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McCrory joins Epps in asking for trial delay

JACKSON — Brandon businessman Cecil McCrory has joined former Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps in asking a judge to delay their Jan. 5 trial date. In a motion filed Wednesday, lawyer Don Leland wrote he has received 66 discs of government evidence against McCrory and needs more time to review it. Last week, Epps’ lawyer […] [...]

Tanger Outlets involved in Southaven project

by Published: December 17,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, NEWS, real estate, retail

SOUTHAVEN — Outlet mall operator Tanger is expected to announce soon its involvement in a project in Mississippi. Southaven Mayor Darren Musselwhite says the public part of the project has been addressed. Southaven and DeSoto County officials several years ago approved a $15 million tax increment financing plan in which bonds will be issued to […] [...]

85 endangered turtles being rehabbed on Gulf Coast

by Published: December 16,2014

Tags: Business, environment, Mississippi, NEWS

GULFPORT — Scores of endangered turtles hurt by the unusual cold in Massachusetts have been brought to the Gulf Coast to be rehabilitated and eventually released into the wild. Hundreds of cold-stunned young Kemp’s ridley sea turtles have washed up on Massachusetts beaches since November. The condition — like human hypothermia — can be fatal. […] [...]

Wicker receives committee assignments

by Published: December 16,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, NEWS, Politics, Roger Wicker

JACKSON — Mississippi Republican Sen. Roger Wicker has retained his seniority positions on the Senate Armed Service and Commerce Committee. Wicker’s office says in a news release that the senator will also serve on the Budget Committee; the Environment and Public Works Committee; and the Rules Committee. The EPW Committee oversees a broad range of […] [...]

Former Harrison County utility chief indicted on federal charges

by Published: December 16,2014

Tags: Business, Gulf Coast, Harrison County, Mississippi, NEWS

GULFPORT — A former Harrison County supervisor is scheduled to plead guilty Tuesday to a federal conspiracy charge related to bribes prosecutors say he took from a contractor who was doing business with the local utility authority. Prosecutors say 65-year-old Kim Savant, who resigned earlier Tuesday from the board of supervisors, agreed to have criminal charges […] [...]

Tourism group asks Jackson County for room tax

PASCAGOULA — The Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau has asked Jackson County supervisors for a 2 percent nightly occupancy tax on hotel rooms to support tourism. Harrison and Hancock counties have heads-on-beds taxes in place that raise money to support the Mississippi Gulf Coast Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau. Jackson County does not. […] [...]

Retired Mississippi chancery judge Ray Montgomery dies

by Published: December 16,2014

Tags: Business, judge, law, Mississippi, NEWS

CANTON — Retired Chancery Judge Ray H. Montgomery of Canton died Sunday after a brief illness. He was 79. The Mississippi Supreme Court announced Montgomery’s death Monday. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Canton. Burial will be in Cato Cemetery in Johns, Mississippi. After retiring, Montgomery heard cases as a […] [...]

Justices Scalia and Kagan to speak at Ole Miss

by Published: December 15,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, NEWS, Supreme Court

OXFORD — Two U.S. Supreme Court justices are scheduled to speak at the University of Mississippi. Justices Antonin Scalia and Elena Kagan will speak Monday at a session hosted by the Ole Miss law school. The session will be moderated by law school Associate Dean Jack Nowlin, a constitutional law professor. Though Scalia generally sides […] [...]

In Mississippi, education money gap grows to $1.5B

by Published: December 15,2014

Tags: Business, Common Core, education, Mississippi, NEWS

DURANT — In a state with a long history of lousy education, and a bad habit of not paying for it, nowhere is the problem as profound as in this tiny town smack in the middle of Mississippi. Durant Public School teachers spend their nights searching for math and other problems on the Internet because […] [...]

Grenada plastics company to expand, add 60 jobs

by Published: December 15,2014

Tags: Business, Grenada, manufacturing, Mississippi, NEWS

GRENADA — An Illinois company will invest $350,000 to expand its Grenada factory, adding 60 jobs. Suburban Plastics, based in Elgin, Illinois, announced last week it would expand its current factory by 25,000 square feet to increase production. Vice President Jeremy Baxter says the company has “a strong trend of continuing growth” in Grenada. The […] [...]

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