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Ex-bank CEO charged with fraud, money laundering

BUDE — The former chief executive officer or a south Mississippi bank has been charged with fraud and money laundering. A criminal information filed in federal court says Larry Barnette Hill was CEO of Peoples Bank of the South in Bude. A criminal information often means a defendant will plead guilty. The document says Hill took money from a payroll ...

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Mayor's request to have repayment reduced is denied

SOUTHAVEN — A Hinds County judge has denied a request from Southaven Mayor Greg Davis to throw out part of the $70,000 that the state auditor alleges he owes for unsubstantiated personal expenses. WMCTV in Memphis reports Davis’ argues that his reimbursements followed state law and he had the authority to approve his city travel. Davis’ attorneys have argued it ...

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Trial of businessman accused of bribing educator rescheduled

GREENVILLE — The trial of a Georgia businesswoman on federal charges of paying bribes to a former superintendent of schools in Greenville has been rescheduled for July 22. Assistant U.S. Attorney John Marshall Alexander tells the Delta Democrat Times the defense needed more time to prepare for trial. Alexander says Edna Goble’s trial had been set for Monday in U.S. ...

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Court agrees to review ruling in Katrina-related climate-change case

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — A federal appeals court has agreed to review a three-judge panel’s ruling that a group of Mississippi coastal landowners can sue energy and chemical companies on allegations that linked greenhouse gas emissions to Hurricane Katrina. The lawsuit alleges that greenhouse gas emissions from energy and chemical companies contributed to global warming, caused sea levels to rise ...

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Guilty plea expected in trial over exported Russian chicken

PASCAGOULA — Court records say a man is expected to plead guilty in an alleged conspiracy to falsify the temperatures of chicken exported from Mississippi to Russia. The April 2012 indictment says Gerald Miller, Patrick McLain and Terry White arranged the export of chicken that did not meet temperature requirements under a trade agreement with Russia. White was scheduled to ...

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Hospital's attorneys tell justices they can prove their case

CANTON — St. Dominic Health Systems can prove during a trial that it has a binding contract to buy an outpatient surgery clinic in Canton that was improperly sold to a competitor, attorneys for the hospital system told the state Supreme Court yesterday. St. Dominic attorney Sheldon Alston told the high court that a Madison County judge acted hastily in ...

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St Dominic, HMA back in court over outpatient clinic

JACKSON — The Mississippi Supreme Court will hear arguments today in a lawsuit involving St. Dominic Health Systems’ efforts to buy an outpatient clinic in Madison County. A judge ruled against St. Dominic in 2011. In 2008, St. Dominic agreed to buy the ambulatory surgery center for $800,000. Although the center was no longer in operation, St. Dominic would obtain ...

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Federal court panel denies telecom's appeal

RIPLEY — A federal court panel has ruled against Dixie-Net Communications Inc. in its appeal of an adverse ruling over in-state fees. A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Court of Appeals upheld a ruling by a Mississippi federal judge against Ripley-based Dixie-Net, a telecom business. At issue was whether calls made under AT&T’s Area Calling Plan and Area Plus ...

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Fight over controversial movie theater continues

OLIVE BRANCH — An Olive Branch community remains in the lurch about whether a controversial movie theater will be constructed near its homes. The Commercial Appeal reports the developer has filed an appeal in DeSoto County Circuit Court about Board of Aldermen decisions he said are preventing a theater from being developed near Wedgewood subdivision. A second potential site for ...

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