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Developer's guilty plea prompts commission probe

SOUTHAVEN — The Mississippi Real Estate Commission plans to open an investigation into the dealings of DeSoto County developer Chuck Roberts after Roberts pleaded guilty last week to a federal bank fraud charge involving a Southaven subdivision. Roberts, 46, pleaded guilty to bank fraud last Thursday in federal court in Oxford. Roberts was accused of submitting fake documents and making false ...

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Commission gives nod to site for new sports complex

OXFORD — The site for a proposed privately run and owned sports complex has been approved by the Lafayette County Planning Commission. The Oxford Eagle reports the commission’s action this week allows the project to move on to construction. The sportsplex will be built on Mississippi Highway 7 South. Owners Chuck Trost and Michael Perry now must get a Mississippi ...

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Casino officials want tougher facility regulations

JACKSON — Mississippi regulators want new casinos to be sturdier and gambling space larger with better restaurants and hotels. And the Mississippi Gaming Commission is ready to put the new requirements in writing. The Sun Herald reports the Gaming Commission is accepting written comments on the regulations. Commission executive director Allen Godfrey says depending on the comments, regulators could vote ...

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CVB begins search for new tourism director after shakeup

CORINTH — The Corinth Area Convention and Visitors Bureau has launched a search for a new tourism director after accepting the resignation of Kristy White from the position. The Daily Corinthian reports the organization’s board of directors is advertising the position and expects to take applications for about three weeks New board president Luke Doehner said a committee will interview ...

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Supreme Court declines to hear forester's appeal

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The Mississippi Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from a Franklin County forester fired for opposing a logging plan pushed by the state. The Supreme Court let stand a ruling by the Court of Appeals which last year sided with the Mississippi Forestry Commission. The Appeals Court decision overturned a local judge’s ruling for Stephen ...

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Commissioners terminate state agency's executive director

BILOXI — Bill Walker has been dismissed as the executive director of the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources. The decision came today in a unanimous vote from members of the Commission on Marine Resources. CMR vice chairman Jimmy Taylor made the motion to terminate Walker “for cause.” There was no additional discussion before the vote. “In light of continuing information ...

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Commissioners approve second part of Entergy's rate increase

JACKSON — Entergy Corp. will raise customer bills again starting later this month to pay the costs of Entergy Mississippi buying a share of the Grand Gulf nuclear plant from sister company Entergy Arkansas. A residential customer who uses 1,000 kilowatt hours per month will see his or her bill increase $2.78 per month from the current amount, according to ...

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Commissioners hire firm to find new port director

GULFPORT — A firm has been hired to search for a new director for the Port of Gulfport. The Sun Herald reports the port’s Board of Commissioners voted to hire Boyden Global Executive Search to find a new director. Commissioner John Rester said Boyden has conducted the previous four executive searches for the port and specializes in maritime executives. Boyden ...

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Presley: FCC's data on cellphone, broadband availability inaccurate

JACKSON — The Public Service Commission has unanimously approved the first in a series of filings with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) aimed at expanding cellular telephone coverage and high-speed Internet service in Mississippi. The filings come in response to FCC requests for comments on coverage issues associated with its Mobility Fund and National Broadband Map, according to a release ...

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Port commissioner resigns; term ran through 2015

GULFPORT — State port commissioner Frances Turnage has resigned from the five-member board. Commission president Jim Simpson tells the Sun Herald that Turnage emailed late Friday about her resignation. Simpson says she has retired from Mississippi Power and intends to relocate to be nearer her grandchildren. She will no longer be living in Harrison County. Simpson said he understands the ...

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