armed robber nabbed 12-5

lafayette County

Stuart to discuss

book at Ole Miss

Three-time Grammy Award winner Marty Stuart will present an informal lecture Thursday at the University of Mississippi.

The 3 p.m. event in Barnard Observatory is free. Stuart will discuss his book “Pilgrims: Sinners, Saints, and Prophets: A Book of Words and Photographs.”

Later in the day, he will present a book reading as well as perform from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on the Thacker Mountain Radio Show, which is broadcast live on WOXD 95.5 FM from Off Square Books in downtown Oxford. A book signing will follow the program.

“Pilgrims’ is partly a photo biography of Stuart’s music career, with personal essays and lyrics, and also a road album filled with well-composed and interesting photos for everyone he’s worked with and admired,” said Jamie Kornegay, a Thacker Mountain Radio Show producer.

For more information on the Ole Miss visit, call the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at (662) 915-5993.

lee county

Missing Social Security checks found

VERONA – Nearly 150 Social Security checks that didn’t arrive at the Verona post office on time were delivered Tuesday morning.

“They were just misdelivered,” said postal clerk Bobby Williams. “They were supposed to be delivered on Friday and we got them (Tuesday). We don’t know what happened.”

Williams said when the third of the month falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the checks normally arrive the Friday before.

“We did an all-out search to try to find them,” Williams said. “For the most part people were nice to us about them. … They came in on a truck today from Memphis. We already delivered them to the boxes.”

mississippi

DPS releases numbers

for Thanksgiving

JACKSON – For the 2000 Thanksgiving holiday, Mississippi saw an increase in traffic fatalities over the numbers from 1999, a report indicates.

A report from the Department of Public Safety shows that from Nov. 22 to Nov. 26, seven fatal motor vehicle wrecks were reported by the highway patrol throughout the state; six deaths were reported for the same holiday last year.

Of the seven deaths, the report shows, only two were reported in North Mississippi.

The state also reported:

121 DUI cases

15 drug arrests

10 felony arrests

135 seatbelt violations

37 child restraint violations

13 alcohol-related accidents

273 total accidents