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Facebook tops new list of America's 'Most Hated' companies

It’s a challenge for a business to get people to hate it when it’s giving its product away but Facebook has managed to do just that, topping a list of the Ten Most Hated Companies in America. In compiling the list, 24-7 Wall St., a Website for analysis and commentary for U.S. and global equity investors, said it reviewed a ...

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Primos, eTAGZ 'amicably resolve' patent dispute

FLORA — Primos Inc. and eTAGZ have reached a settlement in its patent infringement case, according to eTAGZ. Salt Lake City, Utah-based eTAGZ reports it sued sued Primos Inc., a company based in Flora that sells hunting-related products, for patent infringement in Jan. 2011. Primos denied the claims. In October 2011 eTAGZ “amicably resolved” its dispute with Primos to the ...

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Major motion picture to be shot in Oxford, first in over a decade

OXFORD — While Oxford has been the backdrop for many independent films over the last few years, it hasn’t played host to a major motion picture in well over a decade. However, that changes in February when the cast and crew for the upcoming film, “Admissions,” begins filming on the University of Mississippi campus and around Oxford. Mary-Katherine Herrington, tourism ...

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USM nursing school wants college status reinstated by Board

HATTIESBURG — The University of Southern Mississippi has asked the state College Board for college status to be returned to the School of Nursing for the first time since 2003. USM President Martha Saunders tells the Hattiesburg American she hopes the College Board will vote on the request in April. The school announced last week that the Asbury Foundation has ...

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Judge sentences ex-supervisor to 30 months in prison

PICKENS — A federal judge has sentenced former Holmes County Supervisor Larry Dennis to 30 months in prison Dennis pleaded guilty in September in a bribery case related to cleanup from the April 2010 tornadoes that swept through Mississippi. The U.S. attorney’s office said that on two occasions in 2010, Dennis, who is 59 and from Pickens, demanded payments of ...

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Supervisors OK refinancing of bonds, could save $900K

HERANADO — DeSoto County supervisors have approved refinancing $22 million in 2004 general obligation bonds, a move that could save $900,000. The Commercial Appeal reports the board also approved a health coverage pact for county employees. The new plan keeps rates flat. The current interest rate the county must pay from 2015 to 2024 ranges from 4.25 to 5 percent. ...

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Sam Gore honored with lifetime achievement award

The Mississippi Institute for Arts and Letters will honor Mississippi artist Sam Gore with a lifetime achievement award on June 9. Gore, 85, has been sculpting and teaching art at Mississippi College for more than 60 years. “I’m like a turtle on a fence post. I didn’t get there by myself. I have been blessed to become acquainted with the ...

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Judge to hear Hoods' pardon challenge, lawyer lays blame with AG

JACKSON — A Hinds County judge will hear arguments from Attorney General Jim Hood who is challenging dozens of pardons issued by former Gov. Haley Barbour. Circuit Judge Tomie Green scheduled the hearing for 3 p.m. today in Jackson. Hood wants to return those who were freed by Barbour, including convicted killers, to the prison system. The vast majority of ...

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Judge rules against BP, no oil spill penalty for Halliburton

NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge has shot down BP’s request to penalize Halliburton for allegedly destroying damaging evidence about the quality of its cement slurry that went into drilling the oil well that blew out last year and caused the nation’s worst offshore oil spill. BP did not prove that it had been “prejudiced” by Halliburton’s actions, U.S. Magistrate ...

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Budget writers looking at significant cut to Health Department funding

JACKSON — Legislative budget writers want to slash the state general fund appropriation for the state Department of Health to $20.7 million — the lowest level it has seen since 1990, when it received $20.3 million. That recommendation comes at a time when the state ranks first in the nation for adult obesity, teen birth rate and infant mortality; second ...

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