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Town of Hatley to hold election in wake of mayor’s death

HATLEY — The town of Hatley will hold a special election Sept. 30 to elect a new mayor. The board of aldermen set the qualifying date for candidates for Sept. 10. The election comes after the death of Mayor Pete Vaughn on Aug. 9. Vaughn died at his home of natural causes. He was 63. […] [...]

Voters in Okolona approve school bond issue

OKOLONA — Voters in Okolona have approved a $2 million school bond issue. The announcement of Tuesday’s election results were held up while local officials counted 465 absentee ballots yesterday. Complete but unofficial returns show 62 percent of those voting approved the bond issue. A 60 percent margin was required for passage. The bulk of […] [...]

State improves heartworm diagnosis ranking, but still third-highest in U.S.

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — There’s good and bad news for Mississippi’s pets. The good news is the Magnolia State has slightly improved its position in the battle against one of the deadliest diseases threatening dogs and cats. The bad news, according to the American Heartworm Society (AHS), which conducts a nationwide incidence survey every three years, […] [...]

Isle of Capri reports decreased in-state revenues; experiencing ‘market pressures’

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Isle of Capri Casinos Inc. has released financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2015. Company-wide, net revenue for the quarter was $241.6 million, compared to $238.0 million in the prior year quarter, and consolidated adjusted EBITDA was $43.7 million, compared to $41.9 million in the same quarter of the […] [...]

MSU receives funding for two proposals aimed at boosting NASA missions

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University is receiving funding for two proposals expected to help NASA achieve its long-term space mission as well as enhance commercial partnerships and technological innovation on Earth. The federal agency announced principal investigator Judy Schneider of the university’s Advanced Materials and Processing Research Group was awarded the grants through the NASA-Marshall […] [...]

PEDIGREE dog food recalled; might contain metal fragments

MAGNOLIA and VICKSBURG — Mars Petcare US is voluntarily recalling PEDIGREE Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food products due to the possible presence of a foreign material. According to the company, the bags were produced in one manufacturing facility and shipped to one retail customer. The facility production line has been shut down until this […] [...]

Circuit clerks question how to get records to McDaniel’s trial

LAUREL — Attorneys for Chris McDaniel have issued subpoenas demanding election records from more than half of Mississippi’s counties for a lawsuit that seeks to overturn his Republican primary loss to Sen. Thad Cochran. Some circuit clerks said yesterday that gathering records will require a great deal of work and expense. A McDaniel subpoena demands […] [...]

Voters in Lowndes County reject bond issue for school projects

COLUMBUS — Lowndes County voters have failed to pass a $47 million bond issue. Complete but unofficial results from Tuesday’s election show more than 51 percent of those voting supported the bond issue. However, the bond needed 60 percent of votes cast to pass. The district planned to build a new $20 million New Hope […] [...]

Attorneys of woman accused of fatal buttocks injections look to undermine testimony

JACKSON — Defense attorneys for a woman accused of killing a Georgia woman in 2012 through illicit silicone buttocks injections tried yesterday to undermine the testimony of the lead investigator, who acknowledged under cross-examination that investigators have not matched silicone seized from the defendant’s house to that found in the victim’s body. Defense lawyer John […] [...]

Corps’ work on Steele Bayou project to affect drivers and anglers

VICKSBURG — The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District is scheduled to begin work Sept. 1 on the Steele Bayou Drainage Structure Outlet Channel Repair Project near the Mississippi Highway 465 bridge. The Corps reports the work is necessary to repair a scour hole that has developed downstream of the bridge. Traffic will […] [...]

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