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PERS Exec. Director outlines proposed changes to state retirement system

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www.wcbi.com – Allie Martin – 2023-09-13 18:55:19

SUMMARY: Proposed changes to Mississippi's retirement system for employees, known as PERS, have generated questions and concerns. The head of PERS spoke at a meeting to address these concerns. The changes would not affect retirees or current employees, but future hires may see a difference in cost of living adjustment. Another proposed change would increase the employer contribution rate, which has elicited a strong response from some mayors. The PERS board has approved the recommendations, but lawmakers must also approve any changes. The issue is expected to be addressed in January.

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Two killed in Warren County crash

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www.wjtv.com – Kristopher White – 2024-06-25 10:43:17

SUMMARY: Two people died in an early morning crash on Highway 27 in Warren County, Mississippi, on June 25, 2024. According to the Warren County Fire Service (WCFS), one individual was extracted from the vehicle and taken to a local trauma center, while two fatalities were confirmed at the scene. The victims have yet to be identified. Additionally, while responding to this crash, WCFS was dispatched to another incident on Fisher Ferry Road involving a three-car collision. One person sustained minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital. Images from the crash scene were provided by WCFS.

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Man dies after being shot inside vehicle in Edwards

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www.wjtv.com – Kaitlin Howell – 2024-06-25 10:03:34

SUMMARY: Edwards, Mississippi are investigating a fatal shooting of 21-year-old D'Aaron Kortez Carter. The incident occurred on Willie V. Crump Lane after 11:00 p.m. Carter was shot inside a vehicle and later transported to a Warren County hospital by a private vehicle, where he succumbed to his injuries. According to Police Chief Terence Crump, Carter was a passenger in a car targeted by three suspects who fired multiple rounds, though no other occupants were . At present, there are no suspects, and investigators are working to determine the motive behind the shooting.

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Family calls for justice after Canton teacher killed by suspected drunk driver

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www.wjtv.com – Richard Lake – 2024-06-25 08:43:42

SUMMARY: Tyra Small-, a beloved teacher at Nichols Middle School in Canton, Mississippi, was tragically killed on June 22 in a crash caused by suspected drunk driver Jordan Leah Sullivan. The collision occurred on Interstate 55 in Gluckstadt, with Sullivan driving the wrong way. Small-Jackson's , particularly her mother and sisters, are devastated and seeking justice. Sullivan, previously for DUI, has been charged with aggravated DUI and received a $250,000 bond, which the family deems too lenient. The family aims to honor Small-Jackson's memory as an exceptional educator and sister while advocating for justice in her name.

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