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Man accused of sending ricin-laced letters released from jail

by Associated Press Published: April 23,2013

Tags: case, court, jail, judge, justice, law, legal, letter, poison, President, ricin, Senator, terror, trial

OXFORD — A federal official says the man charged with sending poison letters to President Barack Obama, a U.S. senator and a Mississippi judge has been released from jail. Jeff Woodfin, chief deputy with the U.S. Marshals Service in Oxford,  says Paul Kevin Curtis has been released from custody. Woodfin says he doesn’t know if […] [...]

Trial to continue of man accused of mailing ricin

OXFORD — More discussion was likely today of the mental state of the Mississippi man accused of mailing poisoned letters to President Barack Obama, a U.S. senator and a local judge. Christi McCoy, defense attorney for Paul Kevin Curtis, said yesterday she expects testimony from David Daniels, a Tupelo attorney who says Curtis threatened him […] [...]

Hearing of man accused of sending ricin-laced letters to continue

OXFORD — The man charged with mailing ricin-laced letters to the president and a senator was expected back in court today, and the hearing could reveal what evidence authorities have collected from searches of his home and vehicle. Through his lawyer, Paul Kevin Curtis has denied any involvement in the letters sent to President Barack […] [...]

Man accused of sending ricin-laced letters described as troubled

CORINTH — The stories from family and acquaintances of a Mississippi man charged with sending ricin-laced letters to the president and other officials describe a caring father and enthusiastic musician who struggled with mental illness and pursued a conspiracy theory to its farthest reaches. Paul Kevin Curtis, 45, wrote numerous Web posts over the past […] [...]

Bank executive asked by board to relocate to New Orleans

GULFPORT — Hancock Holding president and CEO Carl Chaney says the board of directors has asked him to move to New Orleans. Chaney tells The Sun Herald the Greater New Orleans represents approximately 41 percent of the company’s balance sheet. He says he plans to move his family in June. John Hairston, CEO and chief […] [...]

New president hits the ground running at DSU

CLEVELAND – President William N. LaForge began his first day as the eighth leader of Delta State University by getting straight to work. Enthusiastic about being back at his alma mater, he began the day by welcoming the leadership team for campus operations from Teach For America to the campus as they prepare for the […] [...]

GOP blasts President for looking to sell TVA

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — In a political role reversal, Republicans are blasting President Barack Obama’s plan to consider selling the Tennessee Valley Authority, an icon of the New Deal long targeted by conservatives as an example of government overreach. Obama’s 2014 budget proposal calls for a strategic review of the TVA, the nation’s largest public utility […] [...]

Governor says proposed budget undercuts Medicaid expansion

JACKSON — Top Mississippi Republicans say their opposition to Medicaid expansion is getting a boost from an unlikely source — President Barack Obama. The Democratic president released his proposed federal budget yesterday. It includes a one-year delay in reduction of “disproportionate share” Medicaid payments — money hospitals receive for treating large numbers of uninsured patients. […] [...]

Coahoma CC goes outside to find new president

CLARKSDALE — Valmadge Towner of Marks has been named the next president of Coahoma Community College. College trustees chose Towner, selecting him over two internal candidates, vice president of academic affairs Rosetta Howard and vice president of student affairs Gregory Hudson. Towner, director of pupil services for the DeSoto County school district, graduated from Coahoma […] [...]

New university president marks first day at work

by MBJ Staff Published: April 2,2013

Tags: education, educator, executive, higher education, President, public university

HATTIESBURG — New University of Southern Mississippi president Rodney Bennett began his first day on the job yesterday speaking with members of local media and meeting with his executive cabinet this morning. USM is also celebrating Founders’ Day. “What a wonderful day to recognize the outstanding achievements of our students, faculty and staff and the […] [...]

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