One-vehicle accident claims life of Brookhaven man

A Brookhaven man is dead after a late night crash on Highway 51 in Brookhaven. On Monday at approximately 12:29 a.m., the Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to a fatal crash on Highway 51 in Lincoln County. According to the Mississippi Highway Patrol, a 2014 Lincoln MKZ driven by 34-year-old Bryan Ford of Brookhaven was headed … Read more

Tylertown man dies in one-vehicle crash on I-55

A Tylertown man is dead after a one-vehicle accident over the weekend. On Sunday at approximately 3:47 a.m., the Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to a fatal crash on Highway 48 in Walthall County. A 2022 Dodge Challenger driven by 24-year-old Jehdiel Harrell of Tylertown, MS, traveled east on Highway 48 when it left the roadway … Read more

Mississippi State in the 2024 Forbes Top 50 list of “America’s Best Large Employers”

STARKVILLE, Miss.—Mississippi State University is taking care of what matters—and that includes its people. MSU is the only Southeastern Conference school to make the 2024 Top 50 list of “America’s Best Large Employers” recently published by Forbes. At No. 41, Mississippi State is one of only three universities in the U.S. ranked in the Top … Read more

Transcript of Gov. Tate Reeves’ State of the State address

oday, Governor Tate Reeves gave his 2024 State of the State Address. Below is the full transcript, as prepared. Full Transcript: Thank you, Lieutenant Governor Hosemann and Speaker White. To the members of the legislature and other elected officials – thank you. Thank you for what you do every single day to make Mississippi an … Read more

Old Stahl-Urban factory building on fire in Brookhaven

  A Brookhaven landmark is going up in flames as of 6:30 Monday evening. The Stahl-Urban building, which was built in Brookhaven in 1936, produced 1.5 million uniforms for the military between 1940-1945, according to a 2016 article by Donna Campbell in The Brookhaven Daily Leader. The Daily Leader is reporting that several fire departments … Read more

Escaped Kemper County inmate caught, sheriff says

A manhunt ended Sunday after authorities apprehended escaped inmate Todd Riley, according to Sheriff James Moore. Riley escaped from the Kemper County/Newton County jail on Thursday, the sheriff said. His MDOC page says he was serving time on burglary charges and a felon in possession of a firearm charge. According to Moore, Todd Riley was … Read more

Man charged with kidnapping and domestic violence after alleged Valentine’s Day attack

A Petal man has been arrested and charged with Kidnapping and Aggravated Domestic Violence in reference to a shooting that happened on Valentine’s Day. On Wednesday, February 14, Forrest County deputies responded to the 400 block of Batson Road, Petal, in reference to a shooting. The preliminary investigation has resulted in enough probable cause to … Read more

Two arrested in February 9 homicide in Jackson

On Friday, February 9, the Jackson Police Department began investigating a Homicide and Aggravated Assault, and now two are in cusody. Detectives learned that the victims were shot occurred in the 100 block of Covington Park Drive. One of the victims was prononced dead on scene. Detectives issued warrants for the arrest of suspects Amari … Read more