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Epps due to be sentenced April 11 in MDOC scandal

By Patsy R. Brumfield Special to the Daily Journal JACKSON – Former state prisons chief Christopher B. Epps faces sentencing April 11 for his admissions to a kickback-bribery scheme, which allegedly netted him nearly $2 million for choosing contract favorites. His attorneys and federal prosecutors agreed to the new date after meeting Tuesday before U.S. […]

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MDOC scandal sentencing delayed

Daily Journal JACKSON – Carthage businessman Sam Waggoner, 61, will have to wait a little longer to learn his fate. Waggoner was set for sentencing Monday for his part in a bribery scandal surrounding the Mississippi Department of Corrections. Citing Waggoner’s poor health, U.S. District Court Judge Henry Wingate delayed sentencing indefinitely. Prosecutors and Waggoner’s […]

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Sweet Potato Fest is Saturday

VARDAMAN – The 40th Annual Sweet Potato Festival is Saturday with more than 271 booths and a day of food and entertainment expected to bring thousands of people to the Sweet Potato Capital of the World. The annual event draws state and national attention and is billed as one of the nicer small festivals in […]

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