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City cracking down on non-licensed taxicabs

VICKSBURG — Complaints from Vicksburg residents and taxi companies have moved police to crack down on bootleg cabs operating in violation of a local ordinance. Police Chief Walter Armstrong tells The Vicksburg Post that police have received calls from some city residents complaining about the cabs, adding one resident has made several complaints about the illegal, unmarked vehicles driven by ...

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DMR gets new executives as investigation continues

BILOXI — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources has hired two new executives. Director Jamie Miller says in a news release today that 42-year-old Bill Feidt, of Pascagoula, will become chief financial officer, and 60-year-old Brig. Gen. Joe Spraggins, of Gulfport, will become chief operating officer. They start work Tuesday. Feidt has previously been director of finance and planning for ...

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Hospital exec leaving after one month to replace Cameron at MHA

TUPELO — The president of North Mississippi Medical Center-Tupelo is leaving the job he has held since mid-July. Tim Moore said he’ll become the new president and chief executive officer of the Mississippi Hospital Association in the next few weeks. The group represents more than 100 health care organizations, and the leader often deals with the governor and lawmakers. Moore, ...

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Former bank CEO gets six years-plus in prison

BUDE — A former bank executive has been sentenced to more than six years in federal prison for money laundering and bank fraud. U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis and Daniel McMullen, the FBI agent in charge in Mississippi, announced the sentence yesterday in a news release Authorities say 58-year-old Larry Barnette Hill of Meadville served as CEO of People’s Bank ...

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Governor calls special session to keep Medicaid afloat

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant said today that he’s calling lawmakers into special session at 10 a.m. Thursday to keep the state’s Medicaid program alive and funded once the new state fiscal year begins July 1. The Republican is not asking lawmakers to expand Medicaid, which is an option under the federal health care law that President Barack Obama signed ...

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Hood says governor cannot legally operate Medicaid

JACKSON — Mississippi’s governor does not have the legal authority to operate the Division of Medicaid by executive order, Attorney General Jim Hood said in a nonbinding legal opinion issued Wednesday. The opinion from Hood, a Democrat, contradicts Republican Gov. Phil Bryant. The governor has said for weeks that he thinks he can run the program himself, even if lawmakers ...

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Newest city's first election draws plenty of candidates

BYRAM — There are 20 names on tomorrow’s ballot for the first municipal election in Mississippi’s newest city. Three of them want to become the first mayor of Byram. There are two at-large candidates for the Board of Alderman, four candidates in Ward 1, three in Ward 6, and two each in Wards 2-5. The Clarion-Ledger reports Independent Richard White, ...

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Mayor wants some casino money for schools to go to parks

GREENVILLE — Mayor John Cox is suggesting that a portion of casino revenue diverted to Greenville’s schools should be directed instead to parks and recreations programs. “We are trying to figure out a way that gaming funds could be directed through the parks commission to benefit the youth of the Greenville Public School District to assist in voluntary character development ...

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Mayor wants 'trial run' of hotel/restaurant tax next month

GAUTIER — At the end of the this week’s Gautier City Council meeting, Mayor Tommy Fortenberry made a motion to use the June 4 ballot as a “trial run” for the 2 percent tax-levy issue. Fortenberry said he was concerned at the low turnout of the primary election and wants to make sure residents are fully educated on the issue. ...

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With no interim, board begins hunt for MVSU president

ITTA BENA — After failing to attract a temporary leader for Mississippi Valley State University, the College Board has decided to look for permanent president for the Itta Bena school. College Board President Bob Owens has named five board members, led by Shane Hooper of Saltillo, to seek a new leader for Mississippi’s smallest public university. Valley has been without ...

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