Posts Tagged ‘courts’

Davis looks to keep his paycheck from garnishment by Pickering

SOUTHAVEN — Mayor Greg Davis is seeking a temporary restraining order to prevent Mississippi Auditor Stacey Pickering from garnishing his paycheck to recover disputed debt. The Commercial Appeal reports the temporary order is part of a counter suit filed by Davis that also seeks to force Southaven to restore a $35,000 stipend the mayor had […] [...]

Court rules for Entergy Mississippi in agreement-ending case

WASHINGTON D.C. — A federal appeals court yesterday rejected an effort by Louisiana utility regulators to make Entergy Corp. subsidiaries in Arkansas and Mississippi pay for ending an agreement with their Entergy counterparts in Louisiana and Texas. The ruling by an appeals court in Washington deals with an agreement that has proven beneficial to customers […] [...]

Hazlehurst man gets jail time for dealing bogus goods

HAZLEHURST — Authorities say a Hazlehurst man has been sentenced to five years after being convicted of selling counterfeit goods. The Mississippi attorney general’s office says 25-year-old Christopher Williams was sentenced by Judge Lamar Pickard in Copiah County Circuit Court. Authorities say an undercover investigation caught Williams selling counterfeit purses and other bogus merchandise on […] [...]

Judge to decide if Snopek missed deadline with St. Dominic lawsuit

MADISON — A judge says he will decide this week whether a former professional baseball player missed a three-year deadline to file a lawsuit against St. Dominic Health Services in a legal dispute over a Madison athletic facility project. The Clarion-Ledger reports today if Hinds County Circuit Judge Bill Gowan rules the statute of limitation […] [...]

Church still defiant as court hears congregation’s appeal

HOLLY SPRINGS — A tiny Mississippi congregation is fighting a city’s attempt to ban churches from the town square, a move that the pastor said is aimed at preventing the church from taking up valuable space for shops and other businesses. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in the case Wednesday. The […] [...]

AG rules state must allow same-sex ceremony at museum

JACKSON — Faced with the threat of a federal lawsuit, Mississippi officials have relented on a ban on same-sex commitment ceremonies at a state-owned museum and are processing a permit for two women. The Southern Poverty Law Center sent a letter to the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum in Jackson on July 12, threatening to […] [...]

Oil rig manager sentenced for lying about safety testing

WALNUT GROVE — A 49-year-old Mississippi man who worked as manager on a drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico has been sentenced to two years of probation for lying about testing on a key safety device that allegedly was not working properly. Donald Hudson, of Walnut Grove, pleaded guilty in April to making a […] [...]

Owners of bankrupt casino ordered to find buyer

VICKSBURG — By order of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Delta Development & Investments has retained Equity Partners CRB (EP) to find a buyer for its Grand Station Casino barge on the Yazoo River in Vicksburg. According to EP, many gaming-related machines and tables would be included in the sale. The court has ordered the accelerated […] [...]

Ex-county supervisor pleads guilty to stealing tax money

LEXINGTON — Former Holmes County Supervisor Norman Cobbins has pleaded guilty to submitting false invoices to get county money for his own use. U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis says in a news release that Cobbins will be sentenced Oct. 26. He faces a maximum penalty of ten years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The […] [...]

County files challenge to EPA’s air-quality ruling

HERNANDO — A Mississippi county is challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to group the county with Memphis on ozone levels. The Commercial Appeal reports the DeSoto County Board of Supervisors met in closed session to discuss litigation filed against the EPA. Gary Rikard, an attorney who represents the county on the issue, says […] [...]

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