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JUL 02, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Sentencings in Gulfport Head Start kickback scheme

(AP) — A former director of the Gulf Coast Community Action Agency in Gulfport has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison for her role in a Head Start kickback scheme. Prosecutors say Harvey-Irvin accepted bribes from Walton, owner of Walton Construction, in exchange for awarding his company $400,000 in construction contracts.

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JUL 01, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Trial set for Guardsman, wife on federal drug charges

(AP) — A member of the Army National Guard and his wife are scheduled for trial Sept. 8 in Gulfport in a federal drug conspiracy case. The Sun-Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1f1gJ1Y ) 44-year-old David Cooper and 48-year-old Regina Cooper, both of Gulfport, each pleaded not guilty Tuesday in federal court to multiple charges that include conspiracy and possession with intent to ...

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JUL 01, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Gulfport man pleads guilty in drug conspiracy case

(AP) — A Gulfport man will be sentenced in Sept. 24 after admitting to conspiring to possess cocaine with the intent to distribute it in Harrison County. The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1T0V2xu ) Omar Dancer entered a guilty plea this past week in federal court in Gulfport and agreed to forfeit $30,000 in illegal cocaine proceeds.

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JUN 23, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Gulfport police not charging gun-toting man

(AP) — Two men, one of whom was armed with a shotgun, walked into a Wal-Mart Sunday night bought ammunition and loaded the weapon are not being charged with any crime, according to Police Chief Leonard Papania. "While the actions of these two men are sanctioned by state laws, what they did negatively impacted our community," Papania said Monday at ...

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JUN 23, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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State port's Katrina relief jobs costly, slow to materialize

(AP) — The federal government is giving the state of Mississippi more time to create jobs promised in exchange for more than $566 million in Hurricane Katrina-relief funds. The state Port at Gulfport has used the federal money to restore and expand its West Pier, a project that will not be completed before late 2016 or possibly early 2017, port ...

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