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At first, Eddie Myles needed to be reminded what a comedy roast was.
Myles is president Starkville School Districtâ€™s Board of Trustees, director of the Wellness Connection at OCH Regional Medical Center and a deacon at Second Baptist Church. Between those roles, he said, he hardly has time for TV, so he hasnâ€™t seen televised celebrity roasts.
After transferring to a new holding cell, eating his presumed last meals and making final phone calls on Tuesday, Willie Jerome Manning, of Starkville, received a stay of execution from the Mississippi Supreme Court a mere four hours before his scheduled execution.
Two years after his initial arrest by the Mississippi Attorney Generalâ€™s office, John A. Brown, 62, of Starkville, pleaded guilty to one count possession of child pornography Monday in the Oktibbeha County Circuit Court.
Chad Garnett, OCSD chief deputy sheriff, said the arrest came in 2011 following an investigation by Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hoodâ€™s office.
A primary election night that left two alderman wards in limbo also produced an easy victory for Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman.
Wiseman, a one-term incumbent, easily defeated democratic challenger Mary Lee Beal by a 1,763 to 963 margin in Tuesdayâ€™s primary, according to unofficial totals. Wiseman will face Republican Dan Moreland in the June 4 general election.