Sunday Jun 16
McClung and Otting
<![CDATA[Daniel and Mary McClung of Brandon, Miss. are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristin Ann McClung, to Robert Edward Otting, son of Steven and Sally Otting of Brandon. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dave McClung of Luling, La., and Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Olinde Sr. of Monroe, La. The groom-to-be is the grandson of Mrs. Dottie Otting and the late Mr. Robert Otting of Cape Haze, Fla., and the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward Said of Farmington Hills, Mich. Kristin received a Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and will complete an Infectious Disease Pharmacy Residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Miss., this June. Rob received a finance degree from Mississippi State University and is currently employed at Trustmark Bank in Jackson. The couple will exchange vows on June 29, 2013, in Brandon.
Sunday Jun 16
Kenneth & Ashley: A love with no boundaries
Kenneth Livingston and Ashley Redmond lived seven miles apart -- one in Flowood, the other in Brandon -- when they went on their first date.
Road work on U.S. 80 from Brandon to Scott County begins Monday
The Mississippi Department of Transportation will begin road work on 16 miles of U.S. 80 from Brandon in Rankin County to the Scott County line Monday.
Young adults in Mississippi divided over government intrusion
In a world where children practically grow up in front of the world on social media and have cellphones to call and text their friends before they even hit double digits in age, it would seem that privacy expectations would be low.
Hood: Sheriffs can ban open guns from courthouses
JACKSON -- Mississippi sheriffs can ban people from openly carrying guns into courthouses, state Attorney General Jim Hood said in a legal opinion Thursday.
Brandon economic development group makes membership adjustments
It is now the Brandon Economic Development Council. The Board of Aldermen also is letting business owners living outside Brandon but with a business in the city to serve on the council, and it has added three members, bringing the total to 12. ALSO: A Flowood woman faces aggravated animal cruelty charges after a Rankin County Sheriff's Department ... (more)
New medical clinic opens in Brandon
A ribbon cutting will be held Tuesday at 4 p.m. at the new Baptist Medical Clinic Family Medicine in Brandon.
Analysis: Miss. campaign spending hard to track
If you want to know who's spending money to influence voters in Mississippi, you may have a hard time getting a complete picture.
Mississippi Business Journal
Agency official briefs foresters on economic development
Skip Skaggs, director of the Mississippi Development Authority's Existing Industry and Business Division, promised a positive message last week just before he spoke to a group of local foresters.
Life after 'American Idol': Skylar Laine chases country dream to Music City
About this time last year, country singer Skylar Laine Harden was transitioning from her Top 5 "American Idol" finish to a short trip home to Mississippi before heading out on tour with the show's season 11 contestants.
Five sentenced for roles in Ridgeland robbery
Five people involved in the 2011 armed robbery of a store at Renaissance shopping center in Ridgeland have been sentenced this week in Madison County Circuit Court.
Metro mayors: Can they get along?
Voters picked an eclectic bunch of mayors to lead the metro area for the next four years, and while most of their time will be spent looking inward, the broader success of the greater Jackson area may depend on their ability to work together.
Some Mississippi mayoral races already decided
JACKSON -- Most Mississippi cities hold general elections Tuesday, but in several cities the mayoral contests have already been decided.
Tornado Shelters: An inexpensive way to save a life
Oklahoma Meteorologists say a killer tornado dwarfs the power of the Hiroshima bomb.