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MBJ staff The board of directors of the Bank of Walnut Grove has agreed for the bank to be acquired by the Bank of Forest in a merger whereby the existing shares of Bank of Walnut Grove will be purchased for cash. The transaction is expected to be completed during the second quarter, pending regulatory …

If you’ve got to keep paying for something, you might as well use it. That, more than anything, might be the logic behind the announcement from Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Marshall Fisher last week that the state prison system intends to seek new uses for the recently closed Walnut Grove Correctional Facility. Fisher said last week …

Mississippi’s prison system says it will seek some other use for the just-closed Walnut Grove Correctional Facility. The facility had been run by private companies — most recently Utah-based Management and Training Corp. — but is owned by a public authority. Bond documents issued in July show the state still owes almost $94 million that …

The mayor of Walnut Grove says the state’s closure of a private prison could be crippling for his town. The Mississippi Department of Corrections announced Friday that it would close the privately run Walnut Grove Correctional Facility in September and transfer its 900 inmates to state-run facilities. Corrections Commissioner Marshall Fisher. The prison is the …

JACKSON — Officials with the Mississippi Department of Corrections say two companies are bidding to manage the state’s four privately operated prisons. One is the current operator, Utah-based Management and Training Corp. The second is New Jersey-based Community Education Centers. MTC got $59.3 million last year to run East Mississippi Correctional Facility, Marshall County Correctional …

WALNUT GROVE – Angel McCain, 36, died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at University Medical Center in Jackson.

WALNUT GROVE — Federal prosecutors say a Mississippi man who worked as manager on a drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico directed rig workers to falsify testing on a key safety device. A court filing in New Orleans charges 49-year-old Donald Hudson of Walnut Grove with making a false statement in March 2011 to …