Saturday, May 18 2013 7:09 PM EDT2013-05-18 23:09:31 GMT
Officials with the Jackson County Sheriff's department say the body of Timothy Gordon, Sr. was found just after 12 p.m. Saturday on the Escatawpa River. Friday evening around 5:30, Gordon and anotherMore >>
Officials with the Jackson County Sheriff's department say the body of Timothy Gordon was found just after 12 p.m. Saturday on the Escatawpa River. The man with Gordon at the time of the accident now faces drug charges. More >>
Monday, May 13 2013 12:24 PM EDT2013-05-13 16:24:04 GMT
MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:04 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:04:19 GMT
It is the end of an era for one Biloxi elementary school. A long-time PE teacher is retiring at the end of the month. And when he leaves, so will a popular tradition he started three decades ago.More >>
It is the end of an era for one Biloxi elementary school. A long-time PE teacher is retiring at the end of the month. And when he leaves, so will a popular tradition he started at the school three decades ago. Thousands of students consider him the "coolest" teacher around.More >>
JACKSON, MS (WLOX) -
A former Chancery Clerk for Greene County pled guilty Monday to two counts of embezzlement which occurred during her time as Greene County Chancery Clerk in 2005-2007.
Latricia Cornelson, 48, was sentenced to ten years in prison, but that time was suspended, so she will not actually serve any jail time. As part of her plea, Cornelson must pay $8,000 in court costs and fines. She will be on probation for four years, and will never again be allowed to work for city, county or state government.
"I am pleased with the sentence handed down to Latricia Cornelson by the Circuit Court," said State Auditor Stacey Pickering. "This case should serve as a reminder to public employees that my office will investigate and assist in the prosecution of any individual who betrays the public trust. I appreciate the efforts of District Attorney Tony Lawrence in the prosecution of this case."
"This has been a long term investigation that will not end with this plea today," DA Tony Lawrence said. "My office is committed to continue to investigate any allegations of public corruption. This is another step in ensuring that government works for the people and does not steal from the people."
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