Posts Tagged ‘fire’

Sentencing date set in antique store arson case

ABERDEEN — A sentencing date has been set for a man convicted of participating in the March 2011 arson at Lindley’s Antiques Mall in Oakland. Federal court records say James Flemons and Larry Loftis bought pump sprayers to use in the arson a month before burning the building. Prosecutors said they poured gas and kerosene […] [...]

Offices move to temporary site in wake of courthouse fire

by Published: January 28,2013

Tags: accident, county, courthouse, damage, destruction, disaster, fire, government, services

EUPORA — Webster County government offices displaced by a recent fire that gutted the 1915-built building opened to the public with limited services at 8 a.m. today at 16 East Fox Avenue in Eupora, according to a release from Beverly Pettigrew Kraft, public information officer, Administrative Office of Courts. Offices of the Webster County Chancery […] [...]

City revisits future of historic building following fire

MERIDIAN — A recent fire in Meridian’s tallest structure has renewed talk about what should be done with the building. Meridian Mayor Cheri Barry tells WTOK TV the fire on the 12th floor of the “Threefoot” building remains under investigation. Meanwhile, Barry said, the city is looking for entrepreneurs who might have ideas for the […] [...]

Power strip caused fire that destroyed historic court

WALTHALL — Authorities say a predawn fire that gutted the Webster County courthouse in Walthall was caused by an electrical short. Sheriff Tim Mitchell told supervisors an investigation showed yesterday’s predawn fire started when a power strip in a first-floor office on the southwest corner of the building shorted out. Mitchell says the fire marshal’s […] [...]

Supreme Court declines to hear forester’s appeal

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The Mississippi Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from a Franklin County forester fired for opposing a logging plan pushed by the state. The Supreme Court let stand a ruling by the Court of Appeals which last year sided with the Mississippi Forestry Commission. The Appeals Court decision overturned a […] [...]

Historic courthouse destroyed in predawn fire

WALTHALL — A predawn fire today has gutted the Webster County courthouse. The two-story courthouse was built in 1915. The town of Walthall is located just north of Eupora on Mississippi Highway 9 Eupora Fire Chief Richard Love says the call came in to the Emergency 911 Center about 2:20 a.m. He says the southwest […] [...]

Commissioners terminate state agency’s executive director

BILOXI — Bill Walker has been dismissed as the executive director of the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources. The decision came today in a unanimous vote from members of the Commission on Marine Resources. CMR vice chairman Jimmy Taylor made the motion to terminate Walker “for cause.” There was no additional discussion before the vote. […] [...]

Reports: State saw fewest deaths from fire in 2012

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Based on preliminary reports the total number of 2012 fire deaths in Mississippi was 62, down from 80 fire deaths in 2011, according to a release from the State Fire Marshall’s Office. Commissioner of Insurance/State Fire Marshal Mike Chaney said that is the lowest number of fire deaths recorded in a single […] [...]

Brothers have no plans to reopen historic plant

PASCAGOULA — The brothers who own the Pascagoula Ice and Freezer Co. say they have no plans to reopen the site, which burned in February. The Sun Herald reports the business is owned by three brothers, Andre, Warren and David Gautier. Andre Gautier moved the shrimp-processing segment to Mobile, Ala. Warren Gautier retired, and David […] [...]

Wicks’n’More candle factory goes up in flames

MOOREVILLE — A candle factory in Northeast Mississippi has been destroyed by fire. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the Wicks’n’More factory in Mooreville burned yesterday morning. Mooreville firefighters, along with help from other volunteer departments, fought the blaze from around 2 a.m. until 9 a.m. yesterday. Mooreville Fire Chief Ron White says the building […] [...]

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