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Man who vandalized Ole Miss statue gets 6 months in prison

A former University of Mississippi student who admitted helping place a noose on a statue of a civil rights activist is going to prison. WTVA-TV reports a federal judge Thursday in Oxford sentenced Graeme Phillip Harris to six months in prison beginning Jan. 4, and 12 months’ supervised release. Harris’ lawyer argued he didn’t deserve jail time. Harris pleaded guilty ...

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Secretary of State assisting in investigation of school A/C thefts, vandalism

JACKSON — Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann has issued an alert on the statewide scrap metal registration system, LeadsOnline, regarding the recent theft and vandalism of more than 50 air conditioning units in Jackson area schools. “You cannot get much worse than stealing from schoolchildren at the start of the school year,” says Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann.  “Our agency ...

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Suspects decline to talk about Meredith statue vandalism

The University of Mississippi Police Department believes it has identified the individuals who recently vandalized a statue of James Meredith on the UM campus, but the suspects are not being cooperative. Three 19-year-old white male freshmen from Georgia were declining through their attorneys late yesterday to be questioned by university police regarding the vandalism Sunday morning of the Meredith statue, ...

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Reward offered for leads on gun-shot water tower

BROOKHAVEN — Officials are offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction related to vandalism at a Brookhaven water tower. The Daily Leader reports two gunshots pierced the tank near the end of December and water was leaking from the tower. The tower was drained Tuesday and repairs have begun. Officials say repairs will cost about ...

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Vandalism impacting airport operations

CORINTH — Officials with the Corinth-Alcorn County Airport say recent vandalism could create hazards for pilots. Airport operations manager Donna Briggs says fences around the airport have been cut and runway lights have been damaged or stolen. She says the damage creates a security breach and a safety hazard. Briggs says the fencing is not used for security purposes but ...

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