WIth the long Independence holiday weekend getting underway, the Mississippi Highway Patrol is about to kick off its special initiative called “In the Click.” Extra enforcement will be out on the roads from six o’clock tonight until midnight Tuesday. And motorists are reminded that a new seatbelt law goes into effect tomorrow.
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Mississippi residents are advised to be on guard for West Nile Virus. Recent rainfall has raised water levels, prompting concerns about mosquitoes across the state. The Mississippi State Department of Health says that, so far this year, there have been six cases of West Nile in Forrest County, four in Hinds County and one in Madison County.
Free HIV screening tests will be offered today in Greenwood. They are being administered confidentially at the Magnolia Medical Clinic on Strong Avenue. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is being done in honor of National HIV Testing Day, which was Tuesday. Also available: blood pressure measurements, glucose screenings and cholesterol screenings.
U.S. Marshals in Louisiana have arrested a second suspect in connection with a murder in Leflore County. Quandarius Williams of Indianola was taken into custody Tuesday. He’s charged with capital murder in the shooting death earlier this month of 27-year-old Desmond Baker, also of Indianola. Also charged with murder is 19-year-old Renee Marie Canada of Blaine, who turned herself in on the 19th.
It turns out that the six-year-old boy shot in Greenwood on Monday was wounded by a gun found by a five-year-old playmate. According to the Greenwood Commonwealth, police say three children were inside a home in the 400 block of Kinney Street at the time of the incident. The five-year-old was playing with a loaded .40 caliber handgun he found under a couch; it went off and hit the six-year-old, who underwent emergency surgery at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson and was listed in critical condition.
Greenwood police are expected to release further details this morning on a shooting that left a young boy injured. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports the shooting took place Monday in the 400 block of Kinney Street and was apparently accidental. It’s believed the boy is about six years old. He was airlifted to an undisclosed medical facility.
Ole Miss will open up the 2018 football season against Texas Tech. The Rebels have announced upcoming non-conference matchups. They include an appearance in the Texas Kickoff at NRG Stadiuim in Houston versus Texas Tech.
If you have an opinion on the future of downtown Greenwood, you’ll have a chance to make it known this week. A conference called “How Downtown?” will be hosted by Main Street Greenwood. It’s scheduled for tomorrow from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Delta Room of The Alluvian.
Are you between ages 18 and 34 and still living at home with mom and dad? Then you are apparently not that unusual in Mississippi. The financial site 24/7 Wall Street has compled a list of “States Where the Most People Live With Their Parents.” Mississippi is tenth, with just under 36-percent of the 18-34 age group having not left or having returned to the nest. New Jersey has the biggest percentage of people living with their parents, while North Dakota has the lowest.
There’s a new Miss Mississippi. Anne Elizabeth Buys, Miss Vicksburg, was crowned at the pageant Saturday night in Vicksburg. First runner-up was Holly Harrington, Miss Dixie; second runner-up, Tanner Fant, Miss Meridian; third runner-up, Brooke Bullock, Miss Jones County; and fourth runner-up, Asa Branch, Miss All-America City. Anna Elizabeth Buys will represent the Magnolia State at the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in September.