Mississippi Resident Andrew S. Harris Appointed as New U.S. Magistrate Judge, Bringing Extensive Legal Expertise to the Federal Bench

Jackson, Miss. – Andrew S. Harris has been named as the successor to U.S. Magistrate Judge F. Keith Ball in the Northern Division at Jackson by the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi judges. The transition is set to take place on March 1, according to a press release from the court. Harris, a resident of Mississippi for 37 years, has a strong background in law and a deep connection to the state. He earned his B.A. from Millsaps College in 2007 and graduated with top honors from the University of … Read more

Former NFL Player Escapes Indictment on 2023 Kidnapping Charge: Mississippi Grand Jury’s Surprising Decision

Ridgeland, Mississippi – Former NFL player Jerrell Powe will not face trial after a Mississippi grand jury decided not to indict him on a kidnapping charge. Powe, who was arrested in 2023, received notification from the Madison County district attorney’s office stating that the grand jury declined to issue an indictment. Details of the grand jury proceedings were not disclosed. The arrest took place in the Jackson suburb of Ridgeland when Powe and another individual were apprehended at a bank. The arrest came after a man claimed he had been abducted against his will in … Read more

Former Inmate Accuses Mississippi Prison System of Negligence and Chemically Induced Breast Cancer in Groundbreaking Lawsuit

Jackson, Mississippi – Susie Balfour, a former inmate at the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility, has filed a lawsuit alleging that she was denied proper medical care and exposed to cancer-causing chemicals while in prison. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in the southern district of Mississippi, accuses the companies that provided healthcare services to the Mississippi Department of Corrections of negligence. Balfour, who served a 30-year sentence for manslaughter, claims that she began experiencing painful lumps in her breasts in 2011. Despite a mammogram showing possible signs of breast cancer, she was denied the recommended … Read more

Justice Denied: Mississippi Grand Jury Fails to Press New Charges in the Infamous Emmett Till Murder Case

Tallahassee, Florida – On February 23rd, a grand jury in Mississippi chose not to bring any new charges in relation to the 1955 killing of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old African American boy. Despite recent efforts to reopen the case, the decision reaffirms the lack of justice for Till’s brutal murder, which played a significant role in the civil rights movement. Till was visiting relatives in Money, Mississippi, when he was accused of whistling at a white woman. This alleged interaction led to his abduction, torture, and eventual murder. Despite overwhelming evidence against them, Till’s two … Read more