Mother and daughter charged with exploiting woman with dementia
SALTILLO -- Two Saltillo women, a mother and daughter, were arrested Thursday for exploiting a vulnerable adult.
Dorothy Whitmon, 63, of Saltillo, and April Whaley, 24, had their bonds set at $10,000.
The Attorney General's Office alleges Whitmon, while serving as caretaker for a woman with dementia, took $162,000 from the woman's accounts and two of the woman's properties.
The Attorney General's Office alleges Whaley withdrew about $33,000 from the woman's bank account for personal use.
Both Whitmon and Whaley bonded out of the Lee County Adult Jail.
-- Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
McComb openstrack to public
McCOMB -- The McComb School District will open the track at McComb High School for public use.
The district board has set hours for public use as 6:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Officials say school district staff will open the track on weekdays and city employees will open it on weekends.
La-Z-Boy signs agreementto sell Bauhaus USA
SALTILLO -- La-Z-Boy Inc. is selling a Saltillo-based company it has owned since 1999.
La-Z-Boy, based in Monroe, Mich., announced in a news release Friday that Bauhaus U.S.A. Inc., an operating company within its upholstery segment, is being sold to an investor group led By Bauhaus president Britt Allred.
Terms of the transaction, which is expected to close in the fiscal 2014 fourth quarter, were not disclosed.
Bauhaus offers primarily contemporary sofas, sectionals and occasional chairs that are marketed in the U.S., Canada, the Far East and Europe.
La-Z-Boy officials say Bauhaus was not a good strategic fit for the company in terms of revenue or earnings.
Bauhaus has operated in northeast Mississippi since 1989. It was bought by La-Z-Boy in 1999.
It employs about 275 workers in Saltillo.
-- Associated Press
Bayou cleaningproject moving slowly
VICKSBURG -- Warren County officials say they have convinced about the half of the property owners in the final phase of a bayou cleaning project to sign papers permitting access to their land.
The work to clear about four-tenths of a mile of Hatcher Bayou south of Greenbriar subdivision involves 28 parcels, of which 15 have been signed over by landowners, according to Michele Moore of Gouras Urban Planning Consultants Inc. Gouras is administering the grant that's paying for the work.
Riprap placed along the sides of the ditches has been the extent of the work.
-- Vicksburg Post