Posts Tagged ‘DeSoto County’

Real estate developer gets 10 days in prison for bank fraud

OXFORD — DeSoto County developer Chuck Roberts will serve 10 days in a federal prison in September for his role in a bank fraud scheme involving a Southaven subdivision his company was planning to build. The Commercial Appeal reports the 46-year-old Roberts said during yesterday’s sentencing hearing in U.S. District Court in Oxford that his […] [...]

MBJ EDITORIAL: With redistricting, the Delta now more isolated than ever

District 28 belonged for many years to “the Chairman” Charlie Capps, a Democrat in name who often voted with Republicans. Certainly he put his district’s interests above party. David Norquist held the seat for a term and a half after Chairman Charlie. While Norquist was more than a Democrat in name, he, too, often crossed […] [...]

MARTY WISEMAN: Redistricting a consequence of 2012 election

Joint Resolution 1, the redistricting plan for the Mississippi House of Representatives, has been introduced, debated, and passed. This exercise in the redistricting process, which is one of the most political functions undertaken in all of the activities required of a legislative body, is a tough, bitter exercise in partisan politics. Basically, the redistricting motivation […] [...]

Cell tower plan dropped by AT&T

by Associated Press Published: February 3,2012

Tags: AT&T, Civil War, DeSoto County, Gina Tynan, Mike Charnes, Mississippi, Mississippi Business Journal

HERNANDO — Plans for a controversial AT&T cell tower south of Hernando have been dropped. AT&T, facing static from neighbors fearing harm to health and safety and from history buffs noting a nearby Civil War clash in 1863, has retreated. The site of the proposed tower was off Robertson Gin Road south of Hernando. DeSoto […] [...]

Receipts show spending at gay sex shops by Southaven mayor

Receipts show Southaven Mayor Greg Davis, a Republican who ran unsuccessfully for Congress in 2008 on a family-values platform, charged the city $67 for a purchase at a gay sex shop in Canada. The Mississippi auditor on Nov. 2 demanded Davis pay back more than $170,000 for personal expenses billed to taxpayers. There are no […] [...]

MBJ Editorial: Mississippi Delta worse off after eight years of Gov. Barbour

The Mississippi Delta continues to flounder as unemployment figures average around 18 percent for the 12 counties between Vicksburg and Memphis. Yet, there have been many jobs announcements in the years of the Barbour administration, but very few have had anything to do with the Mississippi Delta. In this latest barrage of economic development announcements, […] [...]

Dennis in DeSoto, Part 2

by Stephen McDill Published: February 17,2011

Tags: Dave Dennis, DeSoto County, GOP gubernatorial primary, Southaven

DESOTO COUNTY- Gulf Coast CEO and Mississippi gubernatorial candidate Dave Dennis tours Desoto County. In this second highlight reel, MBJ-TV meets two voters on a windy hill in Nesbit to get their take on the GOP candidate. [...]

Decision 2011: Dennis in DeSoto County

by Stephen McDill Published: February 17,2011

Tags: Dave Dennis, DeSoto County, Phil Bryant

SOUTHAVEN- Gulf Coast businessman and Republican supporter Dave Dennis travels to north Mississippi in a bid to snatch the GOP spot on the ballot away from Lt. Governor Phil Bryant. [...]

Smiths expanding Desoto operations

by MBJ Newswires Published: August 31,2009

Tags: Crossroads Distribution Center, DeSoto County, Olive Branch, Smiths Medical

OLIVE BRANCH — Smiths Medical, as reported last week at www.msbusiness.com, a global provider of medical products, is expanding its DeSoto County operations by moving into a larger facility in the Crossroads Distribution Center in Olive Branch. The move will consolidate distribution operations formerly located in Southaven and San Diego. Smiths Medical manufactures medical devices, […] [...]

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