Alexander Brooks, 19, of Oktibbeha County, received a 20-year sentence in the Mississippi Department of Corrections with 10 years suspended and a $631 fine after he pleaded guilty recently in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court to sexual battery.
It started in 2002, when a friend talked Kay Raye into buying a kiln. Four years later, what started as a hobby became a full-time job for Raye.
Raye, a local artist, had worked at a print shop for 25 years. After she began making pottery pieces, she realized she could make money off her pieces and quit work to begin Kay Raye Pottery.
Paige Lawes recognizes something familiar in Emily Jones â€” something the two have in common.