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Former school principal's trial for embezzlement re-scheduled

HERNANDO — Former Olive Branch Middle School principal Mike McCoy, who was indicted on conspiracy and embezzlement charges, will be now be tried in August. The Commercial Appeal reports McCoy’s trial was scheduled for trial next week. McCoy’s trial date is now set for Aug. 19 in DeSoto County Circuit Court in Hernando. If he enters a plea, the plea ...

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Southern Miss to start massive student residence complex

HATTIESBURG — Construction is scheduled to begin soon on a massive student housing project on the University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus. Century Park South will bring residence halls to Southern Miss, providing 954 beds for freshmen and other scholarship students. The $55.6-million project will feature three buildings, with five floors in each structure. “The addition of Century Park South ...

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Mississippians rally for American Eurocopter

American Eurocopter today received the inaugural Golden Triangle Development LINK Industry of the Year award. Employees and their families, state and local officials and members of the Golden Triangle community gathered to celebrate the honor and to rally in support of preserving funding for the UH-72A Lakota helicopter built for the U.S. Army and Army National Guard. Speakers included Golden Triangle Development LINK CEO Joe ...

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Construction date set on new wharf face for Port of Gulfport

GULFPORT —Work is set to begin June 6 on building a new wharf face for the west pier of the Port of Gulfport, a project that marks a key phase in restoring the port nearly destroyed almost a decade ago by Hurricane Katrina. The Mississippi State Port Authority awarded Hattiesburg-based L&A Contracting a $55.8 million contract May 23 to upgrade ...

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Rusty Barnes named MHP homeland security director

The Mississippi Department of Public Safety has named Highway Patrol Maj. Rusty Barnes as the new director for its Office of Homeland Security. He succeeds Jay Ledbetter, who retired about a month ago after more than 30 years of state service. The 48-year-old Barnes has been with the Highway Patrol for more than 25 years. He’s a Corinth native and ...

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Oklahoma storms have increased interest in home storm shelters

Seeing images of the almost unimaginable destruction from the tornado in Moore, Okla., has prompted a lot of people to make inquiries into building a storm shelter in their home. While there isn’t currently any money from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help pay for storm shelters in Mississippi, Mississippi Emergency Management Agency Director Robert Latham advises state residents ...

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Jackson student set to attend Apple developer conference

St. Andrew’s middle schooler Charley Hutchison had planned to buy one of 5,000 available tickets to the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference, which starts June 10. Charley, a 13-year-old who will enter the 8th grade this fall and who last year became one of the youngest app developers in Apple history, had saved enough money to pay for the ticket himself, ...

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