Sentencing reset for lab owner

August 21, 2013 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

A federal judge has reset the sentencing date for an environmental laboratory owner in Mississippi who was convicted on federal charges of falsifying records on industrial wastewater samples.

Tennie White was the sole operator of Mississippi Environmental Analytical Laboratories Inc.

She was convicted in May in U.S. District Court in Jackson on two counts of making false statements and one count of obstruction.

Governor withdraws Board of Health nomination

April 5, 2013 in Statewide News

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant said he’s withdrawing his nomination of anti-abortion activist Terri Herring to the state Board of Health.   

Bryant’s decision came Monday after The Associated Press questioned whether Bryant was fulfilling requirements of a state law that specifies the board’s 11 members must come from certain parts of the state.

Bryant spokesman Mick Bullock says the law is unclear, but the governor is withdrawing Herring’s nomination to “avoid any legal uncertainty.”