Mississippi

Retiring Sheriff Hit With Embezzlement, Inmate Sex Rap

On Wednesday, the Mississippi Department of Public Safety announced the arrest of Webster County Sheriff Timothy Mitchell, 53, for committing a dozen felonies, including: embezzlement, stolen arms trafficking, sex with an inmate and retaliation against a witness.

Governor Defends Hyde-Smith 'Public Hanging' Comment

"Absolutely we have been sensitive to race relations in this state," Bryant, who has been criticized for declaring April "Confederate Heritage Month," said during a press conference held in conjunction with Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith.

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