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Federal judge to weigh Delta schools' desegregation plan

CLEVELAND — A federal judge will hear arguments Dec. 11 in Oxford on proposals to desegregate two schools in the Cleveland School District. In May, the school district filed a proposal with the federal court to desegregate the East Side High School and D.M. Smith Middle School. The school system wanted to introduce magnet programs at both schools to help ...

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Gaming chair to hold hearing on proposals for lottery

JACKSON — The chairman of the House Gaming Committee says he will hold an initial fact-finding committee hearing sometime within the next three or four weeks to look at proposals for a state lottery in Mississippi. Rep. Richard Bennett, a Republican from Long Beach, tells the Clarion-Ledger many people have asked about a lottery and some legislators put in bills ...

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Judge reschedules sentencing in cancer center fraud case

SUMMIT — A federal judge has rescheduled sentencing hearings for three women convicted in a multimillion-dollar fraud involving watered-down chemotherapy drugs and old needles. Dr. Meera Sachdeva, Brittany McCoskey and Monica Weeks are scheduled for sentencing Nov. 16 in U.S. District Court in Jackson. Sentencing had been scheduled for Monday. Sachdeva founded the Rose Cancer Center in the South Mississippi ...

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TVA wants feedback on proposed new transmission line

TUPELO — The Tennessee Valley Authority is proposing a new transmission line between Union and Lee counties. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the TVA will hold a public meeting on the project on Thursday at the BancorpSouth Conference Center in Tupelo to take public comment. TVA is proposing a new transmission line between its Sherman and Saltillo substations. The ...

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Public hearing to be held to discuss sale of Delta hospital

GREENWOOD — A hearing is scheduled for Sept. 13 to hear from the public on the possible sale of Greenwood Leflore Hospital. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports the hearing will begin at 5 p.m. at the Leflore County Civic Center in Greenwood. The hospital is jointly owned by Greenwood and Leflore County and is the area’s largest employer. It has made ...

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Ex-Rose Cancer doctor, billing agent expected to plead guilty

SUMMIT — A cancer doctor and a billing agent are expected to plead guilty today to charges related to an alleged scheme to dilute chemotherapy drugs and use old needles on multiple patients. Dr. Meera Sachdeva, Brittany McCoskey and Monica Weeks were indicted last August on charges including conspiracy and witness tampering related to activities of Rose Cancer Center in ...

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Court cancels oral arguments on city's proposed annexation

TUPELO — The Mississippi Supreme Court has canceled oral arguments scheduled for April 10 on the city of Tupelo’s annexation case. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the decision means the justices won’t hear live testimony from attorneys on either side of the issue but will rule entirely on written briefs. Earlier, Tupelo had opposed a request by Lee County ...

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Taxi companies lobbying councilmen for rate hike

JACKSON — The Jackson City Council has scheduled a public hearing on whether taxicab fares should be increased by $1 per mile. The Clarion-Ledger reports taxicab companies have lobbied the council in recent months for the hike. They say higher gas prices make it difficult to operate at the current $2 per mile allowed by city law. The hearing is ...

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Thompson wants hearing on activities of Mo Money Taxes

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Congressmen from Virginia and other states are calling for a congressional hearing into a tax preparation firm that has received numerous complaints when customers did not receive their tax returns. Virginia Congressmen Bobby Scott and Scott Rigell joined Reps. Steve Cohen of Tennessee and Bennie Thompson of Mississippi in writing to the chairman of the House Judiciary ...

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Canton-Nissan trial postponed until summer of 2013

CANTON — A Madison County Chancery Court trial on the city of Canton’s petition to annex the Nissan North American plant has been postponed until June 2013. Canton and Nissan are also in federal court over legislation approved in 2000 that prohibits the city from annexing the plant for 30 years without the automaker’s written consent. The city says the ...

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