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Who will replace Pinetop?

By Wally Northway Mississippians shouldn’t just be saddened by the news of the passing of legendary blues pianist Pinetop Perkins, we should be worried, too. Who will ever replace him? The master keyboardist died at his home in Austin, Texas, today. He was 97 years old. Pinetop’s influence had spread well beyond his hometown of Belzoni by the 1950s, playing ...

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Gaming Commission reviewing Margaritaville plans

BILOXI — Mississippi gaming regulators are reviewing plans for Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Casino & Restaurant in Biloxi. Gaming Commission executive director Larry Gregory tells The Sun Herald that the casino will likely be on the agenda for the panel’s April 28 meeting. The casino is smaller and more casual than the $700-million resort Caesars Entertainment started in 2007 in partnership ...

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W&T Offshore: Reported oil sheen not coming from its platform

GULF OF MEXICO — W&T Offshore Inc. has responded to reports of an oil sheen in the Gulf of Mexico that was said to be near a W&T-operated platform in Mississippi Canyon block 243, or “Matterhorn.” Following an onsite and aerial investigation, the Houston, Texas-based company said it determined that the source of the reported oil sheen was not the ...

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LLCs now required to file annual report with SoS

JACKSON — Limited liability company (LLC) annual reports may now be filed under the Business Services tab of the Secretary of State’s website at www.sos.ms.gov. This is the first year LLCs are required to file an annual report. The deadline to file LLC annual reports is April 15. LLCs that do not timely file their annual report may be administratively ...

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Memorial Hospital opening clinic in Wal-Mart

GULFPORT — Memorial Hospital’s first medical clinic to operate in a Wal-Mart will open Monday in Gulfport. Memorial Physician Clinics, owned by Memorial Hospital, will operate The Clinic at Wal-Mart seven days a week. Hospital CEO Gary Marchand tells The Sun Herald that Wal-Mart was specifically seeking a healthcare service provider to occupy space in the store. Wal-Mart announced in ...

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MSU park making room for II-VI expansion

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University officials will join with U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran and U.S. Reps. Gregg Harper and Alan Nunnelee today to break ground for a new building in the Thad Cochran Research, Technology and Economic Development Park. The 1:30 p.m. public program will include comments by Cochran, Mississippi’s senior senator; Harper, the second-term congressman from the 3rd District ...

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Entergy nuclear plant awarded license renewal

MONTPELIER, Vt. — Federal regulators yesterday gave the Entergy Corp.-owned Vermont Yankee nuclear plant a 20-year license renewal, despite calls for reconsideration following the nuclear disaster in Japan. Issuance of the license was a foregone conclusion after the NRC voted to approve it March 10, one day before an earthquake and tsunami triggered the still unfolding crisis at the Fukushima ...

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Barbour has qualms with compromise budget proposal

JACKSON — A tentative legislative budget proposal spends too much of the state’s reserves, Gov. Barbour wrote in a letter to legislators. Barbour commended House Appropriations chairman Johnny Stringer and Senate Appropriations chairman Doug Davis for drafting a compromise budget, but said the plan negatively impacts Mississippi’s long-term budget outlook. “Know that I don’t want to leave my successor or ...

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Lawmakers joining NAACP lawsuit over redistricting

JACKSON — Mississippi’s redistricting battle has become more complex, and with less than two weeks left in the legislative session it is unclear whether the debate will be resolved in the state Capitol or in a federal courtroom. The House Elections Committee voted along party lines yesterday to join a federal lawsuit filed by the state chapter of the National ...

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