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MDEQ Issues Water Contact Advisory for Pelahatchie Creek Near Morton

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) issued a water contact advisory Tuesday for a section of Pelahatchie Creek near the City of Morton (see attached map).  The advisory is issued for Pelahatchie Creek from Highway 13 at Morton to where the creek crosses Highway 80 near the Town of Clarkburg. 

Senator Burton falls ill

Sen. Terry Burton has suffered a stroke and is undergoing medical care, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves’s office said today.

“Please join me and Elee in praying for Senator Burton and his family,” Lt. Gov. Reeves said.

His family has asked for privacy at this time.

Jail escapee captured

State inmate Gregory Trigg, who escaped from the Scott County Jail last weekend, has been captured and is back in prison.

Trigg, #R4245, was found in a motel in Hazlehurst and arrested without incident by local authorities. He was caught at 11:30 p.m. Monday at the motel. His identity was confirmed later.


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