Rosemary Ramirez Barbour's firm wins in country club bidding

A company owned by the niece of Governor Haley Barbour has won bidding for a country club once owned by imprisoned former WorldCom CEO Bernie Ebbers.

The company, Alcatec, is owned by Rosemary Ramirez Barbour, who is married to Hinds County Supervisor Charles Barbour, the governor's nephew.

Rosemary Barbour says her company bid $810,000 for the Brookhaven Country Club.

The country club formerly owned by Ebbers includes almost 130 acres with an 18-hole golf course, eight tennis courts, a swimming pool, a clubhouse, maintenance sheds and a home.

Rosemary Barbour says she plans to keep the club open. Eleven jobs will be saved, she said.  The deal should close on or before July 10th.