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Sara Lee to close plant in Shannon

Posted 1/27/2012 in State

SHANNON -- Sara Lee says it will close a plant in Shannon, Miss., by the end of March putting 155 people out of work.

 

 

Judge dismisses stun gun case

Posted 1/27/2012 in State

BAY ST. LOUIS -- A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against a former Waveland police officer and the city in a ruling that found the use of stun gun against a naked man was reasonable under the circumstances.

 

 

Man charged in priest's death found dead in jail

Posted 1/27/2012 in State

JACKSON -- A man accused of killing a Roman Catholic priest and taking the victim's car on a family vacation to Walt Disney World was found dead early Thursday in a prison cell with a sheet wrapped around his neck.

 

 

Jackson fire chief: No social media pix in uniform

Posted 1/27/2012 in State

JACKSON -- Jackson Fire Chief Raymond McNulty has told firefighters not to post any comments that could hurt the department on their social network sites -- or post photos of themselves in uniform or with city equipment.

 

 

Former teacher sentenced in sexual battery case

Posted 1/27/2012 in State

NEW ALBANY -- A former Ripley High School teacher has pleaded guilty in Union County to one count of sexual battery on a minor, in connection with an improper relationship with a former student.

 

 

AG's office offers money to find pardoned trusty

Posted 1/27/2012 in State

JACKSON -- Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood said Thursday that his office is willing to pay confidential informants for information that helps him track down a convicted killer pardoned by former Gov. Haley Barbour.

 

 

State lawmakers working to expand charter schools

Posted 1/27/2012 in State

JACKSON -- With even opponents conceding that a bill expanding charter schools in Mississippi is likely to pass, lawmakers are trying to hash out what a new law should cover.

 

 

Foreclosures made up 20 percent of home sales in third quarter

Posted 1/26/2012 in Business

LOS ANGELES -- Foreclosures made up a smaller slice of all U.S. homes sold in last year's third quarter, as banks delayed placing properties for sale and home sales slowed.

 

 

Report: Taxpayers still owed $133B from bailout

Posted 1/26/2012 in Business

WASHINGTON -- Companies that were bailed out during the financial crisis still owe U.S. taxpayers nearly $133 billion. Treasury's plans to recoup that money have been slowed by the volatile stock market and weakness among smaller banks. Some of the money will never be recovered.

 

 

Pentagon: Army, Marines to shrink as budget slows

Posted 1/26/2012 in National

WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon outlined a plan Thursday for slowing the growth of military spending, including cutting the size of the Army and Marine Corps, retiring older planes and trimming war costs. It drew quick criticism from Republicans, signaling the difficulty of scaling back defense budgets in an election year.

 

 

Tigers, other animals taken from Mississippi zoo

Posted 1/26/2012 in State

COLLINS -- Authorities have seized three tigers, three cougars, two leopards, two wolf-hybrids and a Macaque monkey from a roadside zoo in Mississippi.

 

 

No files on pardoned Mississippi killers

Posted 1/26/2012 in State

JACKSON -- Pardon files are missing or don't exist for four convicted killers and another man who worked as trusties at the Governor's Mansion and were pardoned by former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour during his final days in office.

 

 

Auditor probe delays funds for Southaven projects

Posted 1/26/2012 in State

SOUTHAVEN -- The Mississippi Department of Transportation has frozen funding for new projects in Southaven because of an auditor's investigation into Mayor Greg Davis' spending.

 

 

Marriages and divorces 1-26-11

Posted 1/26/2012 in Business

Marriages and divorces Jan. 19 - 25

 

 

Building Permits 1-26-12

Posted 1/26/2012 in Business

Building Permits for Jan. 17 - 23

 

 

Premier Health Complex welcomes new facility director

Posted 1/26/2012 in Business

Premier Health Complex in Starkville recently named Robin Howell Luke director of the facility.

 

Renasant's financial-services division moving to Columbus

Posted 1/26/2012 in Business

A Columbus bank is putting part of its operations in the vacant first-floor space of the building that also houses the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau.

 

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