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Former Mississippi superintendent pleads guilty to falsifying records

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www.wjtv.com – Kristopher White – 2023-09-13 10:42:45

SUMMARY: Former Alcorn Consolidated School District superintendent Bill Brand has pled guilty to false representations to defraud the . He was indicted and in August 2021 for falsifying student attendance in October and November 2020. Brand used a school district employee's Student Management Account without their knowledge to falsify the records and increase the provided by the to the school district. Brand's sentencing order has been filed for public inspection. Suspected fraud can be reported to the Auditor's office online or by calling during business hours.

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ICC nationally recognized for business, marketing tech program

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www.wcbi.com – Allie Martin – 2024-05-23 10:40:43

SUMMARY: Itawamba Community College (ICC) in Mississippi is earning national acclaim for its Business and Marketing Management Technology Program, which Forbes Advisor ranks sixth in the nation. Directed by Jodi McCrimon, the program prepares for sales and marketing roles through diverse coursework, advertising, internet marketing, and business planning. The program transitioned fully online five years ago, significantly boosting enrollment. ICC President Dr. Jay Allen emphasizes that the online format helps adult learners manage their studies alongside work. Graduates can pursue bachelor's degrees online. Additionally, ICC is recognized as one of the top 10 online community colleges by BestColleges.com.

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Former Mississippi casino hotel could be used to house immigrant minors

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www.wjtv.com – Mike Suriani – 2024-05-23 09:00:29

SUMMARY: A vacant former casino hotel in Tunica, Mississippi, may house unaccompanied immigrant minors. The proposed Influx Care Facility (ICF) would be in the Harrah's Hotel Complex, closed since 2014. John Keith Perry, Board Attorney for Tunica County Supervisors, stated the Board hasn't officially supported the plan, though the current owners are in talks with a private entity. Representative Cedric Burnett opposes the plan, arguing it would not benefit the community or the gaming industry. The Tunica County Sheriff's Office also expressed concerns, citing a lack of resources to the initiative. No comment was received from the property owners' firm.

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Scattered storms through the end of the week – Home – WCBI TV

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www.wcbi.com – McKinley Dean – 2024-05-23 04:34:43

SUMMARY: COLUMBUS, Mississippi (WCBI) – A warm and rainy Thursday is expected with scattered showers and thunderstorms throughout the day, gradually clearing by evening. Multiple rounds of heavy rainfall could cause potential . Temperatures will rise to the mid to upper 80s and fall to the upper 60s overnight. On Friday, thunderstorms will continue with heavy rain and gusty winds in the morning, clearing by afternoon. Highs will remain in the upper 80s. Rain chances persist into the with warm and muggy conditions, seeing highs in the upper 80s to low 90s through .

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