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UM alumni put up reward to find Meredith statue vandals

February 18, 2014

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OXFORD — At the request of Chancellor Dan Jones, the university’s Alumni Association has offered a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of two individuals involved in an incident on the University of Mississippi campus. The University Police Department (UPD) is looking for two men who were seen early Sunday morning near the […]

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Min Sang armed robbery is troubling

January 21, 2014

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I know my fellow Greenvillians were saddened by the news of an armed robbery at Min Sang Grocery Store, while relieved to hear that the Sue brothers, though wounded, are fine. What is troubling is how long the store on Alexander Street has operated even as the neighborhoods around it have declined, and the blow […]

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Doctor accused of murder-for-hire plot hits another legal snag

January 21, 2014

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A Greenwood doctor accused of attempting to have his ex-wife’s divorce attorney murdered has hit another roadblock in his efforts to have the charges dismissed. A judge has denied renewed arguments by Dr. Arnold Smith that all investigative and police actions carried out by the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office are unconstitutional. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports […]

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Ex-police officer learning consequences of social media misuse

December 10, 2013

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It seems a rather simple proposition — use social media wisely or face the consequences. Yet, there continues to be a lack of awareness as to the ramifications of social media misuse and what constitutes legally protected free speech. A former Delta police officer is learning that the hard way. A federal judge has ruled […]

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Mississippi College’s Jim Rosenblatt will step down as dean, join faculty in August 2014

November 13, 2013

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Jim Rosenblatt, who’s provided extraordinary service as dean at the Mississippi College School of Law for more than a decade, will leave his post in August 2014 to become a law professor on the Jackson campus. The energetic leader of MC Law since August 2003 ranks among the USA’s top 20 longest serving law deans. […]

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UPDATE: US Supreme Court rejects Killen’s appeal in 1964 slayings of 3 civil rights workers in Miss.

November 4, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, the AP has reported, rejected an appeal from Edgar Ray Killen, convicted of manslaughter in 2005 for the 1964 slayings of three civil rights workers in what became known as the “Mississippi Burning” case. The decision means the justices won’t review lower-court rulings that found no violations […]

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Hood liked Ed McMahon; but lottery scammers…

October 23, 2013

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Mississippians should be aware — a notice saying they are big winners could result in big losses. Attorney General Jim Hood has issued an alert on phony phone marketers promising lottery winnings or bogus checks in the mail. This particular scam, referred to as the lottery scam, can surface via phone, mail or email.  The […]

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Will new ordinance have dog lovers howling?

October 21, 2013

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Numerous cases of pet hoarding and cruelty to animals have been in headlines of late, and one city has decided to take a stand on the issue. It is likely, however, to have dog lovers howling. The city of Meridian has adopted a new ordinance limiting dog ownership to three animals per household. The Meridian […]

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‘King of Torts’ has finally abdicated

October 8, 2013

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The legal saga of Richard “Dickie” Scruggs is finally over. The U.S. Supreme Court has chosen not to hear an appeal from the former attorney who earned the nickname “King of Torts” and amassed a fortune from the tobacco-related lawsuits in the 1990s. Scruggs, who practiced out of Oxford, pleaded guilty to trying to influence […]

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Hosemann not feeling generous toward unauthorized charity

October 7, 2013

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Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann is not feeling real charitable toward Bit by Bit Equine, and he is warning Mississippians not to get in the saddle with the Pearl-based charity. Hosemann says Bit by Bit Equine is not registered with the state as is required by law, and continues to solicit donations in Mississippi despite […]

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