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MSU business education society gets top national ranking

The Mississippi State University chapter of business education honor society Pi Omega Pi now is ranked No. 1 in the nation, according to a press release form the chapter. The honor society’s purposes include the promotion of scholarship, service, and high ethical standards in business education, as well as the creation of fellowship among teachers of business subjects. “The Alpha ...

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Bill cutting Hood's authority headed to governor's desk

JACKSON — A measure to limit Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood’s ability to control state legal business is on the way to Republican Gov. Phil Bryant. The Mississippi Senate voted 34-18 yesterday to pass House Bill 211, after the House voted 64-55 for final passage Tuesday. Both chambers are controlled by Republicans. Hood opposes the bill, saying it’s unconstitutional and ...

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State lawmakers pass dual enrollment legislation

JACKSON — Mississippi lawmakers have passed a bill that will allow high school dropouts and potential dropouts to enroll at community colleges, earning a high school diploma while getting worker training. The state already has a law allowing such dual enrollment. But, Gov. Phil Bryant has been pushing Senate Bill 2792, saying it will be an alternative for some students ...

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Embattled mayor pleads not guilty to passing school bus

SOUTHAVEN — Southaven Mayor Greg Davis has pleaded not guilty to charges of for allegedly passing a stopped school bus on March 22. Yesterday, The Commercial Appeal reports the judge hearing the case recused himself at Davis’ request because of his ties to Davis and the mayor’s family. Justice Court Judge Billy Lantrip said he had no problem hearing the ...

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Former higher ed commissioner Trash dies at 86

LAKE — E.E. “Tad” Trash, who led Mississippi’s higher education system for 19 years as it struggled with desegregation issues related to historic black colleges, died Tuesday. He was 86. Officials with Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home said today funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Raymond United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Pine Ridge Cemetery ...

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Barbier gives preliminary approval to BP oil spill settlement

NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge yesterday preliminarily approved a proposed class-action settlement that would resolve billions of dollars in claims against BP over the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier’s ruling allows the settlement process to proceed, but he will hold a “fairness hearing” on Nov. 8 before deciding whether to give ...

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Judge nixes city's attempt to annex Nissan plant

CANTON — A federal judge has ruled that the Canton Nissan plant is safe from annexation through 2030. The Clarion-Ledger reports the city’s lawsuit seeking the right to annex the plant was dismissed Tuesday. U.S. District Court Judge Carlton Reeves dismissed the suit with prejudice, meaning Canton will not be allowed to file another suit with the same claims. City ...

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Board members elected

At Keesler Federal Credit Union’s 2012 Annual Membership Meeting, Cynthia Payne Childers, Gerald Caldwell, Curtis Greer and Richard Moss were reelected to the credit union’s board of directors. The 2012-2013 board of directors are as follows: Adrien Augustine, chairman; Caldwell, vice chairman; James Hollingsworth, treasurer; Greer, secretary; Childers, member; Moss, member; and, Jamie Perronne, member.

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