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Man charged in burning death of Mississippi teen

Jessica Chambers

BATESVILLE — It took investigators more than a year of painstaking work, but they say they have finally cracked the case of a former high school cheerleader who was found near death in her rural Mississippi hometown after being doused with a flammable liquid and set on fire. District Attorney John Champion announced Wednesday that Quinton Verdell Tellis, 27, has been ...

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Miss. woman charged in scam after burning death

JACKSON — A north Mississippi resident has been arrested after authorities say she created a fundraising scam tied to the burning death of a 19-year-old woman. Attorney General Jim Hood says 39-year-old Janet Posey of Blue Springs is charged with one count of attempted false pretense and one count of communications fraud. Hood says his office was told that Posey ...

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Pickering returns funds to city, fire department

BATESVILLE — State Auditor Stacey Pickering has returned $30,000 in recovered funds to two agencies in Panola County. The city of Sardis received $21,204 following the investigation of former city clerk Odessa Johnson. Pickering says Johnson embezzled $28,033 from the city from January 2006 through April 2009. In 2012, she was sentenced to nearly three years in prison and five ...

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UKC Winter Classic poised to pump $2M into Batesville

For the past 25 years, the United Kennel Club has held its Winter Classic raccoon hunt in Albany, Ga. That changes in January, when Batesville will host the event. An animal generally considered a nuisance could generate a lot of revenue for Batesville and Panola County. An analysis of the event’s finances performed two years ago found that it had ...

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ANALYSIS: Kinwood case gives a wake-up call to all of Mississippi's business sectors

Michael Earwood’s involvement with Kinwood Capital Group, LLC is expected to end in a federal courtroom sometime soon with his trial on felony charges of bankruptcy fraud and bank fraud. But the civil law side of the Kinwood Capital Group, LLC saga will live on as both precedent in Mississippi law and a cautionary tale for business partners, bankers and ...

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