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Buc-ee’s breaks ground on first Mississippi location

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www.wjtv.com – Malaysia McCoy – 2023-09-13 12:26:38

SUMMARY: Buc-ee's has started construction on its first location in Mississippi, with plans for the travel center to be open within 16 months. The center, located in , will span 74,000 square feet and include 120 fueling stations and 24 electric vehicle charging stations. Buc-ee's President Beaver Alpin expressed a commitment to being a good corporate neighbor and a source of employment opportunities for the community. The center will offer the brand's popular menu items, barbeque, homemade fudge, kolaches, jerky, and pastries. Buc-ee's expects to hire at least 200 full-time employees for the new location.

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Mississippi Supreme Court declines to rehear Willie Cory Godbolt appeal

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www.wjtv.com – Kaitlin Howell – 2024-05-23 13:43:21

SUMMARY: On May 23, 2024, the declined to rehear the appeal of Willie Cory Godbolt, convicted for the 2017 killings of eight people. In 2020, Godbolt was found guilty on all 12 counts, murder and capital murder, and received sentences for murder convictions and sentences for capital murder convictions. The court affirmed his convictions and sentences in March 2024. Godbolt's public defenders argued in November 2023 for overturning the conviction due to improper bad act evidence, but prosecutors highlighted the evidence of his violent history. The state maintained that his prior acts indicated motive and premeditation.

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Jackson man flees from checkpoint, MHP says

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www.wjtv.com – Malaysia McCoy – 2024-05-23 13:06:22

SUMMARY: , Miss. (WJTV) – troopers are searching for James Anthony Tyrun Hall, 28, who fled a checkpoint on Wednesday, May 22. Hall, from Jackson, had outstanding warrants for robbery and motor vehicle in . Troopers discovered his warrants during a routine traffic stop just before 11:00 a.m. Hall ran away from the scene and remains at large as of Thursday, May 23.

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Richland police arrest man during undercover drug operation

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www.wjtv.com – Sethanie Smith – 2024-05-23 12:31:03

SUMMARY: Richland Fredrick Tyrone Hart, 34, from , during an undercover drug operation on May 20. Hart was apprehended in a local department store's bathroom while attempting to sell 12 fentanyl pills to an undercover officer. He was also found with ecstasy/methamphetamine pills and charged with intent to distribute both substances. Hart has nearly 20 prior arrests, three felonies like aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and cocaine possession. Currently on parole for aggravated assault in Colorado, Hart is held at Rankin County Jail on a $200,000 bond.

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