Tighter Regulations for Bail Bond Businesses

(Mississippi) — State insurance commissioner, Mike Chaney has called for tighter regulations for bail bond businesses and agents. In a statement he made Wednesday, Chaney said many bail bond agents are honorable and fair but he believes some have caused big problems. He said in addition to outright fraud, they…


Planter’s Bank, Covenant Bank Deal Complete

(Mississippi) — A merger between Indianola-based Planter’s Bank and Covenant Bank, headquartered in Clarksdale, is complete. The merger created a financial institution with more than one billion dollars in assets and increases Planter’s Bank’s reach into north Mississippi. Planter’s now has five new locations to add to its current 14….


Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Clarksdale

(Clarksdale, MS) — A federal judge dismissed a voting rights lawsuit against the city of Clarksdale. The lawsuit was brought by four residents who alleged the ward lines in the city were drawn based on racial demographics and were illegal and violated citizens’ voting rights. Mayor Bill Luckett said the…


Former Restaurant Employee Awarded $85,000

(Tupelo, MS) — After filing a wrongful termination suit, a jury in Tupelo agreed with Phuong Thi Nguyen and awarded her more than $85,000 last week. Nguyen worked at Ichiban Japanese Grill for Wanika Chau and Wah Dao. According to the complaint she filed, Nguyen said she was fired after…



Still Not Too Late to Get Flu Shots

(Mississippi) — In a news release issued by the Mississippi State Department of Health, flu activity is still low in Mississippi. However, there’’s a higher rate of influenza in other parts of the country. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, most reported cases of severe illness and…


Mississippi County Gets Hit by Tornado

(Newton County, MS) – In the midst of yesterday’’s bad weather, a tornado touched down in Newton County in the afternoon. Buildings were damaged, power lines were snapped in half and trees were knocked down, especially on Highway 504 near Highway 15. Some residents said they first heard what sounded…


Mississippi Teacher Arrested on Drug Charges

(Columbus, MS) — An eighth grade teacher was arrested at a middle school in Columbus yesterday morning on drug charges. Paul Marcus Jackson and seven others were charged with conspiracy to possess and distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and money laundering. The case was investigated by the…


GED Testing Service Makes Changes

(Mississippi) — The GED testing service dropped the passing score by five points. The new GED passing score has changed from 150 to 145. GED testing service recommends that states make that change retroactive to January 2014 when it introduced a tougher test. Mississippi has adopted the new standard.


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