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Officials brace for another possible winter storm

The historic winter of 2014 continues as officials have again issued warnings ahead of possible winter weather in areas of the state where such events are relatively rare. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is asking citizens to be aware of the forecast of winter weather in Central and South Mississippi this morning into this afternoon. The National Weather Service says ...

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County prosecuting attorney arrested for diverting pretrial money

PEARL RIVER COUNTY — State Auditor Stacey Pickering reports Aaron Russell, the prosecuting attorney for Pearl River County, has been indicted on one count of altering public records and one count of committing fraud by a public official. Russell, 50, is accused of setting up and executing an unauthorized pretrial diversion program in which he accepted money from defendants in ...

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Wide load moving through Ocean Springs area

OCEAN SPRINGS — Motorists traveling in the Ocean Springs area will need to watch for a wide load that could slow them down. The Mississippi Department of Transportation has issued a wide load permit to Wise Trucking. Wise is moving 16 large fiberglass tanks from north of I-10 on Highway 57 at Ocean Springs to south of I-10 on Highway ...

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Another county court launches e-filing service

MERIDIAN — Lauderdale County Chancery Court began accepting voluntary e-filing of court documents on Feb. 3. E-filing will become mandatory on March 3, according to an order signed by Chancellors Jerry Mason and Lawrence Primeaux. Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr., who has spearheaded development of an e-filing and documents management system for state courts, said, “The addition of ...

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Entergy crews head to Arkansas to help restore power

JACKSON — A revised forecast calling for additional icing in central and northern Arkansas has Entergy Arkansas calling for help. And Entergy Mississippi crews are answering that call. Some 63 restoration workers — 38 from Entergy Mississippi and 25 contract crews — plus support teams left central Mississippi and northern Mississippi around noon yesterday to help its sister utility with ...

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Marathon organizers expecting more than 1,200 runners

GREENVILLE — More than 1,200 participants are expected this weekend at the 2nd Annual Mississippi River Marathon. The event will kickoff Friday with an expo at the Greenville Mall. Runners will pick up their race packets at the expo. Both full and half-marathons will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday. The Mississippi River Marathon will award a total of $3,000 in ...

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Brand compatibility leads CVS to snuff out store tobacco sales

CVS Caremark will stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products at its stores by Oct. 1, making the nation’s second-largest drugstore chain in the first national pharmacy to pull tobacco products from its sales roster. The Christian Science Monitor reports that CVS’s announcement follows years of branding initiatives to retool the mega-retailer not just as a drugstore chain, but as a ...

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Pear River prosecutor charged with selling “Stay out of Jail” cards

The official in charge of prosecuting criminal defendants in Pearl River County is himself facing prosecution after charges he traded entrance into a pre-trial diversion program for money. A pre-trail diversion keeps the defendant from incarceration. The indictments against Aaron Russell list one count of altering public records and one count of committing fraud by a public official. Special Agents ...

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Rick Gehr named head golf pro at Beau Rivage's Fallen Oak course

BILOXI, Mississippi — Beau Rivage Resort & Casino is pleased to welcome Rick Gehr as Fallen Oak’s new Head Golf Professional. An accomplished golfer and operator, Gehr played in the 1998 US Open and won the national PGA Assistant’s Championship the same year. Prior to joining MGM Resorts’ Fallen Oak, Gehr served as the Director of Golf Operations at Craft ...

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JSU to hold grand opening of Innovate Faculty Digital Space

Jackson State University will celebrate the grand opening of Innovate — a one-stop-shop for faculty and staff to create and disseminate digital content — on Feb. 6 during the 2nd Annual Democratization of Cyberlearning Summit. Innovate’s grand opening is scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, on the first floor of the H.T. Sampson Library. The center is equipped with ...

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