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Mayor pleads guilty to witness tampering; Pickering issues demand

WALNUT GROVE — A Mississippi mayor who also worked as a jail warden pleaded guilty yesterday to witness tampering and resigned from office after facing charges that he took a female inmate to a hotel to have sex. Grady Sims was mayor of Walnut Grove for 30 years before pleading guilty in U.S. District Court. U.S. Attorney John Dowdy and ...

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UMMC letting go 115 workers, cites weak demand

JACKSON — The University of Mississippi Medical Center is reducing the size of its workforce by approximately 115 employees. Coupled with a decision to not fill 90 vacant positions, the UMMC workforce will be about 2 percent smaller than it was at the end of 2011, according to Dr. James E. Keeton, vice chancellor for health affairs. Keeton said a ...

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Alderman: Board not liable to repay $170K

SOUTHAVEN — A Southaven alderman says that he and others on the seven-member board did not use Mayor Greg Davis’ personal or city-issued credit cards and should not be liable for more than $170,000 that the state Auditor’s Office has ordered Davis to repay within 30 days. Alderman Greg Guy tells The Commercial Appeal no aldermen ever had access to ...

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Entergy sees record demand during scorching heat

JACKSON — As customers struggle to stay cool during the massive heat wave currently smothering the South, Entergy Corporation utilities are working around the clock to meet a surging demand for power. Entergy utilities’ 2.7 million customers in Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi and Texas set record levels of electrical demand last week, according to preliminary estimates, as air conditioners and fans ...

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Pickering issues demand on former county supervisor

LEAKESVILLE — State Auditor Stacey Pickering has issued a demand to former Greene County Supervisor Earnest Holder for $130,673 after being found guilty of bribery and conspiracy to commit bribery in April 2011 in the United States District Court, Southern District of Mississippi. Holder was a part of an illegal kickback scheme carried out through a contract for Hurricane Katrina ...

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Saudis worried over global oil demand

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia — A top Saudi energy official expressed serious concern today that world oil demand could peak in the next decade and said his country was preparing for that eventuality by diversifying its economic base. Mohammed al-Sabban, lead climate talks negotiator, said the country with the world’s largest proven reserves of conventional crude is working to become the ...

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