Archive for 2011

Construction underway on Bayou Caddy Marina

HANCOCK COUNTY — A Hancock County marina that was hit hard by Hurricane Katrina is well on its way to a comeback. Construction has started on a new harbor master building at Bayou Caddy Marina to replace the one destroyed during the storm. WLOX TV reports the new building towers over docking spaces. “Before the […] [...]

Two counties declared disaster areas by SBA

ITAWAMBA COUNTY and MONROE COUNTY — The U.S. Small Business Administration announces today that federal economic injury disaster loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes located in Itawamba and Monroe counties in Mississippi as a result of the excessive rain, […] [...]

City officials lobbying for change in flood codes

PASCAGOULA — Pascagoula officials are asking lawmakers to amend a state law and allow local governments to enforce federal floodplain codes at hunting and fishing camps so they can qualify for the National Flood Insurance Program. City attorney Eddie Williams tells the Mississippi Press the change is required because the state’s exemption on such properties […] [...]

C Spire signs sponsorship pact with Grizzlies, FedExForum

RIDGELAND — The Memphis Grizzlies and C Spire Wireless have entered into a multi-year sponsorship agreement involving the NBA Western Conference team and FedExForum. Terms were not disclosed. As part of the agreement, the Memphis Grizzlies have chosen C Spire Wireless as the official wireless partner of the professional basketball team and FedExForum and will […] [...]

Staplcotn expecting less cotton next year due weak prices

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Although Mississippi’s cotton acreage rebounded somewhat in 2011, Staplcotn’s Hank Reichle is expecting Delta farmers to plant less of the fiber in 2012 in response to lower prices. Reichle, vice president of export sales for the Greenwood-based cotton-marketing cooperative, said farmers are not glued to any one crop. “Producers have diversified. They […] [...]

Pine Belt airport still looking for replacement carrier

HATTIESBURG — It is still a wait-and-see situation at the Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport when it comes to which commercial carrier will provide service to local residents. For the past three years, Delta Airlines has provided commercial air service at Hattiesburg-Laurel. In July, the airline announced it was discontinuing service to 24 of its smaller markets, […] [...]

Hosemann: New voter ID law is constitutional

JACKSON — Mississippi officials are confident the state’s new voter ID constitutional amendment will pass muster despite the Justice Department’s rejection of a similar South Carolina law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls. “The Supreme Court has ruled that voter ID is constitutional and we believe that Mississippi’s plan for implementing voter […] [...]

Resort officials say security breach reports inaccurate

PHILADELPHIA — Officials with Pearl River Resort has issued a statement on reports regarding a potential breach in security of the processing system for credit and debit cards at the Pearl River Resort. Officials say reports have not been wholly accurate. Guests’ personal financial information is secure and protected, and no ATMs were affected during […] [...]

Ex-Hancock auditor to be sentenced for fraud

GULFPORT — A former Hancock Bank auditor is scheduled for sentencing in January for defrauding the bank of $143,000 over a two-year period by converting portions of collections into money orders. Lisa Brooks sentencing hearing is scheduled for Jan. 10 in U.S. District Court in Gulfport. Authorities say the Gulfport woman faces a maximum penalty […] [...]

Judge appointed to hear election-related lawsuit

by Published: December 27,2011

Tags: courts, elections, judge, judicial, lawsuit, Politics, voters, votes, Voting

GREENVILLE — Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice William L. Waller Jr. has appointed retired senior-status Judge Samac S. Richardson of Brandon to hear Greenville attorney Willie Griffin’s election-related lawsuit against Washington County Board of Supervisors District 2 Supervisor Mike Gordon. No hearing date has been set. The Delta Democrat Times reports Waller’s order developed because […] [...]

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