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County recoups money stolen by former facility manager

CORINTH — The state auditor’s office says an investigation into a former manager of the Crossroads Arena in Corinth has resulted in money returning to that facility. State Auditor Stacey Pickering’s office said in a news release the investigation looked into misappropriation of public funds by Reggie Churchwell, the facility’s former manager. Pickering’s office says Churchwell misappropriated public funds from ...

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Hospital trustees to choose firm for study of sale

NATCHEZ — The Natchez Regional Medical Center board of trustees will recommend to county officials next week who they think should determine if the sale of the county-owned hospital is feasible. The Rev. Leroy White — chairman of the hospital trustees — said the hospital has gotten several inquiries from firms about conducting a feasibility study into the sale since ...

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County administrator fired; action was not on agenda

CANTON — The Madison County Board of Supervisors has fired county administrator David Overby. In an unexpected move that was not included on yesterday’s agenda, the board voted 3-2 to terminate Overby, who was hired by the board when the members took office in January 2012. Overby, a certified public accountant, formerly worked as finance director and city clerk for ...

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Supervisors taking proposals for hospital-sale study

NATCHEZ — Adams County is seeking proposals from groups to complete a feasibility study to determine if the publicly-owned Natchez Regional Medical Center should be sold, leased or if nothing should change. The board of supervisors reached the decision this week after meeting with the hospital board. “We are not going to be able to stand alone, we are going ...

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County spending its own money on road work

HATTIESBURG — Forrest County will get started this summer on a $5 million project to repave about 65 miles of potholes and pitted roads. The county will spend $3 million of its own money to pave about 40 miles. Another $2 million from the State Aid Road Fund will resurface 25 miles of roads. The Hattiesburg American reports the roads getting ...

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Supervisors give themselves 15 percent pay raise

LIBERTY — Amite County supervisors have voted themselves a 15 percent pay raise. The Enterprise-Journal reports the action came this past week. Supervisors say it the first one for the board in nearly a decade and is allowed by state law. The board voted unanimously for their increases, which come to $5,700 for each of the five supervisors. Their annual ...

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Supervisors to talk with trustees about selling hospital

NATCHEZ — Natchez Regional Medical Center could soon go on the market, with the Adams County Board of Supervisors saying they want to meet with NRMC’s board of trustees to discuss selling the hospital. At least three parties have expressed interest in the county-owned property. Supervisor Mike Lazarus made the suggestion at the supervisors’ meeting, and the other board members ...

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Insurer settles with county over damaged roads

CORINTH — The insurer for a transport company has paid $247,500 for damage to Alcorn County roads in 2011. The board of supervisors accepted the settlement for damage to Holly Church Road and Henson Road. Supervisors say the roads were damaged during a transport job by Burkhalter Rigging of Columbus. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the county had filed ...

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Tenn. company makes unspecified offer to lease hospital

STARKVILLE — A Tennessee company has offered to lease OCH Regional Medical Center. Capella Healthcare vice president for acquisitions Doug Johnson confirmed to The Commercial Dispatch that the for-profit firm seeks a 50-year lease of the hospital. Johnson says Capella sought the lease in an April 23 letter to the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors. He won’t say how much ...

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Officials say port trucks tearing up local roads

WIGGINS — Stone County officials said trucks hauling material to the Port of Gulfport are causing hundreds of thousands of dollars in road damage. County officials went before port commissioners this week, asking them to pay part of the repair bill because they don’t have enough money to fix the roads. County officials said the heavy traffic comes from trucks ...

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