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County supervisors at odds over bridge closing

LUCEDALE — George County’s Board of Supervisors has voted to close an 84-year-old bridge. But getting barricades or warning signs placed at the span has taken some time. The Mississippi Press reports some county officials say Supervisor Larry Havard is responsible for overseeing the posting of warning signs at the historic Merrill Bridge at the Pascagoula River, which is in ...

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Supervisors looking for consultant to assist in sale of hospital

OKTIBBEHA COUNTY — Supervisors are seeking proposals from consulting companies to evaluate Oktibbeha County Hospital, one of the steps required in a sale of the county-owned medical center. This week’s decision only authorizes advertisements to seek such proposals and does not approve the analysis itself. Such an analysis would look at the financial impact of leasing or selling the hospital. ...

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Supervisors reject plans for Crooked Letter brewery

VANCLEAVE — Jackson County supervisors have rejected plans for a brewery in Vancleave. The owners of Crooked Letter Brewing Co. had sought a special exception permit to brew beer in Vancleave. In April, the county’s planning commission voted to give Wanda and Paul Blacksmith a special exception to build a brewing barn to manufacture beer on their property. Some nearby ...

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Former supervisor gets suspended sentence for embezzlement

CORINTH — A former Alcorn County supervisor has been given a suspended sentence after pleading guilty to embezzlement. The Daily Corinthian reports Danny H. Crotts entered the plea in circuit court to a criminal information. A criminal information is a formal charge made without a grand jury indictment. Circuit Judge Jim Pounds sentenced Crotts to 20 years and suspended the ...

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Hood files suit, Pickering issues demand against supervisor

JACKSON — Attorney General Jim Hood has filed suit against Hinds County Supervisor Robert Graham, demanding he repay money state auditors say he earned double-dipping while on the clock at his former city job. Auditor Stacey Pickering’s office contends Graham, between 2004 and 2007 as a Jackson police spokesman and 911 dispatch supervisor, earned almost $46,000 operating his private business, ...

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Sentencing of former supervisor for bribery delayed

JACKSON — Sentencing for former Holmes County Supervisor Larry Dennis has been delayed because of disagreement over how much money was lost when he was bribed a year ago. When Dennis arrived in federal court in Jackson yesterday, he was facing a maximum 37 months in prison under federal sentencing guidelines for pleading guilty. But a federal prosecutor argued to ...

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