FORREST COUNTY, Miss.–There are some ladies who don’t mind popping off a few shots at you, if they’re mad enough, say deputies in Forrest County. Here’s their story and a few others. It’s news briefs to make your Monday:
LADIES ARRESTED FOR SHOOTING
The sound of a gun being fired off and employees at a convenience store on Hwy. 49 in Forrest County hit the deck Friday afternoon. These two ladies may be the ones who fired the gun. Cops say Subreyonia Magee and Bianca Pittman were arrested. The two got into a fight at the store and when they peeled a wheel police say Magee pulled a pistol and shot at another car and the store. They say Pittman was driving drunk.
MERIDIAN GANG AND GUNS
How about a car full of guns and guys believed to be in a gang driving. That’s what Meridian cops say they found when they pulled that car over this weekend after hearing gunshots. Two people were arrested and the guns were taken downtown, too.
MORE TAX MONEY FOR COLLEGES
Your tax money and your public universities. As expected, the state’s public colleges are asking for over 10 percent more from the state for the next budget year that starts summer 2016. That’s about 76 million more of your tax dollars. One of their needs, more money for the professors.
SHOT AT GAS STATION
If you’re gonna be out at 2:30 in the morning, best not mess with anybody. Marvin Hill of Attala County will probably tell you that if you go see him in the hospital. He was shot at least three timesat a truck stop in Durant in Holmes County over the weekend. He had to be airlifted. Kirk Boyd of Durant charged with popping off the shots.
GAS DOWN JUST A LITTLE
You’re paying just a little bit less for gas today. $3.43 is the Mississippi average. Hernando’s got the most expensive at $3.89. The cheapest is in Meridian at $3.23.
What people from Meridian do every year at the end of June, they have a giant picnic. And that’s just what thousands did this weekend. People who are from Meridian travel from all across America to grill out and chill out with the hometown crowd. This year is the 48th anniversary.