Rankin County Newswire

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  1. Year in Review: Tragedy on Caledonian BoulevardRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 22 | WLBT-TV Jackson

    They were considered a perfect family with a fairy tale life: Hinds County Deputy Chris Smith and his wife Amber raising their two children in a home on Caledonian Boulevard in Rankin County. But on a Wednesday night in April, gunshots shattered that peace.

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  2. Officials investigate crash that killed Belhaven football playerRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 20 | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    One of Belhaven University's senior football players was struck and killed by a possible drunk driver Christmas Eve night when he was riding his bicycle home from work. Tonight the Rankin County Sheriff's Office is reconstructing the deadly scene that took the life of 26-year-old Trey Rich.

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  3. Mississippi ranks 7th nationally in certified teachersRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Norwalk Citizen News

    ... ty of Mississippi at 22nd. The top five school districts statewide by total number of teachers certified are: Rankin County with 182, DeSoto County with 133, Madison County with 123, Jackson Public Schools with 119 and Tupelo Public Schools with 111.

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  4. Wilkinson County CWC inmate capturedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... mmunity Work Center Thursday afternoon. He will be transported to Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Rankin County and now faces an additional five-year sentence if convicted of escape.

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  5. Escaped inmate captured not far from Wilkinson County prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 22 | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    ... news release says McWhorter was on the run for almost eight hours. Once captured, he was taken to a prison in Rankin County, 150 miles from the southwest corner of the state where McWhorter was serving a burglary sentence. He reportedly broke out ...

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  6. Severe weather alerts in effectRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 23 | WAPT-TV Jackson

    ... threat for storms during the day which could produce damaging winds up to 65 mph and isolated tornadoes. Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey said the county's storm room on Marquette Road will be open and staffed until the severe weather threat ...

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  7. Our Opinion: Turner again proposes private contract reformsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 23 | Newms360.com

    ... the awarding of no-bid contracts, such as the ones Epps is accused of receiving kickbacks for steering toward Rankin County businessman and former legislator Cecil McCrory. He said his goal is "to bring accountability and efficiency to the contract ...

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  8. Holiday crime crackdownRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 21 | WAPT-TV Jackson

    ... AROUND" AUTHORITIES WARN -- THESE DISTRACTIONS LEAVE YOU VULNERABLE WHILE YOU'RE SHOPPING. THAT'S WHY ACROSS RANKIN COUNTY-- THEY'RE ON HIGH ALERT, THE LAST SHOPPING DAYS BEFORE CHRISTMAS. "THE CRIMINALS WILL BE THERE. THEY'LL WATCH PEOPLE PUT ...

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  9. Turner to try again on state contracts review billRead the original story

    Saturday Dec 20 | Newms360.com

    ... the awarding of no-bid contracts, such as the ones Epps is accused of receiving kickbacks for steering toward Rankin County businessman and former legislator Cecil McCroy. Epps has been indicted in federal court on charges of receiving hundreds of ...

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  10. Rankin man drags dog behind truck and then leaves it for dead in parking lotRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 20 | Examiner.com

    After Martin's dog was dragged behind his pickup truck for nearly a mile, the dog was just left in a parking lot. A Rankin County, Mississippi man faces aggravated animal cruelty charges for allegedly dragging his dog behind his pickup truck and then leaving the injured animal in a parking lot reports the Clarion-Ledger.

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  11. Burglary suspects dump car on tracksRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 19 | WAPT-TV Jackson

    ... CALLED 911. POLICE HADOFFICERS STATIONED FROM ELTON RD TO PARTS OF FRONTAGE ROAD... THEY SAY THE TWO ARE FROM RANKIN COUNTY. WE'LL STAY OUT HERE AND BRING YOU THE LATEST TONIGHT AT 6. LIVE IN JACKSON, JO 16 WAPT NEWS. THANKS. NEW-DEVELOPMENTS ...

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  12. 2 Women Plead Guilty to Hate Crime in Connection With Running Over and Killing A Black ManRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | KRON 4

    ... sparked a broader investigation into reports that young white men and women were driving from mostly white Rankin County into majority-black Jackson to assault African-Americans. Richards' statement said she encouraged one of those defendants to hit ...

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  13. Two women charged with hate crimes after encouraging gang to attack ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 14 | Daily Mail

    ... sparked a broader investigation into reports that young white men and women were driving from mostly white Rankin County into majority-black Jackson to assault African-Americans. Richards and Graves admitted that on June 26, 2011, they encouraged ...

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  14. 2 Mississippi Women Plead Guilty To Hate CrimesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 14 | Switched

    ... sparked a broader investigation into reports that young white men and women were driving from mostly white Rankin County into majority-black Jackson to assault African-Americans. Richards' statement said she encouraged one of those defendants to hit ...

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  15. Two white Miss. women plead guilty to racist attacksRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 14 | CBS News

    ... a broader investigation into reports that groups of young white men and women would drive from mostly white Rankin County into majority-black Jackson to assault African-Americans. Deryl Paul Dedmon, John Aaron Rice, Dylan Wade Butler, William Kirk ...

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  16. 2 Mississippi women admit hate-crime role in running over, killing black manRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 2 | NOLA.com

    ... sparked a broader investigation into reports that young white men and women were driving from mostly white Rankin County into majority-black Jackson to assault African-Americans. Richards' statement said she encouraged one of those defendants to hit ...

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  17. 2 Brandon women, 21, plead guilty to hate crimeRead the original story

    Saturday Dec 13 | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    ... ed a broader investigation into reports that groups of young white men and women would drive from mostly white Rankin County into majority-black Jackson to assault African-Americans.

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  18. Greenwood doctor faces more examinationsRead the original story

    Saturday Dec 13 | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    A judge is asking for the next round of psychiatric examinations for a Greenwood doctor to be conducted a state hospital in Rankin County. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports that Chancellor Hollis McGehee and attorneys for Dr. Arnold Smith and the state agreed this week on two mental health professionals who would conduct the examination.

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  19. MS Department of Corrections Task Force meetsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    ... has happened up until now. November 5th -- Epps resigns amid a federal investigation. November 6th -- Epps and Rankin County businessman Cecil McCrory are indicted on fraud and bribery charges. November 7th -- Governor Phil Bryant assigns a task ...

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  20. Bald Eagle wounded in Rankin CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | WAPT-TV Jackson

    Officials now believe a Bald Eagle found unable to fly this past Sunday in Rankin County was not shot recently but has old shotgun wounds that probably led to it's condition. DOCTORS SAY AN INJURED-BALD-EAGLE FOUND IN RANKIN COUNTY WAS NOT SHOT RECENTLY.

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