Monthly Archives: January 2015

Prepare for Hard Freeze

> > PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has been notified by the National Weather Service that the entire state may see a hard freeze over the next few days. Low temperatures will likely reach the teens and 20’s,…

Former Greenville Parks Commission Director Sentenced

> JACKSON- State Auditor Stacey Pickering announced today that Yvette Yeager, a former employee of the Greenville Parks and Recreation Department, has been sentenced to ten years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections. Yeager previously plead guilty…

Inmate’s Death at Parchman under Investigation

> > JACKSON – State inmate Thomas Smith, #133795, was found dead early Monday morning in his unit at Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman. > > Smith, 38, was housed at Unit 28, a minimum-medium custody unit for inmate workers.…

Nunnelee Being Treated in Tupelo

> > Nunnelee Being Treated in Tupelo > > Washington, D.C. – Rep. Alan Nunnelee (R-Miss.) experienced a hematoma in his left leg over the holidays and is currently being treated at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Doctors…

Qualifying period opens in MS

> Jackson, Miss.—The qualifying period for state elected offices is now open in Mississippi. The following offices are open for election in 2015: > > · Statewide Elected Officials > · State Senators and Representatives > · Transportation and Public…

MORE TORNADOES CONFIRMED, SAFE ROOMS SAVE LIVES

> > PEARL – The National Weather Service in Jackson has confirmed at least seven tornadoes touched down in the state with surveys still ongoing. > Covington County: two EF-1 tornadoes. > Lauderdale County: one EF-1 tornado. > Lawrence County:…

Youth squirrel hunt scheduled for Feb. 7

> > > MISSISSIPPI STATE — Wildlife groups are partnering to promote hunting and firearm safety among Mississippi youths through squirrel hunts at seven sites across the state next month. > > The Mississippi State University Extension Service will join…

Four Confirmed Tornadoes, Updated Damage Reports

> > PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received official damage reports from three counties from Saturday’s tornadoes and severe weather. There are 10 homes destroyed, two with major damage and 20 with minor damage for a total…