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Owners of bankrupt casino ordered to find buyer

VICKSBURG — By order of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Delta Development & Investments has retained Equity Partners CRB (EP) to find a buyer for its Grand Station Casino barge on the Yazoo River in Vicksburg. According to EP, many gaming-related machines and tables would be included in the sale. The court has ordered the accelerated sale of the assets, free ...

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County files challenge to EPA's air-quality ruling

HERNANDO — A Mississippi county is challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to group the county with Memphis on ozone levels. The Commercial Appeal reports the DeSoto County Board of Supervisors met in closed session to discuss litigation filed against the EPA. Gary Rikard, an attorney who represents the county on the issue, says the Mississippi Commission on Environmental ...

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Doctor accused of failed murder scheme sues would-be victim

GREENWOOD — A Mississippi doctor charged with plotting to kill his ex-wife’s divorce lawyer has filed a countersuit to a lawsuit filed by the attorney. Dr. Arnold Smith alleges in his countersuit that Greenwood attorney Lee Abraham secretly schemed with others to cause him “severe mental and emotional distress.” The Greenwood Commonwealth reports the countersuit doesn’t provide specific details about ...

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Ex-Delta housing director gets 32 months, to pay restitution

GREENVILLE — A federal judge has sentenced the former executive director of the South Delta Regional Housing Authority to 32 months in prison. The Delta Democrat Times reports Senior Judge Glen H. Davidson yesterday sentenced 58-year-old Ann Jefferson and ordered her to pay more than $41,000 in restitution. Jefferson will begin her sentence Sept. 10 at the minimum-security women’s Federal ...

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City's annexation plan upheld by Supreme Court

TUPELO — The city of Tupelo’s plan to expand its borders has been upheld by the Mississippi Supreme Court. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the 16-square-mile annexation would add approximately 2,500 residents to the city. Special Chancellor Edward Prisock approved the city’s annexation plan Dec. 17, 2010, but the decision was appealed by Lee County, the Belden Fire Protection ...

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Former students file lawsuit against Virginia College

JACKSON — A federal lawsuit filed on behalf of seven women accuses Virginia College’s Jackson branch of fraud, breach of contract and negligence in its medical assistants program. The lawsuit was filed last week in U.S. District Court in Jackson. It claims the privately operated, for-profit school didn’t prepare students for the job market and falsely certified they were qualified ...

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Appeals Court reinstates Yates and Sons' lawsuit against city

WAVELAND — The state Court of Appeals has reinstated a contractor’s lawsuit against the city of Waveland. The Sea Coast Echo reports W.G. Yates and Sons Construction sued Waveland in 2009 in a dispute over a $9.3 million contract awarded for a sewer project to Orleans, Ind.-based Reynolds Incorporated. Yates alleged Waveland’s city engineer made corrections to the Reynolds bid ...

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