Home » 2012 » December » 19

Daily Archives: December 19, 2012

Ex-bank teller guilty of stealing $117K from vault

PICAYUNE — A former teller at a Picayune bank pleaded guilty to bank fraud for her role in the theft of $117,000 from a bank vault at Union Planters Bank. The Sun Herald reports 43-year-old Debra Mitchell was released on a $25,000 unsecured bond pending sentencing on March 18. Mitchell, of Carriere, was charged with bank fraud in a bill ...

Read More »

Nissan Canton gearing up for 10th anniversary in 2013

CANTON — The Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant is preparing to celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2013. The company will commemorate the anniversary with a series of events that highlight the accomplishments of its more than 5,000 employees and underscore its commitment to the Metro Jackson community and Central Mississippi. Dan Bednarzyk , vice president and plant manager at the ...

Read More »

Leaders 'cautiously optimistic' about navigation on dropping river

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi Valley Division commander Maj. Gen. John Peabody and St. Louis District commander Col. Chris Hall met with state and local representatives yesterday in Alton, Ill., to discuss current and future actions the Corps will take to maintain a safe and reliable navigation channel during low water. “We’ve been preparing for ...

Read More »

State’s search for new Revenue Department HQ narrows to 3 buildings

Office properties in Clinton, Ridgeland and downtown Jackson have made the short list among candidates to become the new home of the Mississippi Department of Finance. The two leading candidates going into the whittling of the candidate list Tuesday were Jackson’s Landmark Center and South Point Business Park in Clinton. Ergon Properties’s Diversified Technologies complex in Ridgeland joined them on ...

Read More »

Public hearing called to discuss subdivision development

VICKSBURG — Warren County will hold a public hearing on Jan. 22 on proposed changes to the county’s ordinance on subdivision development. The Vicksburg Post reports versions of a revised ordinance have discussed by the board of supervisors for months. The county is considering a prohibition on the sale of residential lots until roads are dedicated for county maintenance. The ...

Read More »

Council adopts new formula to set employees' salaries

PASCAGOULA — The Pascagoula City Council has approved a new approach to determine the salaries for city employees to go into effect in 2013. The Sun Herald reports the new plan will base salary off of the jobs’ values rather than the people fulfilling those positions. In a study that compared Pascagoula’s city employees’ salaries to those of other local, ...

Read More »

Source of persistent oil sheen in Gulf remains a mystery

GULF OF MEXICO — Underwater inspections at the site of BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig disaster have failed to identify the source of a persistent sheen on the surface of the Gulf of Mexico, officials said yesterday. The Coast Guard and BP both said the recent inspections confirmed that the company’s Macondo well, which blew out in April 2010 and spawned ...

Read More »

Coast city calls truce in long-running annexation fight

BILOXI and GULFPORT — The Gulfport City Council has voted unanimously to approve a resolution that could put an end to a longstanding annexation dispute with the city of Biloxi. The property in question consists of about two-and-one-half square miles along the Mississippi 605 corridor north and east of Gulfport’s corporate boundaries. The Sun Herald reports the resolution says if ...

Read More »

Special elections set to fill seats of late lawmakers

JACKSON — Special elections have been set for seats in the Mississippi Legislature left vacant by the recent death of two lawmakers. Voters will select a successor to the late Sen. Alice Harden on Feb. 5. If no candidate wins a majority, a runoff will be held Feb. 26. Gov. Phil Bryant set the election dates. Candidates, who will run ...

Read More »

One city rejects liquor, another works on newly passed law

ASHLAND and CORINTH — One Northeast Mississippi city’s voters have voted down legalized liquor sales while another city’s leaders have started exploring their community’s new liquor law. Ashland voters have rejected a proposal to legalize the sale of liquor inside the city limits. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports 120 voters cast ballots against the proposal, while 109 voted in ...

Read More »