Lt. Marzell Brooks died of Covid-19 in November. Over the weekend, Capt. David Johnson succumbed to a heart attack. Between the two of them, they had close to 50 years in the Brookhaven School District as school resource officers.
“So we’re doing our best to stick by everything the governor says we need to do during this time, because safety and good health and things like that are very important, and we want to be a supporter of that.”
Many Christmas wishes have been made this year. Some will be granted, some won’t. Regardless, a lot of Gulf Coast residents and visitors are looking for something less from the pocket book and more from the heart.
“I had a family that waited so long for an autopsy report that their life insurance policy was canceled because it took them so long to get a final copy of the autopsy report,” said Rankin County Coroner David Ruth.
La Mariposa has now been open 14 years. In spite of plans to social distance, aldermen rescinded the owner's permit to hold her yearly anniversary party. She and others feel like it was a vindictive political move.
On the outside of 100 Black Men of Jackson is a sign that says, “The Village,” referring to how it takes a village to save a child. In this case, John Hardy had a village looking out for him, and it saved his life.
“A lot of these kids in our town have the talent to play elsewhere and if they don’t have that opportunity to play in front of coaches, then they’re going to have issues going to colleges and stuff like that and bettering themselves,” said Brent Cobb.