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Hood clarifies opinion on open-carry gun law

JACKSON — Certain gun owners can carry concealed weapons even in areas where a local government has posted signs banning them, the attorney general’s office said yesterday in an opinion aimed at clarifying Mississippi’s gun laws. Gun owners who hold “enhanced permits” can take their weapons to places like churches, voting precincts and even inside passenger terminals of airports, even ...

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Hood issues opinion on open-carry gun law

JACKSON — Mississippi municipalities, counties and school districts may rethink restrictions they have placed on the open carry of guns in the wake of a new opinion from Attorney General Jim Hood. Hood’s office made public today an opinion issued to the city of Corinth regarding its new ordinance that restricts the carrying of guns — concealed or otherwise — ...

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Judge to weigh Hood's credit card issuer lawsuit

JACKSON — A federal judge in Mississippi has been ordered to decide if Attorney General Jim Hood’s lawsuit against six credit card issuers should remain in U.S. District Court in Jackson. If the judge rules there is no federal issue to resolve, a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says the lawsuit should return to state ...

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Hood: Keep it 'real' this holiday-buying season

As the holiday shopping season approaches, Attorney General Jim Hood is reminding Mississippians about the dangers associated with buying counterfeit goods. “Almost everyone wants a good deal and wants to save money, but buying counterfeit poses serious health and safety risks, not to mention loss of revenue to businesses,” said Hood.  “As parents, we need to set the example for our ...

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Business owner arrested, accused of selling bogus merchandise

SENATOBIA — A multi-agency investigation through the Attorney General’s Operation Knock Out Knock Off Task Force has resulted in the arrest of a Senatobia business owner, announced Attorney General Jim Hood. Rocola Griffin, age 40, of Sardis, was arrested at her business, Swagg Up, in Senatobia and charged with the sale of counterfeit products. The case began with a general ...

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Owners of assisted living facility charged with fraud, embezzlement

BOONEVILLE — A Prentiss County husband and wife have been indicted and arrested on charges of false pretense and embezzlement, Attorney General Jim Hood reports. Dirley Jones, 63, and Rita Jones, 62, of Booneville turned themselves in to authorities in Prentiss County. The arrests followed recent indictment by the Prentiss County Grand Jury on three counts felony false pretense and ...

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Contact lens investigation leads to multiple arrests

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — An undercover operation has resulted in several arrests and numerous businesses facing allegations of unauthorized dispensing of contact lenses, according to Attorney General Jim Hood. Investigators with the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection and Public Integrity Divisions, working with the Mississippi Optometry Board, conducted a two-month undercover investigation, which resulted in seven arrests involving the owners and operators ...

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Hood recruiting other AGs to go after Google

JACKSON — Attorney General Jim Hood says he’s trying to organize state attorneys general to push Google to better protect intellectual property such as music, movies and software. Hood said yesterday during a luncheon sponsored by the Capitol press corps and Mississippi State University’s Stennis Institute of Government that he’s circulating a letter to other states’ top lawyers, seeking a ...

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AG warning of WIN Job Center scam; 40 applicants swindled

JACKSON — Attorney General Jim Hood is warning consumers to be aware of a wanted con-artist currently perpetrating a clever employment scam in the State. The con, who identified himself as Brandon Williams with “Wipe Out Windows,” actually filed job orders with WIN Job Centers in Vicksburg, Greenwood and Forest. Williams, as he will be referred to until his identity ...

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Store owners face sentencing for selling counterfeit clothing

HOUSTON — A Chickasaw County couple pleaded guilty this week to selling counterfeit goods. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports 46-year-old Willie McMillian and his wife, 47-year-old Sophia Hill McMillian, pleaded guilty to sale and possession with intent to sell goods bearing counterfeit labels or trade-marks. McMillian owned and operated Urban Wear with Hill, where the couple sold a high ...

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