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Lab owner's attorneys say client is being punished for activism

WATER VALLEY — Federal prosecutors want a judge to prohibit defense lawyers from saying a laboratory owner’s past environmental activism is the reason behind her prosecution on charges of faking wastewater samples. Tennie White, owner of Mississippi Environmental Analytical Laboratories Inc., was indicted Nov. 7 on charges of making false statements and obstruction related to tests that a company hired ...

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New university president marks first day at work

HATTIESBURG — New University of Southern Mississippi president Rodney Bennett began his first day on the job yesterday speaking with members of local media and meeting with his executive cabinet this morning. USM is also celebrating Founders’ Day. “What a wonderful day to recognize the outstanding achievements of our students, faculty and staff and the founding of our university,” he ...

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Guilty plea expected in trial over exported Russian chicken

PASCAGOULA — Court records say a man is expected to plead guilty in an alleged conspiracy to falsify the temperatures of chicken exported from Mississippi to Russia. The April 2012 indictment says Gerald Miller, Patrick McLain and Terry White arranged the export of chicken that did not meet temperature requirements under a trade agreement with Russia. White was scheduled to ...

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