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Hosemann extends cemeteries' cease and desist order

CORINTH and BOONEVILLE — The Secretary of State signed an order continuing a cease and desist order issued against Forrest Memorial Park of Corinth and Oaklawn Memorial Park of Booneville. Both cemeteries may no longer sell any pre-need goods and services to the public. “With over $100,000 missing from their perpetual care trust accounts, our agency believes these two cemeteries ...

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Casket company opens another fitness center

BATESVILLE — Batesville Casket Company has opened a health and wellness center that will offer free medical care to employees and their families who participate in the company’s health plan. Company president Kim Dennis tells The Panolian that the Hillenbrand Health and Wellness Center is the second to be opened by the company. One was built earlier for employees at ...

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West gets suspended sentence for mishandling funeral funds

NATCHEZ — Former Natchez Alderman Theodore “Bubber” West has been given a suspended sentence after entering an open plea to charges he failed to put money from prepaid funeral policies into a proper trust. The attorney general’s office says West’s open plea meant that he refused to accept the state’s recommended sentence and threw himself on the mercy of the ...

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