prentiss County

Two-vehicle wreck leaves child dead

BOONEVILLE - A 7-year-old Booneville girl was killed in a two-vehicle wreck Friday morning in Prentiss County.

Just after 7:30 a.m., a 1992 Pontiac Grand Am driven by Barbara Feazele, 31, of Booneville, pulled out in front of a 1991 Chevrolet vehicle driven by Rita Johnson, 62, of Booneville, according to the Mississippi Highway Patrol.

Johnson's vehicle struck the Grand Am on the passenger side where Feazele's daughter, Kansas, was seated. Kansas was airlifted to Magnolia Hospital in Corinth, where she was later pronounced dead.

The accident occurred on Mississippi Highway 364 at the intersection of County Road 1371. All were wearing seat belts, according to the highway patrol.

calhoun county

Police link suspects

to another robbery

BRUCE - Three suspects arrested in the Oct. 18 armed robbery of a Derma bank have been linked to a second armed robbery.

Sheriff Billy Mac Gore said Jeffrey Johnson, 21, Lester Bledsoe, 25, and Jeffrey Sally, age unavailable, all of the Gore Springs community, have been identified as suspects in a June 15 pawn shop heist near Bruce. The three are also charged with robbing the Union Planter's Bank in Derma.

During the pawn shop robbery, he said, three black males entered the shop brandishing a butcher knife and demanding money. The suspects tied up the two clerks and fled with jewelry, a .32-caliber pistol, $200 and credit cards, Gore said.

The items have not been recovered, he said.

The clerks identified the suspects, and the three are now charged with a second count of armed robbery. Their bonds are set at $250,000 for the pawn shop robbery.

"Yalobusha County is also investigating the possibility of them being involved in an armed robbery where a convenience store clerk was shot on Oct. 14 in Coffeeville," Gore said.

readers' poll

Do districts by regions, voters say

When the Mississippi Legislature convenes next week to redraw the state's congressional districts, regional considerations should be its top priority.

At least that's what 83 percent of the 35 voters in this week's poll indicated.

One voter chose the protection of incumbents as the No. 1 priority, while five voted for political party protection as the top priority. Of the 35 votes, 29 indicated the soon-to-be four congressional districts should be drawn up according to regional boundaries.

The poll is unscientific and reflects only the opinions of those choosing to participate.

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