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Former Alcorn County schools superintendent pleads guilty

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www.wcbi.com – Joey Barnes – 2023-09-13 10:36:31

SUMMARY: Former Alcorn County Schools superintendent, Bill Brand, pleaded guilty to falsifying in an attempt to defraud the . He was indicted and in August 2021. Brand had changed student attendance records for October and November 2020, using a school district employee's account without their knowledge. These altered records were submitted to the Mississippi Department of Education to increase for the school district. Brand received a sentence of five years of unsupervised probation and a $1,000 fine. The case highlights the importance of maintaining accurate records in the education system.

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Shooting outside a Mississippi nightclub kills 3 and injures more than a dozen

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www.wjtv.com – Associated Press – 2024-07-22 10:52:06

SUMMARY: A shooting outside a Mississippi nightclub resulted in the deaths of three 19-year-old males—Areon Butler from Indianola, and Cameron Lee Butts and Marquette Baites from Greenville—while injuring over a dozen others. The incident occurred early Sunday as were managing traffic outside the club near the Sunflower County courthouse in Indianola. Chief Ronald Sampson confirmed the details but did not further information immediately. Indianola, located in the Delta region, has a population of around 9,100. The investigation into the shooting is ongoing.

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Natchez man killed in Louisiana crash

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www.wjtv.com – Kristopher White – 2024-07-22 10:26:50

SUMMARY: A 21-year-old man from Natchez, identified as Chadwick Nelson II, died in a car crash in Natchitoches Parish, , on July 21. The incident occurred around 12:30 p.m. when Nelson's 2007 Chevrolet Silverado left Highway 484, went down an embankment, and collided with a large tree. He was not wearing a seatbelt and suffered serious injuries, later dying at a hospital. Louisiana are conducting an investigation and have collected toxicology samples as part of routine procedures during such incidents.

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Live updates: Harris shores up support as Vance hits the trail

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www.wjtv.com – The Hill – 2024-07-22 09:37:10

SUMMARY: Democrats experienced a significant shift in the presidential race when withdrew his candidacy and endorsed Vice President Kamala Harris. This led to a wave of high-profile endorsements for Harris from prominent Democrats, Sen. Dick Durbin and Rep. Adam Schiff. On Monday, she was to host an at the White House for NCAA champions. In contrast, Republican vice presidential nominee Sen. JD Vance planned two solo in Ohio and Virginia. Former criticized Biden's withdrawal as undemocratic and questioned his mental .

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