School system is fraud target
The Mississippi Bankers Association issued a fraud alert bulletin to its members on March 11, after multiple counterfeit checks on a Tunica County School District account were cashed at First Security Bank locations in DeSoto and Panola counties.
The checks ranged in amount from $3,500 to nearly $5,000, according to the release.
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Technology invades North Mississippi
Technology-driven companies that have recently announced new or upgraded locations in Northwest Mississippi will be spotlighted at a regional forum, set for Wednesday, March 30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Tunica Gold Strike Casino Resort. The Tunica Times is a sponsor for the event.
The CEO of one of these Silicon Valley-based companies will describe how his company chose this region after reviewing sites in eight states. Morning panel sessions will focus on four high-tech educational programs that are free to schools in Northwest Mississippi as well as the region’s growing tourism footprint.
The forum also will include the Mississippi Economic Council’s Blueprint Mississippi Road Show, where participants will use high-tech electronic voting to focus on key issues for the state and the region.
Harrah’s hosts Bellator Fighting on March 26
Bellator Fighting Championships today announced that Bellator 38 will take place at the Harrah’s Tunica Hotel and Casino in Tunica Resorts, Mississippi on March 26, 2011. The event will be broadcast live on MTV2.
Tickets for the event are on sale now through Ticketmaster. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., with the first fight taking place at 5 p.m. The event will be broadcast at a special time, hitting airwaves live on MTV2 at 7 p.m. EST.
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