June 2015


A new state anti-texting law takes effect tomorrow

Motorists caught texting and driving will be fined 25 dollars for each offense. Next year the penalty becomes $100 per civil offense. The fine print says that also includes using any hand-held device for social media and the like. Law enforcement officials say police will be looking for violators, so…



Earthquakes strike same region

The second 3.2 magnitude earthquake in less than 2 months has struck southwest of Canton. Reports were the epicenter was near the Nissan plant 10 miles away. The May 2nd quake hit four miles from town. No damage was reported as a result of Monday’s 8:20 a.m. jolt which prompted…







No special session to decide state flag issue

State lawmakers will not return for a special session to decide on whether to take the Confederate battle sign from Mississippi’s state flag. The Governor says legislators are only called back to deal with a significant economic development proposal or handle a natural disaster. Last week’s church massacre in South…