burnett of two counts of attempted capital murder.

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  6. Junior Burnett attempts suicide after sentencingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2015 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... to the facility after his sentencing when the incident occurred. "It occurred at the gate where Pearl River County officers were to turn over custody of Burnett," said Pearl River County Chief Deputy Shane Tucker. "As the transport officers went to ...

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  7. Attorney says former MS lawman's suicide attempt 'the equivalent of an execution'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2015 | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    ... guilty of two counts of attempted murder in December. After sentencing, Burnett was transported in a Pearl River County Sheriff's patrol car to the Central Mississippi Regional Correctional Facility. Authorities say officers exited the vehicle to ...

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  8. Averal "Junior" Burnett sentenced to 60 years.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2015 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    A former Pine Belt lawman found guilty on two counts of attempted capital murder in December was sentenced to 60 years in prison Friday. Averal "Junior" Burnett, 48, was found guilty by a jury Dec. 17 in a Pearl River County Court.

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  9. Mississippi dam no longer in danger of failing after intentional breach, newspaper reportsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2015 | The Times-Picayune

    A Mississippi dam that authorities feared might fail has been intentionally breached to relieve the mounting pressure from the water, the Picayune Item reports. Authorities on Wednesday warned that the dam on a 50-acre lake in Amackertown, in northern Pearl River County, was in imminent danger of breaking.

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  10. Official: Dam to be repaired after lake drainsRead the original story

    Jan 23, 2015 | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    A controlled breach of the failing Amackertown dam has alleviated chances the leaking structure will break, according to Pearl River County officials. The dam is located on a 50acre lake in Amackertown in north Pearl River County.

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  11. Bill to eliminate inspection stickers passes Senate Finance CommitteeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2015 | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    ... is mentally and physically unfit to manage his businesses. But Tom Benson says not so fast. Officials in Pearl River County tell us they are working to drain an entire 50 acre lake in the Amackertown community after a leak was discovered in a dam on ...

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  12. Flooding concerns grow over dam near state lineRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2015 | WDSU-TV New Orleans

    There were tense moments last night and this morning as a dam located on a Pearl River County, Mississippi lake appeared to be on the verge of breaking. THE DAM SAFETY PEOPLE CAME DOWN AND LOOKED AT IT.

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  13. Officials forced to drain 50 acre lake after discovering leak in damRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2015 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    Officials in Pearl River County tell us they are working to drain an entire 50 acre lake in the Amackertown community after a leak was discovered in a dam on Wednesday. County spokesman Tony Bounds said the dam, located just miles from the Pearl River/Marion County line, was in "imminent danger" of breaking.

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  14. Officials: Pearl River County dam in 'imminent danger' of breakingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2015 | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    A dam holding back a 50 acre lake in the Amackertown community in Pearl River County is at risk of collapsing. That is according to county spokesman Tony Bounds.

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  15. Hancock/state election qualification updateRead the original story

    Jan 20, 2015 | Sea Coast Echo

    ... for nearly a decade in the '90s. He is currently the District 47 state senator. District 47 serves Pearl River County. The southern district is made up of 27 counties. The commission regulates utilities services. Southern District Commissioner ...

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  16. MLK Day in the Bay honors local leadersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2015 | Sea Coast Echo

    Children of the late Albert J. Fairconnetue accept their father's award on his behalf Monday at the Bay St. Louis Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration. Hundreds turned out on Monday for Bay St. Louis's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day parade and to honor some of the Bay's own trailblazers.

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  17. Forrest Co. manhunt underway for kidnapping suspectRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2015 | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    ... Frankin Foulks entered his information in a computer. All of the sudden, Foulks collapsed. Officials in Pearl River County are combing through the woods off Highway 43 north searching for body parts. Tuesday, a skull, a shotgun, and other body parts ...

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  18. Search for lost ducks uncovers human skeleton in Pearl River County woodsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2015 | The Mississippi Press

    The Picayune Item reports a property owner looking for lost ducks found a human skull Tuesday in a wooded area near her home. Chief Deputy Shane Tucker says deputies and the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation were back at the scene Wednesday where they found a pelvis and other bones about 20 feet from the skull.

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  19. 55 animals seized in Pearl River CountyRead the original story

    Jan 15, 2015 | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    The Sun Herald reports deputies and officials from the Humane Society of the United States seized 40 dogs, 11 gerbils, two turtles, a rabbit and a horse Monday from a home southeast of Poplarville after receiving a complaint about animals kept in unsanitary conditions. Chief Deputy Shane Tucker said the woman who owned the animals was arrested on a charge of misdemeanor animal cruelty.

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  20. Skeletal remains discovered in Pearl River CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2015 | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    Officials in Pearl River County combed through the woods off Highway 43 north searching for clues surrounding the discovery of human remains. The Mississippi Bureau of Investigations, along with an anthropologist from USM, spent most of the day combing the area for clues that might help them determine how the man died.

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