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Hood: "Feinberg is BP"

JACKSON- Miss. Attorney General Jim Hood announces his office has filed a petition with the Court to force the Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF) and its administrator, Ken Feinberg to obey a previous subpoena regarding certain documents relevant to an investigation of the 2010 BP oil spill claims process.

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Choctaws tight-lipped about FBI search

CHOCTAW — One day after the FBI served a search warrant on the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, no one is talking. The Choctaws are as tight-lipped as the FBI about what occurred yesterday at the Golden Moon and Silver Star casinos in Neshoba County. The casinos did not close, Paul Harvey, the chief executive officer of the resort, said ...

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Oil-Dri completes expansion for cat litter line

BLUE MOUNTAIN — Oil-Dri Corporation of America has completed the expansion of its facility in Blue Mountain, increasing capacity for a new line of Cat’s Pride cat litter. Oil-Dri’s subsidiary, Blue Mountain Production Company, underwent a $9-million expansion, increasing the facility by 41,000 square feet. This includes improved automated systems aimed at producing high-quality products and increasing worker productivity. Oil-Dri ...

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City leaders mulling medical corridor plan

JACKSON — Jackson city and business leaders are spearheading an effort to transform a five-miles stretch of road from Interstate 55 to Interstate 220 into a medical research corridor. The Clarion-Ledger reports the Mississippi Healthcare Corridor would include a previously announced research park the University of Mississippi Medical Center plans to build at the old Farmers Market and redevelopment of ...

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Bomgar rolls out newest version of software

JACKSON — Bomgar has released Bomgar 11.1, the latest version of its remote support solution. With new capabilities designed to increase technician productivity and extend support to and from mobile devices, Bomgar 11.1 enables IT organizations to deliver support to nearly any system or device. It also optimizes IT operations and management with new analytics, and streamlines integrations with Help ...

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Hood: "Feinberg is BP"

JACKSON- Miss. Attorney General Jim Hood announces his office has filed a petition with the Court to force the Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF) and its administrator, Ken Feinberg to obey a previous subpoena regarding certain documents relevant to an investigation of the 2010 BP oil spill claims process.

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City taking annexation plan to Supreme Court

GULFPORT — The City of Gulfport is going to the Mississippi Supreme Court to get approval for its proposed annexation. In June, a Harrison County judge dismissed Gulfport’s petition to annex 2.5 square miles of Harrison County. Attorney Jerry Mills of Jackson tells The Sun Herald the appeal was filed to meet a legal deadline. He says he hopes negotiations ...

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Counties eligible for federal post-flood aid

WEST MISSISSIPPI — Thirteen counties affected by historic flooding along the Mississippi and Yazoo rivers this spring are now eligible for all categories of public assistance reimbursement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. “This declaration gets the much needed financial help to our local governments,” Gov. Haley Barbour said. “Now they can rebuild and recover what was lost in this ...

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FBI conducts search at Pearl River Resorts

CHOCTAW — The FBI conducted a search yesterday at the Pearl River Resorts run by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians in Neshoba County. Neither the FBI nor the tribe would say what the FBI was looking for. The resort, which includes the Silver Star and Golden Moon casinos, did not close, Paul Harvey, the chief executive officer of the ...

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Hood suing BP oil spill fund administrator

JACKSON — Mississippi’s attorney general has sued the administrator of BP’s $20-billion oil spill fund to get access to claims filed by coastal residents. Jim Hood said yesterday that he has tried to negotiate with the fund’s administrator, Washington lawyer Kenneth Feinberg. He says he’s seeking to make the process more transparent so people will know if Feinberg is looking ...

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