Natchez hospital facing lawsuit over Medicaid and Medicare audits


 A lawsuit could soon be filed against the management and officers of the former Natchez Regional Medical Center. Speaking at a status conference for the formerly county-owned hospital’s federal bankruptcy case, Kenneth Lefoldt — the court-appointed liquidation trustee — said he has seen a draft of the lawsuit against the hospital’s managing officers. The possibility … Continue reading Natchez hospital facing lawsuit over Medicaid and Medicare audits

Oil and Gas Board may change some drilling rules due to Tuscaloosa Shale speculation.


Bernell McGehee, a Liberty accountant who owns mineral rights and publishes a website that tracks Tuscaloosa Marine Shale developments, said landowners in Louisiana can get better terms because rules there favor oil companies less. He wants Mississippi to reduce the leverage that oil companies have to force owners to sign leases, as well as stop … Continue reading Oil and Gas Board may change some drilling rules due to Tuscaloosa Shale speculation.

Rentech selling Adams County acreage intended for alternative fuels plant.


Rentech is asking $8.5 million for the 478 acres in Adams County where it once planned to build an alternative fuels plant to convert coal into liquid. Natchez real estate broker Glenn Green, one of the three listed on the property, tells the Natchez Democrat there has been some offers on the property but declined … Continue reading Rentech selling Adams County acreage intended for alternative fuels plant.

Adams County Supervisors authorize $3 million state loan to attract KiOR


The Adams County Board of Supervisors has authorized the application for a $3 million loan that will pay for part a levee to be built on the site of the former Belwood Country Club. The levee is part of the county’s commitment to an economic recruiting package to bring alternative fuels company KiOR to Adams … Continue reading Adams County Supervisors authorize $3 million state loan to attract KiOR

FBI says illegal immigrant gang started prison riot, took the life of prison guard in Mississippi prison


A deadly riot at a prison in Mississippi for undocumented immigrants was started by a group of Mexican inmates angry about what they considered poor food and medical care and disrespectful guards, according to an FBI agent's affidavit. One guard was killed and 20 people were injured in the May 20 riot at the privately … Continue reading FBI says illegal immigrant gang started prison riot, took the life of prison guard in Mississippi prison

Probe continues into Adams County prison riot that left one officer dead at the hands of illegal immigrant


Officials at the Adams County Correctional Center say cleanup is complete but the facility remains on lockdown following the May 20 prison riot in which one guard died and 16 other prison employees were injured. FBI Spokeswoman Deborah Madden said the federal investigation into the riot continues. Correctional Center spokeswoman Emilee Beach told The Natchez … Continue reading Probe continues into Adams County prison riot that left one officer dead at the hands of illegal immigrant