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Georgia woman to get house arrest for bribery; ex-superintendent wants leniency

GREENVILLE — Federal prosecutors are recommending house arrest for a Georgia woman charged with bribing a Mississippi school superintendent in a district that spent $1.4 million to use her reading program for children, according to court records. Edna Goble, who owned Teach Them To Read in Conyers, Ga., did business with the Greenville Public School District in the Mississippi Delta. ...

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Advantage Rent A Car files for federal bankruptcy

RIDGELAND — Franchise Services of North America Inc.’s (FSNA) wholly owned subsidiary, Simply Wheelz LLC, which does business as Advantage Rent A Car, has filed for U.S. federal bankruptcy protection in Mississippi. First-day motions with respect thereto have been scheduled for tomorrow. FSNA is a publicly traded company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange. The company and its subsidiaries own ...

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Sentencing hearing set for ex-office manager

CLINTON — A federal judge has scheduled a Jan. 14 sentencing hearing for a Clinton woman who pleaded guilty to bank fraud and tax evasion. Federal authorities say in a news release that 60-year-old Barbara Cummings pleaded guilty last week in U.S. District Court in Jackson. A federal grand jury returned a five-count indictment against Cummings in January, charging her ...

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Judge to hear objections to BP oil spill settlement

NEW ORLEANS — A year ago, lawyers for BP and Gulf Coast residents and businesses took turns urging a federal judge to approve their settlement for compensating victims of the company’s massive 2010 oil spill. Today, however, the one-time allies will be at odds when an appeals court hears objections to the multibillion-dollar deal. That’s because several months after U.S. ...

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Lawmakers could rethink law on delinquent taxes

JACKSON — State law currently requires the Mississippi Department of Revenue to garnish 100 percent of the wages of a government official or employee should that person become delinquent in paying taxes. Going back to September 2011, a legislative watchdog group recommended the law be changed to allow garnishment of 25 percent to 100 percent of wages until the tax ...

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Coast newspaper wins in bid to get information from MDMR, Pickering

BILOXI — A Harrison County judge has ordered the state auditor and the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources to turn over records to a Gulf Coast newspaper. The Sun Herald reports that Chancery Judge Jennifer Schloegel issued the ruling Thursday. The Sun Herald, the MDMR and State Auditor Stacey Pickering have fought since January over whether the documents were exempt ...

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Feds want tax preparers barred due to false tax returns

HOLLY SPRINGS — The federal government is asking a Mississippi judge to bar two tax preparers and their business from preparing tax returns for others. The government made the request in a 13-page document filed in U.S. District Court in Oxford. It seeks the prohibition against Hardaway Taxx in Holly Springs and two individuals, Eric Hardaway, also known as Eric ...

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