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JACKSON – Two inmates are missing at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.
David May, 42, and Dillion Williams, 27, were discovered missing during an emergency count about 1:45 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 4.
Editor's note: Except where otherwise noted, the following is a press release from the Mississippi Department of Corrections, released Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, at 3:36 p.m.
Some Tallahatchie County law enforcement and firefighting personnel are among those responding to the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman — reportedly the scene of one or more riots by inmates on Thursday.
Charleston native Jess H. Dickinson will step down as commissioner of the Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services in mid-January 2020 after fulfilling a commitment made to Gov.
Tallahatchie County Alliance Inc. and community activist Steven Smith conducted a holiday toy, coat and food drive. On Christmas Eve at the National Guard armory in Webb, toys, winter coats and food items were donated by residents.
In October, West Tallahatchie Habitat for Humanity dedicated its 45th house to Maggie Wims and her grandson, Shannon Jefferson.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the deed-signing had to be postponed.
Unemployment in Tallahatchie County rose to 5.5% in November, the Mississippi Department of Employment Security revealed last week.
The county’s November unemployment rate was up three-tenths of 1% from October’s 5.2%, MDES said.