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Ex-police officer learning consequences of social media misuse

It seems a rather simple proposition — use social media wisely or face the consequences. Yet, there continues to be a lack of awareness as to the ramifications of social media misuse and what constitutes legally protected free speech. A former Delta police officer is learning that the hard way. A federal judge has ruled against a former police officer ...

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School superintendent resigns after administrative leave, police visit

PHILADELPHIA — Dr. Terry Larabee has agreed to resign as superintendent of the Philadelphia Public School District. The Neshoba Democrat reports that the school board announced Larabee’s resignation in a statement yesterday. The board says it will pay $100,000 to settle the differences between the parties. It says Larabee is giving up the remainder of his contract, which was in ...

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City council trims department heads' pay

MERIDIAN — The City Council has voted to cut the salaries of some department heads. Mayor Percy Bland, who was elected in June, replaced some department heads and kept others. In doing so, he set higher pay for directors of community development, homeland security and the chief of police. The chief administrative officer’s salary was cut, as was the salary ...

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Man accused of trying to trade sports bar for cocaine

GULFPORT — Federal authorities in south Mississippi have charged a man with trying to trade a Gulfport bar for a large quantity of cocaine. Victor Darnell Williams was arrested Friday. He appeared in U.S. District Court in Gulfport on Monday for a preliminary hearing. The judge said there was enough evidence to send the case to a grand jury. He ...

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City's first responders earn more than $600K in overtime

VICKSBURG — Overtime to firefighter, police officer and paramedics has cost the city of Vicksburg $632,176 with three months remaining in the 2013 fiscal year. The fiscal year ends Sept. 30. Accounting Department director Doug Whittington tells the fithat overtime for the three departments has exceeded that paid in fiscal year 2012. He said the fire department has so far ...

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Appeals panel rules against town in race discrimination case

COMO — A federal appeals panel has upheld the award of $50,000 to former Como police chief Cleve Gale for “emotional distress” after his 2008 firing from the chief’s job. A federal jury ruled for Gale in 2012. A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the verdict June 13, denying an appeal by the town ...

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Police want tighter controls on vehicle-for-hire companies

VICKSBURG — The Public Transportation Board is reviewing a proposal from the Vicksburg police department for penalizing companies offering vehicles for hire for violations of the local cab ordinance. The Vicksburg Post reports the transportation board got a first look at the proposal this week and will review it again June 11. “This came about because the (police department’s) traffic ...

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Coast city to nearly double in size this weekend

D’IBERVILLE — D’Iberville will nearly double in size Sunday when area it has annexed officially becomes part of the city. Police Chief Wayne Payne tells The Sun Herald his department has been working with the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office and will assume full law enforcement in the annexed area north of the city beginning at 6 a.m. Sunday. Payne said ...

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Seven city officials, including mayor, switch to GOP

FARMINGTON — Farmington’s mayor, five-member board of aldermen and chief of police are now Republicans. Mayor Dale Fortenberry tells the Daily Corinthian he and the aldermen — who Fortenberry says were all elected as independents — had talked about joining the Republican Party for a long time. There is no party registration in Mississippi. During the announcement at the city ...

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City going after unauthorized vending, including yard sales

WEST POINT — The West Point Police Department plans to crack down on unauthorized vendors. Police Chief Tim Brinkley tells the Daily Times Leader people who continue to set up shops to sell their goods without a permit will first be issued a warning and asked to move along. If unauthorized sells continue, Brinkley says the vendors will be issued ...

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