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Dearman agrees to guilty plea in grizzly 2016 killings near Citronelle

MOBILE — Attorneys for a Greene County man accused of a mass killing near Citronelle, Ala. in 2016 will reportedly plead guilty to the murders. Reporter Mark R. Kent of the Call-News newspaper, which covers Citronelle and Mobile County, is reporting that attorneys representing Derrick Dearman filed notice Tuesday morning in Mobile County Circuit Court…

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Errington named acting superintendent at SMCI

From Staff Reports A Greene County native and veteran administrator at South Mississippi Correctional Institution (SMCI) has been tabbed as the Leakesville prison’s newest leader. Mississippi Department of Corrections Commissioner Pelicia E. Hall announced Monday afternoon that SMCI Deputy Warden Joe Errington has been appointed acting superintendent. Errington, 60, has spent his entire career with the…

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MDOC releases statement on latest escape at SMCI

The following is the full press release issued today by MDOC MDOC’s Statement on the recent escape at SMCI In response to media inquiries about the escape of Michael F. Wilson on July 5, 2018, at the South Mississippi Correctional Institution (SMCI), the Mississippi Department of Corrections issues the following statement: The Mississippi Department of…

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DeBar asks attorney general to investigate latest SMCI escape

From Staff Reports A member of the Senate committee that oversees the state’s prison system has asked the state attorney general to investigate a recent inmate escape from South Mississippi Correctional Institution. Citing concerns that officials with the Department of Corrections may not conduct an open and honest review of circumstances leading up to the…

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Reeves says he’s not to blame for planned road near his home

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS – Associated Press JACKSON (AP) — Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said Wednesday that he did not pressure the Mississippi Department of Transportation to build a $2 million road near his gated neighborhood. Reeves said Central District Transportation Commissioner Dick Hall, who is also an elected Republican, pushed for the proposed frontage…

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Escaped inmate captured

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — An inmate has been captured in Mississippi, two days after escaping from a state prison. The Mississippi Department of Corrections says 47-year-old Michael F. Wilson , known as “Pretty Boy Floyd,” was captured Saturday evening in the coastal city of Ocean Springs. He was discovered missing Thursday afternoon from South…

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Police seeking help in attempted break-ins Thursday morning

  From Staff Reports The Greene County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help identifying several suspects in an attempted burglary at a convenience store near Leakesville early Thursday morning. Manager Tianey Hillman posted several photos on Facebook Thursday morning that were taken from security video at The Junction, located at the intersection of Hwy. 594…

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Greene County man sentenced to nearly 12 years on drug charges

From Staff Reports A Greene County man will spend nearly 12 years in a federal penitentiary after being sentenced this week for drug trafficking. Marcus Ladelle Moody, 44, was sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola, Jr. to 143 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for possessing with intent to…

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