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State Senate mulling deer breeding farms

JACKSON — A bill pending before the state Senate would authorize the raising of genetically enhanced deer on breeding farms in Mississippi. The bill, approved last week by the Senate Wildlife Committee, would allow the import and export of farm-raised white tail deer, it’s semen, ova and embryos. Sen. , a Republican from Biloxi, tells WLBT-TV in Jackson that the ...

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Baker Donelson makes 'Best' list again

JACKSON — For the second consecutive year, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, has cracked the top 50 of Fortune’s annual “100 Best Companies to Work For” list. The law firm is ranked 50th on the 14th edition of this prestigious listing, moving up nearly 30 spots from its 2010 ranking of 77th. It is the highest-ranked Memphis-based company ...

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Federal appeals panel questions damages cap

JACKSON — A federal appeals panel is asking the Mississippi Supreme Court if state law that limits non-economic damages to $1 million in civil cases is constitutional. The question from a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, dated Jan. 19, came in lawsuit filed over a traffic accident involving Lisa Learmonth and Sears and Roebuck Co. ...

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Passing by Greenville

By Wally Northway Last weekend, I was making a trip from Jackson to Hot Springs, Ark., and I passed by my hometown of Greenville. I say “passed by” because I took Highway 454 just south of the Port City to avoid all of the traffic and stop lights. At the intersection of Highway 454 and U.S. 82, I noted the ...

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Entergy's earnings affected by unplanned outages

NEW ORLEANS — Entergy Corporation expects fourth quarter 2010 as-reported earnings of approximately $1.25 per share and operational earnings of approximately $1.29 per share. As-reported and operational results for fourth quarter 2009 were $1.64 per share and $1.75 per share, respectively. Beginning this quarter, Entergy has revised its business segment disclosures to reflect the internal reorganization announced in June 2010 ...

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Legislative panels differ on payday lending bill

JACKSON — The chairman of the House Banking Committee says that if a “reasonable” deal isn’t reached on a proposed state payday lending law, the issue might be put on hold until 2012. “Unless they come up with an agreement, a reasonable compromise, it’s best to leave it alone,” committee Chairman George Flaggs, D-Vicksburg, said after the Senate passed its ...

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Settlement reached in FEMA trailer lawsuit

NEW ORLEANS — Companies that manufactured mobile homes for the Federal Emergency Management Agency after Hurricane Katrina have agreed to pay $2.6 million to resolve thousands of claims that the shelters exposed Gulf Coast storm victims to potentially dangerous fumes, according to a proposed class-action settlement filed last Friday. Attorneys for plaintiffs and roughly two-dozen mobile home makers and their ...

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William Carey puts price tag on beachside property

GULFPORT — William Carey University is asking $19.5 million for the nearly 20-acre site of its former Gulfport campus. Hurricane Katrina devastated the campus in 2005. The school has been working to demolish the damaged buildings and clear the site. The site had been up for sale before the storm. William Carey University’s new campus opened in 2009 and is ...

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Department reaches labor agreement with TVA

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — The Building and Construction Trades Department has approved a five-year extension of a project labor agreement (PLA) with the Tennessee Valley Authority for the construction and maintenance work on TVA’s energy generation network. The PLA extension will cover between 12.5 and 15 million man-hours of work annually over the course of this agreement. PLAs are pre-hire collective ...

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ATK components support successful Delta IV launch

IUKA — Alliant Techsystems composite and propulsion technologies recently supported a successful launch of a United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket carrying a National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) payload. The mission is in support of national defense. ATK supplied 16 key composite structures for the launch vehicle. The components were produced using advanced hand lay-up, machining, and inspection techniques at ATK’s ...

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