PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (AP) - The driver of an SUV in an accident that left five children and one adult dead has been charged with six counts of DUI manslaughter. The Neshoba County Sheriff says bond has been set at $150,000 for 34-year-old Duane John, and authorities are awaiting the official toxicology report. The sheriff says the victims apparently drowned after the SUV left a country road, plunging into a creek.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - It's a new year, and that means the start of new elections in Mississippi. Candidates can begin qualifying Wednesday to run in municipal races. The deadline is March 8. Party primaries take place May 7. The general election occurs June 4. Most cities will elect mayors and local governing boards.
STURGIS, Miss. (AP) - Sturgis may soon see the return of a popular motorcycle rally after two years without it. Officials say they'll renew talks with organizers of the Sturgis South Bike Rally Board, and the event will be back on the table in early 2013.
CLEVELAND, Miss. (AP) - Gov. Phil Bryant is set to deliver a $1 million check Thursday to the Cleveland Music Foundation to support a proposed Grammy museum. The museum would be styled after Los Angeles' Grammy Museum and would use interactive exhibits to commemorate Mississippi's musical heritage and attract tourists to the Delta region.
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