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Mississippi postal worker sentenced for COVID-19 loan fraud

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www.supertalk.fm – Ben Milam – 2024-06-19 09:03:17

SUMMARY: LaSonja Jones, a 42-year-old Southaven woman, was ordered to repay over $80,000 in restitution after being convicted for fraudulently obtaining Payroll Protection Loans with false information about her businesses. At the time, Jones was an employee of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. U.S. District Court Judge Sharion Aycock her to five years of supervised release. The case highlights extensive fraud during the pandemic, with an estimated $300 stolen from $5 trillion in relief funds, PPP, EIDL, and FPUC programs. FBI Special Agent David Nanz emphasized the long-term financial impact on American taxpayers.

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Ole Miss head football coach Lane Kiffin harps on recruiting, roster building at SEC Media Days

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www.supertalk.fm – Caleb Salers – 2024-07-15 17:39:46

SUMMARY: football fans got a preview of the 2024-25 season at the SEC Days in Dallas. Head coach Lane Kiffin spoke on various topics, the recent passing of his father, Monte Kiffin, known for the “Tampa 2” defense. Kiffin emphasized a balanced recruiting approach, blending high school prospects and college transfers. He highlighted the importance of team cohesion and strategies for filling the void left by top running back Quinshon Judkins. Kiffin also discussed managing external distractions and the impact of and Oklahoma joining the SEC. The Rebels are gearing up for what many anticipate as a potential championship season.

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Trump announces Sen. JD Vance as vice president pick

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www.supertalk.fm – The Associated Press – 2024-07-15 14:14:25

SUMMARY: Donald Trump announced Sen. JD Vance of Ohio as his vice-presidential running mate, marking the first millennial on a major-party ticket amid concerns about aging political . Vance, known for his memoir “Hillbilly Elegy” and his rise as a staunch Trump ally, an extraordinary moment with an assassination attempt on Trump and criticism for attributing the violence to . Vance, who once criticized Trump, evolved into a loyal supporter, gaining attention for his stance on election disputes and criminal investigations. Despite some bipartisan efforts, his nonprofit aimed at opioid addiction treatment floundered, drawing criticism.

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Emergency hospital plans to open in Smith County by January 2025

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www.supertalk.fm – J.T. Mitchell – 2024-07-15 13:32:01

SUMMARY: Mississippi is addressing a hospital crisis with the collaboration of Covington County Hospital (CCH) and South Central Regional Medical Center (SCRMC) to open a new emergency hospital in Smith County. The Smith County Emergency Hospital, located in Raleigh, will serve a community of 14,000 and is set to begin operations in late December 2024 or early 2025. This initiative is expected to create 80 and have a $30 million annual economic impact. emphasize the importance of collaboration, suggesting it as a model for improving access in rural amid widespread hospital closures in the .

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