Feds want Gulfport bar forfeited after owner tried to trade for cocaine

September 19, 2013 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories, Uncategorized

News Briefs From Around The State

Feds want Gulfport bar forfeited after owner tried to trade for cocaine

GULFPORT, Mississippi — Federal authorities in south Mississippi have filed court documents seeking the forfeiture of a Gulfport bar that investigators say a man tried to trade for a large quantity of cocaine.

The documents filed in U.S. District Court in Gulfport seek the forfeiture of the Eclipse Sports Bar, cars, cash and guns.

Takeovers planned for 2 of 3 Mississippi school districts

September 13, 2013 in Education, News, Top Stories

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — The Mississippi state Board of Education is seeking to take over the Claiborne County and Leflore County school districts, but will grant the Yazoo City system a reprieve.

The board voted Friday morning to ask Gov. Phil Bryant to declare states of emergency in Claiborne and Leflore. Byrant could act as early as Friday.

Under an agreement with Yazoo City, the district would lose accreditation and the state would appoint consultants to oversee improvements…