Federal grand jury returns to its session

The men and women convened Wednesday morning at the downtown federal courthouse, chatting with front-door security guards they’ve come to know during their extended duty considering information from government prosecutors. It was unclear if Wednesday was their last day since grand jury activity is secret.

“Looks like this is our last time,” one juryman said to another as they boarded the elevator for the third-floor Grand Jury room.

“Are you ready for this to be over?” one woman asked another female jury member, who nodded in agreement.

Speculation around the storied Square included new developments in the Scruggs judicial bribery case or the Mississippi Beef Plant investigation.

NE MS Daily Journal