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Sheriff assures city of continued inmate labor

CORINTH — Alcorn County Sheriff Charles Rinehart is assuring local officials he will continue to provide inmate labor. Rinehart met this past week with Corinth officials who are concerned about changes in numbers of inmates assigned to the city each day. Rinehart said while in the past the county has averaged had 65 to 68 […] [...]

Greenwood redoubles efforts to shoo away blackbirds

GREENWOOD — The city of Greenwood is renewing its annual effort to chase away thousands of pesky blackbirds. Cities in the Mississippi Delta have tried imaginative methods to chase off thousands of blackbirds that stop over for weeks at a time on their annual migration. This time, there are no shrieking pyrotechnics, starter pistols, recorded […] [...]

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. […] [...]

City leaders craft cost-cutting budget with no tax increase

JACKSON — Mayor Tony Yarber and his team have devised a financial plan that he says will reduce city of Jackson spending by $110 million without any tax hike. Yarber outlined about his proposed budget with city council members yesterday. The budget is nearly a 22 percent decrease from fiscal year 2014. The total budget […] [...]

City officials back off post-shooting rental price hikes

SOUTHAVEN — The city of Southaven has scaled back the rental for city-owned facilities. The city raised the rent after a shooting in July 2013 at the city’s Tennis Center. Mayor Darren Musselwhite tells The Commercial Appeal that officials decided they overreacted. He says they didn’t want to make the facilities too expensive for people […] [...]

Candidates lining up to be Waveland’s next mayor

WAVELAND — Candidate qualifying begins Friday for Waveland’s municipal elections. Waveland Mayor David Garcia announced last week he would not be seeking re-election and is retiring after his term expires in December. Candidates are already lining up. Before Garcia’s announcement, local businessman Jay Trapani had announced he was running for mayor City party primary elections […] [...]

City changes rules on serving alcohol outside

MERIDIAN — Some restaurants in downtown Meridian can legally start serving beer, wine and cocktails to customers dining at tables on sidewalks. The city council recently changed the rules that regulate alcohol consumption on public streets. The new policy allows alcohol to be served at tables that restaurants put on sidewalks just outside their buildings, […] [...]

Deputy city clerk indicted for embezzling from court

OXFORD — A deputy city clerk in Oxford has been indicted on charges she embezzled more than $12,700 from Lafayette County Justice Court receipts in 2012. State Auditor Stacey Pickering says in a news release that 46-year-old Alisa Liggins was released on $5,000 bond after she was booked at the sheriff’s department. Pickering says Liggins […] [...]

Bland pushing for ExpressJet as new airline for Meridian

MERIDIAN — Meridian Mayor Percy Bland wants Georgia-based ExpressJet to be the new air carrier for Meridian Regional Airport. The recommendation now goes to the U.S. Department of Transportation. Bland was assisted in his selection by a panel of seven community members who studied the proposals. ExpressJet was one of two airlines to submit bids […] [...]

City council approves bonds for crumbling water, sewer system

GULFPORT — City of Gulfport officials say the proceeds of a $30-million bond approved yesterday by the city council will go specifically toward projects in the city’s 2013 water and sewer master plan. “As the public is well aware, Gulfport has a very bad deteriorating water and sewer system. We have pipes that are collapsing. […] [...]

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