UPDATE below In Mississippi, 18.5% of the tax revenue collected each month is returned to the municipality from which it was collected. Each month our little weekly paper publishes the monthly and year-to-date (YTD) amounts returned for the current and previous years. I do not know why I hadn’t thought about gathering up these data
May 27. Possible kidnapping attempted; Lawnmower fire May 28. Two vehicles reckless driving (a.k.a. drag racing); horse loose May 29. Child custody dispute May 30. Gas spill May 31. Fire safety check June 1. Possible sick dog in house June 2. Woods fire June 3. Animal problem Those are not all. There were a few
Welcome to Volume 92, Issue 05 of local news– where I endeavor to entertain you with all the news that’s fit to print here in the newspaper of record in my little county in rural Mississippi. Before we begin, an update on the ongoing and BIG news. The sheriff– having been indicted on 12 felony
The Biggest News happened after our little local weekly newspaper went to press. Part 1. Not only had the sheriff been transferred from the Lafayette County jail to the Lee County jail, but he pleaded not guilty and he finally made bail! It was set at $400,000 so he sat in jail for almost a
Judge Appoints Acting Sheriff Our little county continues to have problems on the law enforcement front. I’ve been keeping up and I’ll have much more to say on this. For now, I’ll just note that our little county is paying two sheriffs, one of whom is unable to make bail and is sitting in jail.