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IP Recognizes Outstanding Team Members of the Month for April and May

IP Casino Resort Spa recognized several outstanding team members for their service, dedication and work ethic for April and May. April’s honorees included team members Dottie Clark (Reservations), Niokie Johnson (Housekeeping), Kim Le (Table Games), Brian Bean (Banquets), Nicholas Schwartz (Facilities) and Laurrencka Willard (Housekeeping). May’s honorees included team members Tina Hamilton (Environmental Services), Juan Perez (Environmental Services), Jonathan Sheldon ...

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Coppage named Executive Director at Washington County Economic Alliance

The Washington County Economic Alliance (WCEA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the promotion of Will Coppage to Executive Director. In his new role, he will spearhead industrial attraction; retention and expansion of existing industry; workforce training and development; and Chamber-based initiatives centered on small business. Coppage, a Greenville native, replaces Cary Karlson who is retiring from the WCEA ...

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Independent Insurance Agents of Mississippi announces new leadership

Josh Smith, President of Insurance & Risk Managers in Brookhaven, was elected Chairman of the Independent Insurance Agents of Mississippi (IIAM). Josh’s election as Chairman follows an active involvement with the association that includes serving as Vice Chairman, Chairman-Elect, as a Board and Executive Committee member, and as Young Agents Chairman. Smith is currently serving as IIAM-PAC Chairman. Smith has ...

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Murphree, Hatcher join Haddox Reid

Kyle Murphree and Lauren Hatcher joined the audit division of the CPA firm of Haddox Reid Eubank Betts PLLC as audit staff members. Murphree graduated from Mississippi State University, where he received his Bachelor of Accountancy and Masters of Taxation. He was born and raised in Fulton. Hatcher graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi, where she received her Bachelor ...

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2 dead, 2 wounded in shooting at Southaven Walmart

Authorities say a gunman fatally shot two people and wounded a police officer before he was shot and arrested Tuesday at a Walmart in northern Mississippi. The gunman was shot by a Southaven Police officer and was hospitalized in unknown condition, DeSoto County Sheriff Bill Rasco told WANT-TV. WREG-TV reports both of the people who died Tuesday morning were Walmart ...

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Ineligible Mississippi county candidate continues campaign

A Mississippi man who was disqualified from running for a seat on the county board of supervisors is still campaigning and requesting funding. The Hattiesburg American reports 30-year-old Derrian Moye is ineligible to run for the Forrest County Board of Supervisors because he pleaded guilty to a felony forgery charge in 2008. However, Moye is still asking for contributions to ...

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Attorney, sheriff dispute how man was bloodied at roadblock

An attorney says his African American client was beaten by white law enforcement officers this month at a Mississippi roadblock, but a sheriff says officers told him the man appeared to be high on drugs and resisted arrest, injuring two officers. Attorney Carlos Moore said Monday that 28-year-old David Logan walked away from officers but wasn’t running July 18 in ...

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Bonnet Carre Spillway shut down as river falls below flood stage

By JACK WEATHERLY The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over the weekend completed the shutdown of the Bonnet Carre Spillway north of New Orleans, starting a process that will lead to the return of normal saltwater conditions in the Mississippi Sound. The river at New Orleans fell below flood stage over the weekend. The return to normalcy in the Sound ...

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Historic Catholic building in Mississippi to be closed, sold

CHATAWA — A historic Mississippi retirement home for nuns is closing and is being sold. The Enterprise-Journal reports Sister Debra Sciano said in a news release St. Mary of the Pines retirement home in Chatawa would soon be sold and many of the 40 residents relocated to St. Anthony’s Gardens in a nearby Louisiana parish. The downsizing comes as fewer ...

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Suit: Air traffic control contributed to plane crash deaths

Heirs of a Mississippi couple killed in a 2016 Alabama plane crash are suing the Federal Aviation Administration, saying bad information from controllers contributed to their deaths. Three couples, including Michael and Kimberly Perry, died Aug. 14, 2016, when their Piper PA-31 Navajo crashed near the Tuscaloosa airport. The lawsuit seeks $24 million for three Perry children. The National Transportation ...

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