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Mugshots of Toni Johnson, Cedric Cornelius and Sudie Jones-Teague
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Hinds Supervisors President Promises ‘Safeguards’ as State Auditor Arrests Three for Fraud

Special agents from the Mississippi Office of the State Auditor arrested Hinds County District 2 Election Commissioner Toni Johnson, 36, and businessman Cedric Cornelius, 46, on Friday, Feb. 18, 2022, as alleged accomplices in defrauding the county. An alleged collaborator, Sudie Jones-Teague, surrendered herself at the Hinds County Detention Center on Feb. 22.

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Ridgeland Alderman Meeting 2/15/22 Gene McGee
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‘I Was Shocked’: Ridgeland Aldermen Proposing New Library Contract After Raucous Meeting

A Ridgeland Board of Aldermen meeting scheduled to address the city’s library contract quickly morphed into a raucous referendum on LGBTQ+ books and the actions of Mayor Gene McGee on Tuesday night. Twenty speakers took to a podium in front of a packed hall to speak their part before the board departed for an executive session, deliberating for over two hours out of the public eye.

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Fed Ex driver D'Monterrio Gibson speaking at a mic with four other men behind him.
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FedEx Reinstates Pay For Black Driver Who Alleged White Men Chased, Shot At Him

FedEx has reinstated pay for D’Monterrio Gibson, a Black FedEx driver who said two white men chased and shot at him on his route in Lincoln County. The 24-year-old Utica native said the incident happened while he was making deliveries in Brookhaven, Miss., on Jan. 24. While recounting the story to the Mississippi Free Press last week, Gibson said FedEx had initially asked him to return to the route after the shooting. When he declined, the company placed him on unpaid leave.

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