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Mississippi church suing on virus restrictions burns down

A church in Mississippi was destroyed by a suspected arson fire, about a month after its pastor filed a lawsuit challenging the city of Holly Springs on gathering restrictions amid the coronavirus outbreak. First Pentecostal Church in Holly Springs, Mississippi, burned down Wednesday morning, news outlets reported. When investigators from the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office got to the scene, they found graffiti ...

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‘Twilight Zone:’ Casino closings hurt Mississippi county

Since mid-March, the wide roads leading to the gambling halls of Tunica County have been devoid of cars. The bells of the slot machines and chatter from hopeful card players have gone silent. Hundreds of hotel rooms have been empty for two months, and thousands of people have lost their jobs, at least temporarily. As it has in so many ...

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Ex-chief accused of cashing in on confiscated cars

A former police chief in a small north Mississippi town was arrested Wednesday on a charge accusing him of selling confiscated vehicles to his family, then pocketing the cash. A DeSoto County grand jury indicted Herb Brewer last week on an embezzlement charge. Brewer kept $1,850 from sales of a 2007 Ford Mustang and a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe, State Auditor ...

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Mississippi OB-GYN indicted on 12 sexual battery charges

An OB-GYN in Mississippi is charged with 12 counts of sexual battery after patients accused him of assaulting them in medical offices. The Commercial Appeal reports a DeSoto County grand jury indicted Dr. Gregory Norwood in March, and the indictments were made public Wednesday. Charges date from January 2016 to September 2018. Records show Norwood no longer holds a Mississippi ...

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Memphis area awaits outcome of Amazon headquarters ‘sweepstakes’

By JACK WEATHERLY Memphis is part of the stampede of U.S. cities bidding for Amazon’s second headquarters with 50,000 potentially jobs and $5 billion in corporate investment. Some counties across the Mississippi line stand to benefit from the promised gargantuan development. Those counties help the city meet one requirement of the giant online retailer, that of having a population of ...

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Tanger announces outlet mall plans in Miss.

SOUTHAVEN — Outlet mall operator Tanger is partnering Poag Shopping Centers on a development in Southaven. Southaven and DeSoto County officials several years ago approved a $15 million tax increment financing plan in which bonds will be issued to pay for the infrastructure for the outlet mall. In addition, the development has approval for $34 million in sales tax rebates ...

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