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1. Winning $50,000 Powerball ticket sold at Meridian!
The billion dollar Powerball draw is Monday night, but someone has already won a very nice prize, $50,000! The ticket was sold at Meridian’s North Hills Texaco. The lucky player matched 4 out of 5 white balls and the Powerball in the October 29 draw. If you have purchased a ticket, check it carefully! Mississippi Lottery Corporation said there was another $50,000 winner in Leland, with the ticket purchased at Double Quick #61. Neither player selected the Powerplay option, which was 3. This would have tripled their winnings to $150,000. Meanwhile, the Monday night draw jackpot is now estimated at $1 billion, with an estimated cash value of $497.3 million. If a player wins Monday’s jackpot, it will be the second-biggest jackpot in Powerball’s 30-year history and the fifth-biggest jackpot in US lottery history.
2. Former Madison youth pastor accused of sexually assaulting a girl in the 1980s
A former youth pastor at Broadmoor Baptist Church in Madison has been accused of sexual abuse, according to the church’s website. The church says that in 1982, David Ingram, who was 28 at the time, joined the pastoral team and served as youth pastor until 1988. According to a statement posted on the church’s website church, ten days ago the church board heard from a woman who was a member of the church family. The woman told the church that Ingram began caring for her when she was 12 and sexually abused her when she was 15 when he was a youth pastor. She says the abuse continued for several years. “We are withholding details to protect the survivor and the integrity of the process we will be undertaking, but we want to share with you that we have heard from several people to whom this survivor has disclosed her abuse in various ways over the past few years,” The church’s website said, “These people came forward at her request to verify her disclosures and the trauma care she received.”
3. Jackson mayor discusses plans to keep water running after governor’s emergency declaration expires
Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba gave more details Monday about the city’s plans to keep its water plants running if a long-term operator isn’t in place when the state steps down. “We can proceed with the establishment of a temporary maintenance contract so that we can service all critical parts of the water treatment plant,” he said. “We pray it’s not, but…one thing I’ve learned is that it’s a fastball sport. You have to be ready for anything.” Mayor’s comments come in just days after Governor Tate Reeves announced that his emergency declaration governing the city’s water supply system would end on November 22. The declaration was due to expire on November 17. However, the governor extended it an additional five days to allow for a transition period between state managers and a private operator, which the city should put in place to oversee water operations.
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