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Miss. News Briefs: A Surprise at Subway; The Field House Fire That Took All From Football

JACKSON, Miss.–Bad brakes. Those two words may say it all. It was a car that took off and rolled right into a sandwich shop in the capital city. Fortunately, the only thing that got hurt were the ingredients for a meatball and cheese foot long. Here are some news briefs to jump start your week:

SUBWAY SURPRISE
And a surprise for a Subway in Jackson Saturday night when a car slammed into the sandwich shop on Fortification Street. Nobody inside. Police say the brakes were bad.

FIELD HO– USE FIRE
Figuring out how to get football season started with nothing. That’s what your neighbors at Purvis High School are having to do today after a fire took out the field house early Saturday morning. And they lost everything, says the coach. The dressing room, the weight room. What made it burn, the fire investigators still working on it.

COLUMBUS MAYOR GIVES UP RAISE
Giving up a $10,000 raise. Hard to do, but it looks like Columbus mayor Robert Smith just might do it. He told WCBI that he’s going to ask the city council to put it in reverse and take away the raise today because it’s distracting from other issues.

NOBODY DOESN’T LOVE THE OLD SARA LEE PLANT
Out with the old, in with the new, hopefully in West Point.
That’s how the old saying goes, but what happens when there’s nothing new yet? Hopefully the old Sara Lee lot won’t sit empty for long. Crews are tearing down the old plant and the mayor there says they’ve got a few leads on some new business. West Point is the future home of Yokohama Tire and 500 new Mississippi jobs.

FURNITURE MARKET ATTENDANCE
THe Tupelo Furniture Market, it’s where the furniture business buys and sells and you heard about it last week on News Mississippi. It happened over the weekend and so far a good report. Thousands attending.

DOCTORS WANT A VOTE ON SMOKING
Giving up your cigarettes, you might say no to that one, too, but your doctor says you at least ought not be able to smoke in a public place and the Mississippi State Medical Assoc. wants your lawmakers to make you vote on it. Could happen in 2015.

PILLS AND THE PLANE CRASH
Prescription pills and cash found in the plane that crashed Thursday in Stone County. Now Jeff Franklin of Sherman, Texas is in jail in Mississippi, charged with possession of hydrocodone.

McDANIEL HEARING
The Chris McDaniel court hearing on his election challenge is Wednesday in Jones County. 9:30 sharp.

DEADLY ATV CRASH
Another deadly ATV crash and the reason you shouldn’t ride them on the highway. This one in Claiborne County Sunday on Hwy. 548. Sherman Evans lost control and flipped. He died on the way to the ER.

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