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  1. Plane crash simulation used to train emergency crewsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 13 | WAPT-TV Jackson

    A military plane crash was the scenario for first responders to test their mettle. Brandon police officers, the Mississippi National Guard and other agencies arrived at the scene on East Metro Parkway in Brandon.

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  2. Crossgates residents will decide on future of lakeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 13 | WAPT-TV Jackson

    A scenic lake's future in Brandon could be decided as the city of Brandon will hold a public hearing Thursday to let residents choose if Crossgates Lake should be drained. Crossgates Lake covers 30 acres and is a shallow body that ranges from a few inches to 6-to 8-feet deep in some places.

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  3. Plane crash simulation used to train emergency crewsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 13 | WAPT-TV Jackson

    A military plane crash was the scenario for first responders to test their mettle. Brandon police officers, the Mississippi National Guard and other agencies arrived at the scene on East Metro Parkway in Brandon.

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  4. MSU's Wes Rea is one of five finalists for the C Spire Ferriss TrophyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 11 | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    ... .209 against him. Keith Shumaker, a senior pitcher at Millsaps, has hit .417 and besides his pitching success, the Brandon native carries an 8-1 pitching record with a 2.31 earned run average. He won the Southern Athletic Association Player of the ...

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  5. 2015 Ferris Trophy finalists announced; fans can help pick the winnerRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 11 | The Mississippi Press

    ... with seven home runs, 20 doubles and 64 runs batted in. a Keith Shumaker, Millsaps: A senior pitcher/infielder from Brandon and Jackson Academy, Shumaker won Southern Athletic Association Player of the Year for the second time in three years. He hit ...

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  6. Rockets fly over Wheaties in Game 1Read the original story

    Saturday May 9 | Brandon Sun

    Brandon Wheat King Tim McGauley is tied up by Kelowna Rocket Cole Martin while Brandon captain Peter Quenneville skates in front of the net during Game 1 of the Western Hockey League championship series at Westman Place on Friday. The Brandona SWheat Kings allowed three such tallies, all in the second period, in Game 1 of the Western Hockey League final, putting them in an early hole against the Kelowna Rockets.

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  7. Dozens enjoy downtown Pascagoula for the 6th Annual Live Oak Arts FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 9 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... people seem to react well to it. I love it when people love what I make. It's just fun to do." Lyle Wynn came from Brandon, Mississippi to show off his 18 years of blacksmith talent. Like Wade, Wynn also enjoys the way people stop and take a look at ...

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  8. Rockets fly over Wheaties in Game 1Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 9 | Brandon Sun

    The Brandona SWheat Kings allowed three such tallies, all in the second period, in Game 1 of the Western Hockey League final, putting them in an early hole against the Kelowna Rockets. The Rockets scored twice in the first 1:19 of the second period and got the winner from Leon Draisaitl with 1:10 left in the frame - only 55 seconds after back-to-back Brandon goals had tied the game - to defeat the Wheat Kings 4-3 in front of a sold-out crowd of 5,502 on Friday night at Westman Place.

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  9. Last of 10 Convicted in Racial Assault Gets 10 YearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 8 | WTOK-TV Meridian

    The last of 10 young white adults who repeatedly assaulted black people in Mississippi's capital city has received the maximum prison term. U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate sentenced Robert Henry Rice of Brandon to 10 years in prison Friday.

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  10. Robert Henry Rice, last of 10 white people, sentenced in Mississippi race-based assaultsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 8 | The Mississippi Press

    ... by a truck in a hotel parking lot. On Friday, U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate sentenced Robert Henry Rice of Brandon to 10 years. Rice had pleaded guilty to one felony hate crime charge in January. The attack on Anderson was the last of a ...

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  11. Jessica Merrill Lane joins Community BankRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 7 | Mississippi Business Journal

    ... ading Business Women in Mississippi' by the Mississippi Business Journal . Jessica and her husband, Lloyd, reside in Brandon with their two children, Averie (2) and Brayden (7 months). The family are members of Pinelake Church in Brandon.

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  12. Narcotics agents make three arrests in Harrison Co. fight against spiceRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 1 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... pounds of spice, both treated and untreated, cocaine, crack and a stolen AR-15 assault rifle linked to a crime in Brandon, MS. Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara said one of the busts occurred at the home of 27-year-old Thomas Eugene Buckley, ...

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  13. Man gets maximum prison term in rundown death of black manRead the original story

    Friday May 1 | Commercial Dispatch

    A final pair of sentencings Thursday was supposed to wrap up the long-running federal prosecution into a group of young white men and women whose repeated assaults on African-Americans in Mississippi's capital city ended in the 2011 death of an autoworker. U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate did sentence 21-year-old John Louis Blalack of Brandon to the maximum possible 20 years in prison after Blalack pleaded guilty to two felony hate crime charges in January.

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  14. Loads of spice and AR-15 found during raid in Harrison CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 1 | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    Investigators with the Harrison County Sheriff's Department made quite a discovery Thursday during a raid. Deputies found several pounds of spice and an AR-15 reportedly linked to a crime in Brandon, MS.

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  15. Mississippi Man Sentenced for His Role in a Conspiracy to Commit...Read the original story

    Thursday Apr 30 | PressReleasePoint

    The Justice Department announced today that John Louis Blalack, 21, of Brandon, Mississippi, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court of the Southern District of Mississippi in Jackson for his role in a federal hate crime conspiracy involving racially motivated assaults, culminating in the death of James Craig Anderson, an African-American man, in the summer of 2011. Blalack had previously pleaded guilty to two counts of commission of a hate crime for his role in the conspiracy and the cover-up.

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  16. John Louis Blalack gets maximum prison term in rundown death of black manRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 30 | The Mississippi Press

    A final pair of sentencings Thursday was supposed to wrap up the long-running federal prosecution into a group of young white men and women whose repeated assaults on African-Americans in Mississippi's capital city ended in the 2011 death of an autoworker. U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate did sentence 21-year-old John Louis Blalack of Brandon to the maximum possible 20 years in prison after Blalack pleaded guilty to two felony hate crime charges in January.

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  17. Brandon PD makes 'poppy seed tea' arrestRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 29 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    "I've never heard of this in 20 years of law enforcement," says Brandon Police Chief William Thompson. It looks like dirt stuffed into a water bottle.

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  18. Raymond V. DowneyRead the original story

    Tuesday Apr 28 | Cleveland Daily Banner

    Raymond V. Downey, 77, of Brandon, Miss., died Sunday, April 26, 2015, at University Medical Center after a tragic car accident. The visitation will be held today, from 5 to 7 p.m., at Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Brandon and on Wednesday, starting at 9 a.m. at Oakdale Baptist Church in Brandon.

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  19. Tornado outbreak killed 14 on this day in 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 28 | WAPT-TV Jackson

    An EF-3 tornado hit Rankin County on April 28, 2014, damaging homes and businesses in Richland, Pearl and Brandon. Sharon Pell, 49, of Richland, died when her car was blown off Old U.S. 49 north of the city, Rankin County officials said.

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  20. Two separate fatal crashes under investigation in Rankin CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 26 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    Rankin County authorities are investigating two separate fatal crashes this weekend. The latest deadly crash occurred Sunday morning around 5:40 a.m. on Old Highway 471 in Brandon.

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