Author Archives | Associated Press

About Associated Press

State asks to keep drug supplier’s name secret during appeal

March 16, 2015

0 Comments

As he turns over $46 million in legal settlement money, Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says some state leaders want to limit his litigation options in order "to serve the special interest of big business."

JACKSON — Attorney General Jim Hood is asking a Hinds County judge to keep secret the identity of Mississippi’s execution drug supplier while the state appeals an order to release the name. Earlier this month, Hinds County Chancery Judge Denise Owens ruled that the state’s public records law required release of the information, sought by […]

Continue reading...

Lowndes supervisors vote to fund small Riverwalk extension

March 16, 2015

0 Comments

COLUMBUS — The Columbus Riverwalk is getting another extension. The Commercial Dispatch reports Lowndes County supervisors have voted to approve a Mississippi Department of Transportation proposal that would extend the just-extended Riverwalk an additional 120 feet. Kevin Stafford of Neel-Schaeffer engineering said the idea of adding the extra paved walkway came at the suggestion of […]

Continue reading...

New Orleans developer buys landmark in home town, Meridian

March 16, 2015

0 Comments

MERIDIAN — A New Orleans developer has bought a downtown Meridian landmark — the old Hulett Furniture Co. building. Tim Hester says he was looking to invest in his home town, The Meridian Star reports. “I grew up in Meridian, played football at Meridian High, but as a developer I’ve worked in Tupelo for the […]

Continue reading...

Mississippi Power, regulators, ask Kemper decision rehearing

March 13, 2015

0 Comments

Kemper-Update-Logo_rgb

JACKSON — The Mississippi Power Co. and the Public Service Commission are asking the state’s highest court to reconsider its ruling overturning rate increases to fund the company’s Kemper County power plant and ordering $200 million in refunds. In separate court filings Thursday, the unit of Atlanta-based Southern Co. and the regulatory body argued the […]

Continue reading...

2 Gulfport men nominated to Mississippi Gaming Commission

March 12, 2015

0 Comments

BILOXI — Two Gulfport men could take their seats on the Mississippi Gaming Commission next week in Biloxi — if the state Senate can confirm their nominations in time. The Sun Herald reports the Gaming Commission meeting scheduled for March 19 at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino will have to be postponed if one […]

Continue reading...

North Mississippi US House race grows to 11 candidates

March 12, 2015

0 Comments

JACKSON — Henry Ross, an attorney, former mayor and former circuit judge from Eupora, said Thursday that he’s running to fill a vacant U.S. House seat in north Mississippi. His announcement brings to 11 the number of candidates, so far, in the race to succeed Rep. Alan Nunnelee, who died of brain cancer in February. […]

Continue reading...

Mississippi Power’s conversion of plant nearly complete

February 27, 2015

0 Comments

GULFPORT — The last load of coal has arrived by barge at Plant Watson as Mississippi Power prepares to convert the plant to using strictly natural gas. Mississippi Power had already started using natural gas and announced in August it would convert units 4 and 5 from coal to natural gas to most economically comply with […]

Continue reading...

Former Jackson councilman Quentin Whitwell jumps into congressional race

February 26, 2015

0 Comments

JACKSON — Four candidates, so far, say they’re running for an open U.S. House seat in north Mississippi. More are expected to enter the race. The 1st District seat has been vacant since Republican Rep. Alan Nunnelee died Feb. 6. Candidates face a March 27 deadline to qualify for the nonpartisan special election, which is […]

Continue reading...

NMMC-Tupelo names new president

February 26, 2015

0 Comments

TUPELO — David Wilson, the current president of Shelby Baptist Hospital in Alabaster, Alabama, has been named president of the North Mississippi Medical Center. Wilson will begin his new job on March 30 in Tupelo. The 50-year-old Wilson is the southern market leader for the Birmingham-based Baptist Health System, a four-hospital system. Before joining Baptist […]

Continue reading...

Mississippi man loses appeal of fraud conviction

February 26, 2015

0 Comments

JACKSON — A federal appeals court has upheld the conviction of a Mississippi man for fraud involving debris removal following Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Aubrey Brant Sturdivant of Waynesboro is serving a 41-month prison sentence for a 2013 conviction in federal court in Jackson for conspiracy to defraud the government. A three-judge panel of the […]

Continue reading...