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Two Former St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Deputies Sentenced to 50 Months Imprisonment for Their Roles in Kickback and Bribery Scheme Involving Contract for Privatization of Work Release Program in St. Tammany Parish

NEW ORLEANS –  U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that DAVID HANSON, age 63, from Abita Springs, Louisiana, and CLIFFORD “SKIP” KEEN, age 53, from Covington, Louisiana, ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Monday, October 18, 2021 4:21 pm

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Meridian man pleads guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon

Jackson, Miss. – A Meridian man pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Darren J. LaMarca and ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Monday, October 18, 2021 4:21 pm

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Mobile man sentenced to 10 years in prison on drug charges

Gulfport, Miss. – A Mobile, Alabama man was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana and ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Monday, October 18, 2021 4:20 pm

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Moss Point Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm

Gulfport, Miss. – A Moss Point Man was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Monday, October 18, 2021 4:19 pm

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Jackson Man Sentenced to Prison for Bank Robbery

Jackson, Miss. – A Jackson man was sentenced to 47 months in federal prison for bank robbery, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Darren J. LaMarca and ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Monday, October 18, 2021 4:18 pm

Sports

Pearl River volleyball enters NJCAA Rankings for the first time at No. 19

POPLARVILLE, Miss. — Just three years into its existence, the Pearl River volleyball program has entered the National Junior College Athletic Association rankings for the first ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Monday, October 18, 2021 4:16 pm

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USM School of Professional Nursing Practice improves RN to BSN Degree

Special to the Shopper USM School of Professional Nursing Practice Improves RN to BSN Degree to Help Students Graduate at Reduced Cost, Earn Leadership Certificate ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Monday, October 18, 2021 2:43 pm

Sports

Pearl River’s Justin Jefferson and Diamond Jones named Forrest General Wildcats of the Week

POPLARVILLE, Miss. — Pearl River football standout Justin Jefferson (Memphis, Tenn.; Bartlett) and volleyball standout Diamond Jones (Gonzales, La.; East Ascension) have been selected as the ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Monday, October 18, 2021 2:40 pm

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Auditor’s Office arrests former bookkeeper, college dean in multimillion-dollar workforce development fraud case

Auditor demands $2.3 million back from college, business owners JACKSON, Miss. – Today State Auditor Shad White announced Eureda “Edie” Washington and Joe Lowder have been ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Monday, October 18, 2021 2:22 pm

Columns

Thoughts of wildflower meadows

By Jan Miller Penton The hint of fall in the air makes every day a little better. Our mild Mississippi weather is a wonderful reprieve ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Monday, October 18, 2021 12:25 pm

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