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News Minute: Here is the latest Mississippi news from The Associated Press at 7:40 a.m. CDT

HERNANDO, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi authorities have arrested a woman in connection with the death of her sister, whose body was found a day earlier. WREG-TV reports Jamie Janeil Hitt faces a charge of manslaughter in the death of her sister, Trisha Marie Lyons. Lyons' body was discovered Thursday in an abandoned house in southwest DeSoto County.

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - The 158 employees at Anderson-Tully Lumber Co. are expected to lose their jobs in the wake of the company's sale to an unnamed company. The Vicksburg Post reports the company, which has been in Vicksburg since 1889, announced the sale in a press release Friday. The sale is expected to close May 15.

PEARL, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi authorities are urging residents to prepare for potential severe storms Sunday through Monday. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency said Saturday that the National Weather Service warns most of the state has a risk of seeing strong to severe storms that include high winds in excess of 60 mph, hail and tornadoes in that timeframe. MEMA Executive Director Lee Smithson says the conditions for severe storms is the "most ripe" they've seen this year.

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) - The Columbus school board is continuing its search for the next person to lead the district. Applications will be taken until next Friday, March 23. WCBI-TV reports the board of trustees hopes to make a decision by June 4. Former Superintendent Dr. Philip Hickman was fired in January.

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