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Feinberg to MC law students: BP claims jobs is tough

By Amy McCullough JACKSON — BP oil spill claims administrator Kenneth Feinberg told a packed audience at Mississippi College law school symposium today that his job is not an easy one. Feinberg said people ask him if he finds his law degree useful in handling the claims process. “Sometimes I think a divinity degree would be more helpful,” he said. ...

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Mallory carrying out 3-year-old agreement to retire as Cadence Bank CEO & chairman

By Ted Carter The early March closing of an acquisition by Houston banking investment company Community Bancorp LLC will mark the end of Cadence Financial Corp. Chairman & CEO Lewis Mallory Jr.’s 47 years with the Starkville-based regional bank. Mark Abernathy, Cadence’s president, is expected to be elected CEO and Paul B. Murphy Jr., Community Bancorp president, chairman, Cadence said ...

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Wilkinson court clerk arrested

WOODVILLE — The Wilkinson County Justice Court office has been closed after the court clerk was charged with extortion. State Auditor Stacey Pickering says court clerk Wanda Faye Fountain of Woodville was arrested Thursday on charges of allegedly taking money in exchange for the improper disposal of traffic citations. Pickering says the money Fountain collected was allegedly not reported to ...

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Analysis: Museum project draws hopes, suspicions

Not all lawmakers are convinced a Mississippi civil rights museum will finally get off the ground, despite the speed at which a proposal is making its way through the Legislature. Their doubts can be heard in floor debate and committee meetings. Rep. Jim Evans, a black Democrat from Jackson, told his colleagues last week, "Let’s don’t be hoodwinked," as he ...

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Gov. names Albert Santa Cruz to head public safety

JACKSON — Gov. Haley Barbour has appointed Albert Santa Cruz to be Mississippi’s Public Safety Commissioner and Lt. Col. Donnell Berry to head the Highway Patrol. Barbour made the announcement Friday in a news release. Santa Cruz, chief of the Highway Patrol, replaces Steve Simpson, who resigned as commissioner earlier this month to run for attorney general. Santa Cruz is ...

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No underestimating Tyler these days

Greenwood business is flourishing and everyone taking her seriously after 17 successful years When Cindy Tyler opened the Mississippi Gift Company in downtown Greenwood, she was 27-years old but looked 10 years younger. Tyler admits that no one took her very seriously. “When I first started the business, customers and vendors would come in and ask me, ‘Is your momma ...

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IT Day 2011

JACKSON- The Jackson Convention Complex hosts the second annual “IT Day” sponsored by Lockheed Martin Corporation.

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