With the passage of House Bill 484, filing fees in Mississippi will increase in Chancery and Circuit Courts at least $40 (some counties are adding additional fees as well). Judges in Mississippi will receive a pay increase with a portion of this money. Nobody wants to pay more for court cost or anything else really, but this increase is long overdue and necessary. Attracting and maintaining high quality judges in our courts is something Mississippi needs to encourage. If you look at filing fees in our neighboring states and around the country, you will see that even with the increase we are still paying far less than the average.
I just ran across this story in The Telegraph. After finding some old letters his wife wrote to her lover in the 1940′s, a 99-year-old Italian man only identified as Antonio C., confronted his wife of 77 years and demanded a divorce.
It’s always sad to see a long-term marriage come to an end. After 77 years, I would think a couple could work through anything, even this, but what do I know. I can’t help but wonder one thing: Why in the world didn’t she get rid of those letters?!?! Anyway, I guess they are getting ready for the single life.
Bond was denied this morning in Justice Court for Dr. Arnold Smith. The bond for Paul Mueller was set at $250,000. The Attorney General’s Office released an affidavit detailing events of the past weekend and Doctor Smith’s home and the North Central Mississippi Regional Cancer Center were searched for evidence on Sunday. The Clarion-Ledger has an article on this case here.