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Different polls give Gingrich leads in Ala., Miss. GOP primary

Newt Gingrich’s Deep South strategy has gained new hope through a pair of polls of Alabama and Mississippi voters, one putting him ahead by four points and another by a single point . Voters in the two states go the polls Tuesday for a Republican presidential preference primary that pits Gingrich, former Speaker of the U.S. House, against former Massachusetts ...

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Read the March 12 issue of the MBJ online

In this week’s MBJ — METROPOLITAN WEATHERS DOWNTURN: Curt Gabardi and crew compete against other bankers- not other banks. By Ted Carter Also in this week’s paper: >> Alabama says immigration reform costly: State calls it moneymaker — by Ted Carter >> Committee deadline sorts winners, losers: Hosemann business reform laws still alive — by Clay Chandler >> Commercial Real ...

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Enhancing small business exporting is Trade Expo goal

The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA), along with the Mississippi World Trade Center and the U.S. Small Business Administration, will host the 2012 Gulf States Trade Alliance Annual Export Conference from April 10-12 at the Beau Rivage Resort and Casino in Biloxi, Miss. The Gulf States Trade Alliance is comprised of economic development agencies from Mississippi, Alabama, Florida and Louisiana. The ...

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Jury clears way to go after Stanford's foreign bank accounts

HOUSTON, Texas — A Texas jury cleared the way yesterday for U.S. authorities to go after $330 million in stolen investor funds sitting in frozen foreign bank accounts controlled by convicted Ponzi schemer R. Allen Stanford. The jury, which convicted the former tycoon on 13 of 14 fraud-related counts earlier this week, found there to be sufficient evidence that the ...

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CBL gives details on Turtle Creek's multi-million-dollar renovation

HATTIESBURG — CBL & Associates Properties Inc. has unveiled details of a multi-million dollar renovation to Hattiesburg’s Turtle Creek Mall. The Hattiesburg American reports the upgrades include new soft seating areas, updated interior landscaping and energy-efficient lighting, fresh paint, remodel of mall floors and a new food court layout. Jason Perry, project manager, said the raised seating area in the ...

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Tradition developer agrees to protect Mississippi gopher frog pond

HARRISON COUNTY — The Center for Biological Diversity, Gulf Restoration Network and Columbus Communities, the developer of a planned community called Tradition in Harrison County signed an agreement today to protect habitat for the highly endangered Mississippi gopher frog The memorandum of understanding outlines steps the parties will take to facilitate a land exchange between the developer and U.S. Forest ...

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Councilmen vote to hire consultant to determine hospital's value

GREENWOOD — The Greenwood City Council has voted to hire consultants to determine the dollar value of Greenwood Leflore Hospital. The hospital is owned jointly by the city and Leflore County. The city council voted Tuesday to hire the consultants. City and county officials have had early discussions about the possibility of selling the hospital. City Council President Ronnie Stevenson ...

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Anti-abortion groups pushing for another personhood vote

JACKSON — Mississippi groups that oppose abortion said yesterday they want voters to again cast ballots on a state constitutional amendment to define life as beginning at conception. The so-called “personhood amendment” was defeated by a wide margin when it appeared on the November 2011 ballot. Similar amendments died in the legislature this session. Groups including Pro-Life Mississippi, Personhood Mississippi ...

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