JACKSON, Miss.–It’s Election Day tomorrow and even though there’s no presidential election, the races across the country for U.S. Senate have the spotlight on states where it might be close. That includes Mississippi. The possibility is that Republicans could take back over n the Senate if enough are elected. Here are some news briefs to get you in the mood to go vote:
ELECTION DAY TOMORROW
Election Day is tomorrow. It’s the Senate race that has the national folks watching Mississippi. Cochran v. Childers and Reince Preibus, National Republican Committee head, thinks Republicans will take the US Senate back. Elections for Miss. House and the Hunting and Fishing amendment, too.
BUTTERMILK SPRINGS FESTIVAL
Betcha didn’t know there’s a Buttermilk Springs Festival. Actually there wasn’t one until this weekend. It was the first. Thaxton used to be called Buttermilk Springs because people kep their buttermilk cold by putting into a natural cold spring. Now they do it the modern way, with a refridgerator, but the festival showcased local singers and artists and they hope to be doing it that way from now on in Thaxton.
NESHOBA JAIL DEATH
Just why Michael Deangelo McDougle died in the Neshoba County Jail in the wee hours Sunday morning, the MBI is looking into it. He was arrested on a burglary charged by Philadelphia Police just hours earlier, reports WTOK. He also had a resisting arrest charge. As soon as the jailers found him dead, the sheriff called in the Miss. Bureau of Investigation.
It’s a scam alert. News Mississippi has learned that someone might call you and pose as a deputy, if you’re in Lauderdale County. What’s been happening is that the scammer does enough research to make it seem legit. He says there’s a warrant for your arrest and you have to pay a fine to keep from going to jail. Don’t fall for it.
GUILTY OF MURDER
Shooting CK Randle at a graduation party back in 2010 could send Dennis Thompson to prison for life. Everybody was in court late, real late Friday. It was 11 o’clock when the jury came back and said guilty. Thompson is 22. That could mean a long time in the joint. Sentencing Thursday.
FIRE GETS JONES CO. HO– USE
Fire gets another house in Jones County Saturday night, and firefighters are saying it was a wood burning heater. Be extra careful when it gets cold.
FIRE GETS 300 ACRES IN JACKSON CO.
More than 300 acres burned by a wildfire in Jackson County. It started Friday, looks like it’s pretty much over now. But 50 homes had to be evacuated. Nobody hurt.