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Manufacturing tech program admission suspended

MERIDIAN — In a Jan. 11, 2001 memo to Mississippi State University-Meridian Campus Dean Bev Norment from David Cole, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Mississippi State University’s main campus in Starkville, Cole described a program that “has never become a reality.” That program is manufacturing technology, which in the fall of 1998 was the first semester students ...

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Choctaw land purchases raise speculation about casino

OCEAN SPRINGS — The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians (MBCI) has purchased three parcels of land totaling 52 acres near Interstate 10 and Highway 57, fueling speculation that the tribe plans a casino development that could siphon off much of the drive-in casino traffic from Florida and Alabama that currently heads to casinos in Harrison County. The tribe has been ...

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