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CARTER: Glocked and loaded for the GOP National Convention

“Packing” for this summer’s Republican Party National Convention in Tampa has taken on a whole new meaning. Grab your Glock and come on down – but don’t forget to bring enough 9mm rounds. That’s the message Florida Gov. Rick Scott has sent with his warning that conventioneers may want to pack some heat in case they must stand their ground ...

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Full House lands financing to purchase Silver Slipper Casino

BAY ST. LOUIS — Las Vegas, Nev.-based Full House Resorts reports it has obtained financing commitments for new credit facilities totaling $75 million to fund the company’s acquisition of the Silver Slipper Casino. The financing will consist of a $55 million first lien credit facility and a $20 million second lien facility. Capital One N.A. will serve as administrative agent ...

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Aldermen to hold public meeting on proposed new noise ordinance

OCEAN SPRINGS — The Ocean Springs Board of Aldermen will hold a public hearing on May 15 on a proposed noise ordinance. Mayor Connie Moran tells The Mississippi Press the board decided during an executive session last night to set hours for outdoor music and not measure decibel levels. Outdoor music will have to cease on weeknights at 11 p.m., ...

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Ex-NFL player going to jail for defrauding investors

JACKSON — Former NFL football player Jeffrey Walker is going to prison for defrauding investors in four states of more than $2 million in what prosecutors say was a land development scheme involving property in China. A federal judge sentenced Walker to 45 months for wire fraud and 36 months for tax evasion. The sentences will run at the same ...

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Bill passes to consolidate Delta county's school districts

BOLIVAR COUNTY — Five Bolivar County school districts would be merged into two in 2014, under a bill headed to Gov. Phil Bryant’s desk. Senate Bill 2760 passed the House 66-53 and the Senate 31-19. It would require that the Benoit, West Bolivar and Shaw districts merge into a new West Bolivar district based in Rosedale. Mound Bayou and North ...

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Senate approves redistricting plan; needs House approval

JACKSON — The Mississippi Senate today adopted its own redistricting plan that includes more majority-black districts and fewer split precincts. The Senate also rubber-stamped a House map that the House approved last week. The Senate plan still needs House approval. Legislative maps have to be updated each decade to balance the population in the districts. The redistricting chairman, Republican Sen. ...

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Louisiana, Mississippi largest gainers in CEO business climate survey

Louisiana and Mississippi are on a fast track toward gaining rankings as top places in the nation for doing business, a survey published in CEO Magazine found. While Texas continues to be the top-ranked, Louisiana and Mississippi showed the largest one-year gains in rankings, with the Bayou State climbing from number 27 to 13 and Mississippi rising from 38 to ...

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Bryant signs stronger-beer legislation into law

JACKSON — Mississippi’s sole brewery will soon be able to make stronger beer to sell outside the state. Gov. Phil Bryant signed Senate Bill 2370 into law yesterday, which allows breweries to manufacture and sell beer with more than 8 percent alcohol by weight to states that allow sales of stronger beer. Mark Henderson, co-owner of Mississippi’s only brewery, Lazy ...

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Alderman take action against advisor who told Davis to not answer questions

SOUTHAVEN — Southaven aldermen have stripped Mark Sorrell of his role as the city’s legal adviser and said he would serve only as prosecutor in the future. Sorrell has been serving in both capacities, but aldermen said the dual roles were too much. The Commercial Appeal reports Sorrell came under fire from some aldermen earlier for publicly advising Mayor Greg ...

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Cancer center fraud trial delayed as prosecutors mull more charges

SUMMIT — A trial that had been scheduled to begin today has been delayed for a former cancer clinic owner and two others charged with participating in a multi-million-dollar fraud that allegedly involved diluting chemotherapy drugs and using old syringes on multiple patients. Dr. Meera Sachdeva, Brittany McCoskey and Monica Weeks are charged with offenses including conspiracy and witness tampering ...

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