Steve Martin hired as Commissioner of Mississippi Community College Athletics and affiliated activities

By FROM STAFF REPORTS,

The Mississippi Community College Board (MCCB) has hired Mr. Steve Martin to serve as Commissioner of Mississippi Community College Athletics and Affiliated Activities.  He replaces Mr. Jim Southward who retired in December after working at the MCCB for 16 years.  Mr. Martin’s appointment is effective April 1, 2019.





Choctaw tribal member sentenced to 45 years in prison for 2nd degree murder

By FROM STAFF REPORTS,

Jerome Steve, 33, of Philadelphia, was sentenced Thursday by Chief U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III to 540 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for second degree murder, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Special Agent in Charge Christopher Freeze with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.







Philadelphia man sentenced to 22 years for drug conspiracy

By FROM STAFF REPORTS,

Lorenzo Dyrell Hickman, 32, of Philadelphia was sentenced March 5 by U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate to 270 months in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, according to U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Jere T. Miles, Special Agent in Charge of U.S.




USDA designates ten Mississippi counties as natural disaster areas

By FROM STAFF REPORTS,

PHILADELPHIA — Administrator Richard Fordyce designated one Mississippi county as a primary natural disaster area. Producers in Leake County who suffered physical damage and losses caused by a tornado that occurred on Jan. 19, 2019, may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans.


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