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Millsaps MBA Program Targets Executives

What do a doctor, engineer and Saudi Arabian banker have in common? They are all students of the one-year old executive MBA program at the Else School of Management at Millsaps College in Jackson. The program is the first of its kind for Mississippi and will give born corporate leaders and entrepreneurs the skills they need in business and management. ...

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Feds insist bald eagles protected – except when they’re not

In offering a $2,500 reward recently for information leading to the arrest of the killer of a bald eagle in Lucedale, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proclaimed that “every eagle” is protected. Not exactly. A pair of the national birds in Wyoming will soon be sacrificed in a religious service that has the blessing of federal officials. The U.S. ...

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Environmentalists file lawsuit to block offshore drilling

GULF OF MEXICO — The Mississippi Sierra Club and The Gulf Restoration Network have asked a Hinds County judge to block the state from enacting new regulations on offshore drilling. Dan Turner, spokesman for the Mississippi Development Authority, said he has not seen the lawsuit and cannot comment. The groups contend the process is moving too fast and hasn’t been ...

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Developer's attorney says new casino proceeding; won't be CanCan

D’IBERVILLE — An attorney representing the developer say a new casino is ready to proceed in D’Iberville. The Sun Herald reports it will no longer be CanCan casino but it will be on the same site east of Interstate 110 on the Back Bay. Michael McCabe, an attorney representing developer Land Holdings I LLC, says research is underway with focus ...

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Lawmakers split over workers' comp legislation

JACKSON — The Mississippi Legislature is split on a bill that would make changes to the state’s workers’ compensation law. Opponents say it would tilt the scales against workers, but proponents say it would return fairness to a system that currently favors workers. The House defeated its bill yesterday 62-52, but the Senate voted 38-13 in favor, meaning the issue ...

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Judge rules Scruggs must remain in jail

OXFORD — Imprisoned former attorney Richard “Dickie” Scruggs will remain in a local jail during March 26 court proceedings on his effort to overturn his 2009 conviction in a judicial corruption case involving former Hinds County Circuit Judge Bobby DeLaughter. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports U.S. District Judge Glen H. Davidson has denied Scruggs’ request to stay and prepare ...

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Bridge-replacement project awarded to Joe Magee

CLARKE COUNTY — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) will soon begin a project to replace the bridge over the Chickasawhay River on Highway 512 in Clarke County. The $4.4 million project was awarded to Joe McGee Construction Company in Lake. Along with reconstructing the bridge, about 1,000 feet of roadway will be reconstructed for the bridge approach. Crews are ...

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Ms. cemetery first North American home to Eurasian sedge plant

The Rose Hill Cemetery in Meridian is not only the final resting place of the renowned Gypsy Queen, it is also the first site in North America where a particular type of sedge from Eurasia was found. A four-man team spent five years gathering data for a floristic survey of Lauderdale County. They discovered the sedge during the study, and ...

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Ms. House OKs vaginal probes for women seeking abortions

The majority of Mississippi House members want to extend the reach of government into the bodies of women who seek abortions in the state. A bill passed out of the Republican-controlled House on a 78-36 vote Wednesday night requires women to undergo a vaginal ultrasound probe before receiving an abortion. No exception is made for rape or incest. The test ...

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