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Supervisors approve jail contract with different architect

PASCAGOULA — Jackson County supervisors have approved a contract with Goldberg, Sullivan and McCrerey Architects & Planners to design the new Jackson County Adult Detention Center. The Mississippi Press reports supervisors discussed the matter in a closed session on Monday. Supervisor Mike Mangum voted against the measure, saying he would have preferred to work with previous architect Pryor and Morrow ...

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Man charged with transporting illegal Chinese immigrants

JACKSON — A naturalized U.S. citizen has been charged in Mississippi with transporting two illegal Chinese immigrants who came to the U.S. through Mexico. A criminal complaint in U.S. District Court in Jackson, said the illegal immigrants went from China to Hong Kong to Honduras. The complaint says they traveled through Mexico and crossed the border near Laredo, Texas. The ...

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Thieves hit city's sports complex; steal bleachers

MCCOMB — Officials say thieves have stolen more than $8,000 worth of equipment from the McComb Sports Complex. The Enterprise-Journal reports everything from nuts and blots to the very bleachers that fans sit in were taken from the park and from a nearby shed. The shed was also damaged. Mayor Whitney Rawlings said the city board will have to approve ...

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Federal appeals panel to weigh LCD price-fixing lawsuit

NEW ORLEANS — A federal appeals panel will decide whether a Mississippi or federal court has jurisdiction over a lawsuit alleging price fixing by manufacturers of liquid crystal display screens. A panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has scheduled oral argument in New Orleans for Oct. 5. Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood sued several major suppliers of ...

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Court rejects AG's request to reconsider CON decision

JACKSON — In June, the Mississippi Supreme Court declared unconstitutional a 2011 law that required appeals of certificate-of-need decisions to go directly to the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court said appeals from CON decisions by the Mississippi State Department of Health must go first to the appropriate lower court. In this case, that would be chancery court. Yesterday, the Supreme ...

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Hood presents check for $35M to state lawmakers

JACKSON — Attorney General Jim Hood has delivered a check to lawmakers for over $35 million in monies recovered by his office. As part of the Average Wholesale Price (AWP) litigation, the $35 million returned to the state includes more than $12 million from a settlement with Barr Laboratories Inc., IVAX Pharmaceuticals Inc., Sicor Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Teva Pharmaceuticals USA ...

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Bookkeeper accused of stealing more than $300K

PASS CHRISTIAN — A 47-year-old Pass Christian woman has been accused of embezzling more than $300,000 from her employer over a period of nearly two years. The Sun Herald reports Harrison County sheriff’s investigators arrested Kathleen Sue Woods on an embezzlement charge. Sheriff Melvin Brisolara said Woods was arrested following investigation of a complaint of missing money filed by an ...

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Building contractor arrested after two-year search

JACKSON — A building contractor has been arrested following a three-hour manhunt in Hinds County, according to Attorney General Jim Hood. Alvin Dennis Hall, 47, whose last known residence is Edwards, was indicted by a Madison County Grand Jury in 2009 after the Attorney General’s Office investigated a report alleging he accepted $10,000 for contracting work and then failed to ...

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Vicksburg hotel owners arrested for price gouging

VICKSBURG — The Mississippi attorney general says the owners of a Vicksburg hotel have been charged with price gouging during a state of emergency. Attorney General Jim Hood says authorities arrested 56-year-old Devenora V. Patel and 26-year-old Hemel Ramesh Surati at their business, The Battlefield Inn in Vicksburg. Hood says Patel and Surati are accused of charging more than their ...

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Business owner accused of bogus tombstone transactions

NATCHEZ — A Natchez business owner has been arrested and charged with felony false pretense, according to the Attorney General’s Office. Dwight Gibson, 45, owner of Clear Creek Monuments in Natchez, was arrested by investigators of the Attorney General’s Public Integrity Division and the Adam County Sheriff’s Office on two counts of felony false pretense. Gibson is accused of selling ...

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