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[Mississippi] Merrell Williams Jr., Paralegal Who Bared Big Tobacco, Dies at 72

Merrell Williams Jr., a former paralegal who leaked mountains of internal documents of the Brown & Williamson Tobacco Company in 1994, fueling lawsuits that resulted in an industry payout of billions of dollars to pay smokers’ medical bills, died on Nov.
New York Times
added Nov 26, 2013 23:15

Tobacco whistleblower dies in Mississippi

A paralegal who supplied documents that set off a legal assault that staggered the nation's biggest tobacco companies has died. Merrell Williams Jr. died last week in Ocean Springs, Miss. He was 72. ... Williams is remembered by former Mississippi Attorn
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 25, 2013 16:32

[Mississippi] West Point may consider smoke-free ordinance

West Point Mayor Robbie Robinson says he will discuss a smoke-free ordinance with the board of selectmen on Thursday during a work session.
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 3, 2013 23:42

[Mississippi] PRCC banning tobacco on campus

• By this time next year, all four Pine Belt colleges and universities could be 100 percent tobacco-free. William Carey University and Jones County Junior College are already tobacco-free, with Pearl River Community College scheduled to join them Jan. 1.
Hattiesburg (MS) American
added Nov 2, 2013 05:55

[Mississippi, North Carolina] UPDATE: Former owner of now-defunct cigarette brands looks for leniency after convictions

Phelps, 52, once owned Alternative Brands Inc., Renegade Holdings Inc., Renegade Tobacco Co. and Cutting Edge Enterprises Inc. All are now defunct. The sentencing comes about 18 months after Phelps pleaded guilty to federal charges of committing fraud,
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Sep 22, 2013 13:39

[Mississippi, North Carolina] Sentencing hearing postponed for tobacco scheme defendant

Calvin Phelps, who operated four tobacco sales businesses in Mocksville, N.C., pleaded guilty to three counts of wire fraud, contraband cigarette trafficking and money laundering in June 2012. John Alexander, Assistant United States Attorney for the Nor
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
added Sep 20, 2013 10:54

[Mississippi] Pascagoula VFW post asks for bingo exception on city's smoking ban

"We have seen a dramatic decrease in our income on bingo nights," said Dave Pettys, of VFW post 3373. The Elmer Joseph Grant post on Vega Street hosts bingo three nights a week, he said, and averages up to about 120 people per event.
Mississippi Press
added Jul 24, 2013 18:05

[Mississippi] Former AG Mike Moore named to anti-tobacco foundation board

Mike Moore, former Mississippi attorney general and now head of Mike Moore Law Firm in Flowood, has been named to the board of directors of Legacy, an anti-tobacco foundation in Washington, D.C. Legacy was created as a result of the November 1998 Master
Mississippi Business Journal
added Jul 17, 2013 15:04

[Mississippi] Editorial: Pascagoula widens smoke-free environment

a comprehensive smoking ban that applies to all restaurants, bars, stores, motel/hotel lobbies, common areas of buildings and indoor workplaces. The ban does not, however, include outside venues such as sidewalks, patios and courtyards. The ban will go i
Biloxi (MS) Sun Herald
added Jun 25, 2013 08:30

[Mississippi] WLOX Editorial: Smoking is clearly a killer

if the smoking ban doesn't stop smokers, at least it will help the 4 out of 5 people who don't smoke. They won't be subjected to the second hand smoke.
WLOX-TV (Biloxi, MS)
added Jun 24, 2013 13:03
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