in Maxwell prison
n Disbarred attorney Joey Langston of Booneville starts his second week today as an inmate in the low-security men's federal prison on Maxwell Air Force Base near Montgomery, Ala.
While the 51-year-old Langston turned himself in there April 16, the official notice wasn't posted until Thursday on the U.S. District Court's Internet document site.
Langston, once one of the state's top plaintiff's lawyers, pleaded guilty in January 2007 to helping now-imprisoned Oxford ex-attorney Richard "Dickie" Scruggs influence Hinds Circuit Judge Bobby DeLaughter in a legal-fees lawsuit against Scruggs.
Langston, now prisoner No. 12745-042, was sentenced to 36 months in prison. The U.S. Bureau of Prisons' Web site shows his release date projected at Nov. 25, 2011.
A diabetic, Langston asked to be sent to Maxwell, where they have facilities to treat him.
n BADLWYN - Five people were arrested after a theft complaint at a Baldwyn truck stop in Prentiss County.
Police Chief Troy Agnew said his department received a tip that money was being embezzled from the Git-N-Go Truck Stop on 494 Southwest St. He said he heard reports that employees were stealing money and trading beer and cigarettes for drugs.
Arrested and charged with embezzlement were Catherine Bullock, of 19B County Road 6011, Baldwyn, with bond set at $1,000; Michael Ray White of 96 County Road 430, Reinzi, with bond set at $50,000 and Bonnie K. Lewis of 772 County Road 5051, Booneville, with bond set at $2,000.
The two other people where charged with shoplifting, a misdemeanor.
will leave next year
n JACKSON - Millsaps College President Frances Lucas announced Thursday she will step down in mid-2010.
"This decision, which I have been considering for approximately a year, is mine alone," Lucas said in an e-mail to faculty, staff and students. She said recent disagreements with some faculty "have made me more fully confident that my transition will be the best thing for the faculty and for me."
Lucas will have served 10 years as leader of the United Methodist-affiliated liberal arts college when she leaves on June 30, 2010.
Millsaps Board of Trustees chairman Maurice Hall of Meridian hailed Lucas' leadership, including a capital campaign that has raised $110 million.
"I am saddened for our loss as Frances plans her departure after 10 wonderful years, having earned the love and respect of thousands of Millsaps alumni, students and friends," Hall said in a press release.
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