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Former Mississippi tax preparer pleads guilty in theft case

GULFPORT — A former Mississippi income tax preparer has pleaded guilty to theft of government funds for using people’s names and Social Security numbers to obtain $18,345. The Sun Herald reports 34-year-old Ukisha Lashay Carter is set for sentencing April 29. She’s facing a maximum prison term of three years and a fine of up to $250,000. She’s free on ...

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Kenny Glavan selected as Biloxi's acting mayor

BILOXI — The Biloxi City Council unanimously accepted the resignation of Mayor A.J. Holloway and selected council President Kenny Glavan as acting mayor. Even before Tuesday’s meeting began, The Sun Herald reports Councilwoman Dixie Newman became the first council member to announce she will run in the election to fill Holloway’s unexpired term. Felix Gines, who was appointed as acting ...

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Mississippi woman accused in prescription pill conspiracy

GULFPORT — A federal grand jury has indicted a South Mississippi woman on a charge of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances outside the scope of a medical practice. The Sun Herald reports Patricia Maria Leavens is accused of conspiring to distribute and dispense the prescription painkiller hydrocodone and anti-anxiety drug Xanax from as early as 2011 ...

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Connie Ladner will be Harrison County's next circuit clerk

GULFPORT — When Connie Ladner was a junior in high school, an assigned report about an elected individual of her choice led her to the circuit clerk’s office. Most of her friends chose the mayor or sheriff. That report — which she got at A+ on — and the meeting with the then-circuit clerk led to a job after she ...

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Second Harrison County supervisor indicted for corruption

GULFPORT — A Harrison County supervisor who is facing federal indictment is now a fugitive. Supervisor William Martin was scheduled be in federal court in Gulfport at 11 a.m. Thursday. When he did not appear, a federal magistrate issued a warrant for his arrest. The federal indictment against Martin remains sealed. Jim Davis, Martin’s attorney, says he didn’t know where ...

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D'Iberville agrees to sell Ocean Expo land

D’IVERVILLE — D’Iberville officials have agreed to sell the Ocean Expo site along Interstate 10 to Ramco Real Estate for $7.6 million. The Sun Herald reports Wednesday the sale sets up a scenario, where one deal leads to another. Ramco, owned by D’Iberville developer and auto dealer Robert Mandal Jr., put down a $25,000 deposit and has a 6-month option ...

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New Orleans congestion keeps Chiquita Gulfport port

GULFPORT — Chiquita containers filled with paper arrive by truck and rail at the State Port in Gulfport where they are stored for later movement to New Orleans for southbound shipment. Along with its own cargo, Crowley Liner Services is shipping into Gulfport northbound Chiquita containers loaded with produce. Chiquita moved to New Orleans in October after 40 years in Gulfport. ...

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AG opinions: Biloxi can't sell naming rights to ball field

BILOXI — A Mississippi attorney general’s office opinion has derailed an agreement between Biloxi and the Shuckers minor league baseball team to sell the naming rights for MGM Park’s playing field. The agreement had called for the city to earn an extra $50,000 a year to help repay the construction bond for the stadium. The attorney general’s opinion reads, in ...

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Mississippi casino revenues rise, driven by coast winnings

JACKSON — Gamblers lost more money at Mississippi casinos in January, as Gulf Coast gambling halls continued gains of recent months. State Department of Revenue figures show casinos statewide won $165 million from gamblers in January, up 3.4 percent from $159 million in January 2014. The 11 coastal casinos won $87.3 million, up 7 percent from January 2014. The 17 ...

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