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Greenville council OKs moving plans for Trop Casino

GREENVILLE, Mississippi — The Greenville City Council has approved Trop Casino’s proposal to move its gambling operations on Lake Ferguson onshore and develop the city’s waterfront. Mayor John Cox broke a tie vote Thursday. The casino and its parent company, Las Vegas-based Tropicana Entertainment Inc., say they hope to have the casino, parking areas and a new restaurant ready by ...

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Ex-teller gets eight years for stealing $200K-plus

WIGGINS — A former lead bank teller has been ordered to prison for eight years and must pay restitution of $201,000 for embezzling from the Bank of Wiggins. The Sun Herald reports Circuit Judge Larry Bourgeois sentenced 38-yeaer-old Veronica Morse yesterday to 20 years and suspended 12, leaving eight to serve followed by five years of probation. Prosecutors say Morse ...

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Man's sentencing for role in contraband tobacco case delayed

ABERDEEN — The sentencing hearing has been postponed for a North Carolina man scheduled to be sentenced for his involvement in a multi-state scheme to avoid taxes and fees on tobacco sales. Calvin Phelps, who operated four tobacco sales businesses in Mocksville, N.C., pleaded guilty to three counts of wire fraud, contraband cigarette trafficking and money laundering in June 2012. ...

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Josh Coyne named vice president, consumer sales manager for Regions Bank in Gulfport

Regions Bank has named Josh Coyne as vice president, consumer sales manager in Gulfport. He is responsible for the overall sales performance and skills development of the branch managers and sales teams in the Mississippi Gulf Coast region, and for creating and expanding business development activities. A banking industry veteran with more than eight years of experience, Coyne previously served ...

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Jennifer Fryar Mallard named chief of permit section by U. S. Army Corps of Engineers

The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District (Corps) recently selected Jennifer Fryar Mallard as chief of the permit section in the regulatory branch. Mallard joined the Corps in 2001 as a park ranger at Lake Greeson in Murfreesboro, Ark. After deploying to Mississippi for Hurricane Katrina emergency operations in 2005, she accepted a position in the regulatory branch ...

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Virgie Thames honored by Mississippi Small Business Development Center

Virgie Thames of Decatur is being honored for her exemplary work as administrative assistant for the Mississippi Small Business Development Center at East Central Community College in Decatur. Thames is the 2013 recipient of the MSBDC State Star Award. Thames earned an associate’s degree from ECCC in December 2003. She is also a 1991 graduate of Moore Business College, previously ...

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Mississippi State Hospital names its board of directors

Friends of Mississippi State Hospital has voted in its board of directors for the 2013-2014 year. Friends of MSH board members and officers are: Mike Kimbrell; Sheila Shows (secretary); Mary Crossman; Jessie Buckley; Jerald Ball; Kathy Denton; Dr. Marc Lewis; Bridget Lowery (vice president); Bobby Stephens; Dee Payne (treasurer); Joel Ross (president); Gale Martin; Tim Durr; Steve Lesley; Larry Swearengen; ...

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Dr. Luke Lampton named Family Physician of the Year

The Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians has named Dr. Lucius M. “Luke” Lampton, of Magnolia, as the 2013 MAFP Family Physician of the Year. Each year, the award is presented to the physician contributing the most to the development of family medicine in the state. Although he now practices in rural Mississippi, Lampton was born in Jackson into a physician’s ...

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