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Tourism leaders asking for more money from city, county

CORINTH — Tourism leaders are asking for an increase in funding from officials of the city of Corinth and Alcorn County. The Daily Corinthian reported the Corinth Board of Mayor and Aldermen and Alcorn County Board of Supervisors will complete their budgets in September for the coming fiscal year. The Corinth Area Convention and Visitors Bureau wants an increase in ...

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Judge reschedules sentencing in wastewater testing fraud case

WATER VALLEY — A federal judge has reset the sentencing date for an environmental laboratory owner in Mississippi who was convicted on federal charges of falsifying records on industrial wastewater samples. Tennie White was the sole operator of Mississippi Environmental Analytical Laboratories Inc. She was convicted in May in U.S. District Court in Jackson on two counts of making false ...

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Former Sen. Lott hospitalized with ruptured appendix

JACKSON — A one-time aide to former U.S. Sen. Trent Lott said yesterday that the Mississippi Republican has suffered a ruptured appendix. The former aide, Lee Youngblood, told The Associated Press that he has been in touch with Lott’s family. Youngblood said the 71-year-old Lott underwent surgery and is expected to recover. “He did have a ruptured appendix,” Youngblood said. ...

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Transportation study group leader proposes $700M tax for roads, bridges

JACKSON — The leader of a Senate transportation study committee proposes the state should levy $700 million in new taxes to support road maintenance as well as some other non-transportation related projects. Sen. Willie Simmons, D-Cleveland, said yesterday that the proposal, which would be the largest state tax increase in more than 20 years, is only a starting point for ...

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Workers complete debris removal from blown out Gulf gas well

GULF OF MEXICO — Federal regulators say workers have finished removing debris from the wellhead of a gas well that blew out in the Gulf of Mexico last month off the coast of Louisiana. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said yesterday that it has approved plans to send a camera down the wellbore as part of efforts to ...

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City expected to make deadline for tax assessment appeal

BILOXI — City officials estimate Biloxi has lost millions since Hurricane Katrina due to low and zero tax assessments by the Harrison County Assessor’s office and they expect to appeal the values by Monday’s deadline. The zero assessment on the Casino Magic hotel tower, Southern Trucking’s concrete plant, Gulf Coast Mental Health Center and the Biloxi Yacht Club are among ...

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UMMC taps Kevin Cook as CEO for adult hospitals

JACKSON, Mississippi — Kevin Cook has been named chief executive officer of the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s adult hospitals, effective July 8. A native of Miami, Fla., Cook had served as president and CEO of St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio, and was the Metro President of Toledo for Mercy Health Partners, part of a large non-profit health ...

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CMMC chooses Lana Brooks

  Central Mississippi Medical Center (CMMC) has named Lana Brooks, RN, BSN, director of surgical services. Brooks, who has 25 years of managing surgery departments, most recently served as director of surgery at another area hospital. She also has experience in establishing a robotic surgical center and serving as an orthopedic and neurological coordinator. Brooks, a native of Magee, received ...

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Michael Galaty heading MSU anthropology department

Award-winning survey archaeologist Michael Galaty is the new head of Mississippi State University’s Department of Anthropology and Middle Eastern Cultures. Before officially assuming his duties, Galaty was an anthropology professor and chair of the sociology and anthropology department at Millsaps College in Jackson. Galaty holds master’s and doctoral degrees in anthropology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Also an anthropology ...

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