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1821 George Williams, English founder of the YMCA (d. 1905) 1844 Henry Heinz, American food manufacturer (d. 1916) 1884 Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady of the United States and humanitarian (d. 1962) 1905 Fred Trump, American real estate developer, father of Donald Trump (d. 1999) 1912 Betty Noyes, singer who dubbed Debbie Reynolds’ singing voice in Singin’ in the Rain (d. 1987) 1913 Dorothy Woolfolk, American comic book editor (d. 2000) 1913 Joe Simon, American comic book artist and writer 1925 Elmore Leonard, American novelist 1928 Roscoe Robinson, Jr., first African American four-star Army general (d. 1993) 1930 LaVell Edwards, American football coach 1932 Dottie West, American singer (d. 1991) 1937 R. H. W. Dillard, American poet 1944 Mike Fiore, American baseball player 1946 Daryl Hall, American rock singer (Hall & Oates) 1946 Gary Mallaber, American musician (The Steve Miller Band) 1955 Norm Nixon, American basketball player 1960 Curt Ford, American baseball player 1960 Randy Breuer, American basketball player 1961 Steve Young, American football player 1962 Joan Cusack, American actress and comedian 1964 Michael J. Nelson, American actor 1965 Sean Patrick Flanery, American actor 1965 Luke Perry, American actor 1966 Solofa Fatu, aka Rikishi, American professional wrestler 1967 Tony Chimel, American professional wrestling announcer 1967 Artie Lange, American actor and comedian 1967 David Starr, American race car driver 1967 Tazz, American professional wrestler and commentator 1968 Jane Krakowski, American actress 1968 Brett Salisbury, American football player and author 1970 Chidi Ahanotu, American football player 1970 Constance Zimmer, American actress 1971 MC Lyte, American rapper 1971 Petra Haden, American musician (The Rentals) 1971 Jason Ellis, Australian professional skateboarder 1972 Cherokee Parks, American basketball player 1973 Mike Smith, American guitarist (Snot, Limp Bizkit) 1973 Dmitri Young, American baseball player 1976 Emily Deschanel, American actress 1977 Matthew Bomer, American actor 1977 Desmond Mason, American basketball player 1977 Ty Wigginton, American baseball player 1979 Andy Douglas, American professional wrestler 1979 Gabe Saporta, Uruguayan-born American musician (Cobra Starship, Midtown) 1982 Jeff Larish, American Baseball Player 1982 Terrell Suggs, American Football Player 1982 Kristy Wu, American Actress 1983 William Sledd, American internet personality 1985 Michelle Trachtenberg, American actress 1987 Mike Conley, Jr., American basketball player]]]]> ]]>

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Harper’s resignation has supervisors seeking attorney general’s opinion

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At Monday’s regularly scheduled Warren County Board of Supervisors meeting, the board went into executive session to discuss the matter of County Prosecutor Ken Harper submitting his resignation Sept. 14 then rescinding the resignation days later.

The item on the board’s agenda referenced possible litigation. The board met for several minutes before reconvening and recessing until 9 a.m. Tuesday when the board again went into executive session. In addition to the board members, Chancery Clerk Donna Ferris Hardy, Deputy Clerk Beverly Johnson, Board Attorney Blake Teller and Warren County Judge Marcie Southerland attended.

At the conclusion of Tuesday’s session, the board announced it had instructed Teller to seek an attorney general’s opinion as to the legality of the resignation and the action to rescind, as well as whether the board was the correct governmental agency to handle the resignation.

The board also voted to withhold any payments to Harper until the issue is resolved. Harper submitted a one sentence resignation letter to the board Sept. 14, only to rescind it Sept. 17 saying he had acted in haste. The board was originally scheduled to address the situation in its Sept. 21 meeting but the item was removed from the agenda.

Harper defeated long time prosecutor Ricky Johnson for the post in November 2019, and has been in office since January.

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MS attorney general’s office leads undercover operation aimed at human trafficking

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The Mississippi attorney general’s office, Mississippi Bureau of Investigation Special Victims Unit, Southaven Police Department, FBI and Homeland Security Investigations last week conducted undercover operations in Southaven, Mississippi, targeting human trafficking.

The operation resulted in seven arrests, and all suspects have been booked in the DeSoto County Jail.

“Human trafficking has no place in our communities, and it is one of my highest priorities to put an end to it in Mississippi,” said Attorney General Lynn Fitch in a statement. “I would like to thank the many law enforcement officers and prosecutors who assisted in this operation for their hard work and continued dedication to protecting our state’s most vulnerable (people). The attorney general’s office will continue to work aggressively with private and public local, state and federal partners to continue our mission to end human trafficking in Mississippi.”

If you suspect someone is a victim of human trafficking, please call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888.

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One car crash snarling traffic on MLK Boulevard

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Vicksburg police are investigating a single vehicle crash that occurred in the 1600 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard just after 8 a.m. Tuesday.

The vehicle struck a utility pole, and Entergy is on the way to the scene to survey any damages.

The driver of the vehicle was checked at the scene by Vicksburg Fire Medic 40 and refused transport for medical care.

Sgt. Bobby Jones is investigating the accident on behalf of the police department.

Traffic is slow in the area. If the utility pole needs to be replaced it could be stopped. Find an alternative route if possible.

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