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Ex-economic developer arrested, charged with stealing

WIGGINS — Authorities say the former executive director of the Stone County Economic Development Partnership has been arrested on an embezzlement charge. A news release from State Auditor Stacey Pickering’s office says 50-year-old Jay Paul Gumm was arrested Friday. The news release says Gumm embezzled over $24,000 from the organization. The arrest was made by investigators from the auditor’s office ...

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Reggie Harris named Walls police chief

The town of Walls has appointed Reggie Harris, who has been serving as the town’s interim police chief for the last four weeks, as its new police chief. Harris has worked as a police officer with Walls for nearly four years, and replaces former chief Gary Boisseau, who was not reappointed to his position by the Board of Aldermen.

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Bank employee arrested for embezzlement; faces up to 10 years in prison

COLUMBUS — An Oktibbeha County bank employee has been arrested for embezzling from her employer, according to Attorney General Jim Hood. Ashley Smith, 28, of Columbus, was arrested by investigators with the Attorney General’s Public Integrity Division following indictment by an Oktibbeha County grand jury on one count of embezzlement.  The indictment charges Smith with embezzling over $30,000 while working ...

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Judge postpones ex-mayor's bribery trial

VICKSBURG — A federal judge has postponed a trial for former Vicksburg Mayor Paul Winfield on charges he sought $10,000 in cash in exchange for awarding a city contract. Paul Winfield’s trial was scheduled to start tomorrow in Natchez. On Friday, however, U.S. District Judge David Bramlette delayed it until Sept. 30 to give prosecutors and defense attorneys more time ...

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Donna Brooks heading Vaiden police force

Donna Brooks has been named police chief in Vaiden. The 51-year-old Brooks has served as interim chief since February, when former police chief Allen Vance was suspended after being arrested in Grenada County. Brooks has been on the Vaiden police force for 12 years. She has also served as chief of the volunteer fire department since 2005.    

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City bans guns from all buildings, parks and playgrounds

MERIDIAN — The city of Meridian is banning openly carried weapons in all public buildings and city parks and playgrounds. The Meridian Star reports the city council took action this past week to keep such weapons out of city hall, the Meridian Law Enforcement Center, all fire stations, all municipal offices, city parks, and playgrounds. It makes exceptions for public ...

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Seized counterfeit goods destroyed by AG's office

TUPELO — The attorney general’s office has destroyed $750,000 worth of counterfeit shirts, shoes, purses, CDs and DVDs at a recycling center in Tupelo. Attorney General Jim Hood says the items were seized at an Okolona thrift shop following a sting operation involving his office, Okolona police and Chickasaw County deputies. Willie McMillian and Sarah Hill McMillian each pleaded guilty ...

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Georgia Lindley elected president

Mississippi State Police Department chief Georgia Lindley was elected the 2013-2014 president of the Mississippi Association of Chiefs of Police at a recent conference in Biloxi. The Starkville native succeeds chief Richard Veazey of the Tunica Police Department as president. A 34-year veteran of the MSU Police Department, Lindley was appointed chief of police in 2005, making her the first ...

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Ex-plant worker accused of stealing thousands of dollars

BOONEVILLE — A former employee of a Booneville plant has been charged with embezzlement. Booneville Police Chief Michael Ramey tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal that 48-year-old Stephen Blake Hobson of Tupelo worked in the business department of Heartland Siding, a division of ProVia, an Ohio company. Ramey says Hobson is accused of embezzling $43,556 from the company. Ramey says ...

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City's first responders earn more than $600K in overtime

VICKSBURG — Overtime to firefighter, police officer and paramedics has cost the city of Vicksburg $632,176 with three months remaining in the 2013 fiscal year. The fiscal year ends Sept. 30. Accounting Department director Doug Whittington tells the fithat overtime for the three departments has exceeded that paid in fiscal year 2012. He said the fire department has so far ...

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