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Coast county to borrow money to fund multiple projects

JACKSON COUNTY — Jackson County supervisors have voted to borrow $2.5 million in a five-year note to complete multiple projects. The Mississippi Press reports about $1.2 million will go toward site work on the new Adult Detention Facility and $430,000 will fund a Highway Patrol building on Mississippi 57. Another $430,000 will go to improvements at the overcrowded West Jackson ...

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Judge postpones ex-NFL player's sentencing for fraud

MADISON — A federal judge has put off a former NFL player’s sentencing to give prosecutors time to notify possible fraud victims in Mississippi, Tennessee, Florida and Arizona. The Clarion-Ledger reports that the amount of Jeffrey Walker’s restitution payment will depend on the number of victims. Sentencing had been scheduled for last Friday. Federal assistant public defender George Lucas opposed ...

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Mississippi Valley Silica appeals judge's damage ruling

JACKSON — Mississippi Valley Silica Co. has argued that a trial judge’s rulings prevented it from presenting an adequate defense of a damage lawsuit. The company yesterday asked the Mississippi Supreme Court to throw out the $7.6 million award to the family of Robert Eastman. Eastman claimed he sustained irreparable lung damage from silicosis caused by inhaling sandblasting sand at ...

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Court suspends, fines, reprimands Justice Court judge

LEE COUNTY — The Mississippi Supreme Court has suspended Lee County Justice Court Judge Rickey W. Thompson from office for 30 days without pay, effective Jan. 26. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports that the Supreme Court also fined Thompson and ordered public reprimand in circuit court. Last April, Thompson was accused of misconduct in documents filed by the Mississippi ...

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Ladners' Katrina-kickback trial rescheduled for May

GULFPORT — The trial of a former county road manager from the Mississippi Gulf Coast and his wife has been rescheduled for May 14 in federal court in Gulfport. Roger Ladner, Hancock County’s former road manager, and his wife, Sharon, have pleaded not guilty to federal charges accusing them of being involved in a kickback scheme related to Hurricane Katrina ...

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District Judge Pepper dies at age 70

JACKSON — U.S. District Judge W. Allen Pepper Jr., appointed to the bench in 1999 by President Bill Clinton, died yesterday. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports Pepper died about 3:45 p.m. after a heart attack at St. Dominic’s Hospital in Jackson. He was 70 years old. A spokeswoman for the Northern District of Mississippi’s federal court later confirmed Pepper’s ...

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District Judge Pepper dies at age 70

JACKSON — U.S. District Judge W. Allen Pepper Jr., appointed to the bench in 1999 by President Bill Clinton, died yesterday. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports Pepper died about 3:45 p.m. after a heart attack at St. Dominic’s Hospital in Jackson. He was 70 years old. A spokeswoman for the Northern District of Mississippi’s federal court later confirmed Pepper’s ...

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