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Legendary Elton John has Sept. 11 concert date in Jackson

Rock icon Elton John is scheduled to play a concert at Jackson’s Mississippi Coliseum, Tuesday, Sept. 11, a notice on the musician’s official website says. Public tickets for the 8 p.m. concert go on sale on Saturday, May 19, at 10 a.m. and will be available online at Ticketmaster.com, at the Mississippi Coliseum Box Office, or charge-by-phone at (800) 745-3000. ...

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Pre-cast concrete supplier Foley begins work on Prentiss plant

Pre-cast concrete supplier Foley Products Company broke ground Monday on a new 28,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Prentiss that will create 40 new jobs The Jefferson Davis County facility represents a $7 million investment by Foley Products. Foley says its move into Mississippi will help the company better serve its customers and allow for future growth. “Mississippi is a key component ...

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Community Trust Bank to break ground on 2 local centers

Louisiana-based Community Trust Bank will break ground on banking centers in Flowood and Madison in late May, with openings for each scheduled for fourth quarter. Community Trust, which has 30 locations in Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi, will finish work on its new Ridgeland banking center by the end of summer, the bank says. The Flowood Banking Center groundbreaking will take ...

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Churchill Mortgage makes Mississippi entry with Tupelo location

Fast-growing Churchill Mortgage will celebrate the grand opening of its first Mississippi location with the grand opening of its Tupelo branch Thursday. The grand opening will be from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 339B East Main St., Suite 1. Churchill, a Nashville, Tenn., company that specializes in loan origination, processing and closing services, turns 20 years old this year. ...

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Bryant signing workers' comp, inventory tax bills into law

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant says several new state laws could boost the state’s business climate, but opponents say the changes could hurt workers or take revenue away from state government. Republican Bryant is signing bills today to make changes in the workers’ compensation system and provide financial breaks for businesses paying the inventory tax. Critics say the workers’ comp ...

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Prosecutors say medical kickback charges shouldn't be dismissed

OXFORD — Federal prosecutors say the owner of a nursing services company acknowledged paying a hospital executive for “procuring business” and a judge should not dismiss the corruption charges against him. Earnest Levi Garner Jr. of Batesville was convicted in March on charges including conspiracy and embezzlement related to work at Tri-Lakes Medical Center in Batesville. Raymond Lamont Shoemaker of ...

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Bounds: MVSU president shouldn't be affected by unsucessful job bid

ITTA BENA — Mississippi Valley State University president Donna Oliver shouldn’t be affected by her unsuccessful bid for a college presidency in another state, Higher Education Commissioner Hank Bounds said. “The fact of the matter is that there are openings all the time, and leaders are always being sought out, so I don’t see this having a big impact on ...

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Community Trust to break ground for two new banking centers

FLOWOOD and MADISON — Community Trust Bank will break ground on two new banking centers in May. Located in Flowood and Madison, these centers are slated to open in the fourth quarter of 2012. The new Flowood Banking Center groundbreaking will be held May 22 at 203 Promenade Boulevard. The new Madison Banking Center groundbreaking will be held May 24 ...

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Supreme Court asked to rule in dispute between circuit judges

JACKSON — The state Supreme Court has been asked to settle a dispute between two Hinds County circuit judges. The issue is the assignment of cases in the county’s judicial system. The Clarion-Ledger reports Senior Circuit Judge Tomie Green has ordered that beginning Aug. 1 two of the four circuit judges will handle only criminal cases and the other two ...

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Audit shows USM's athletic department's debt nearly doubled in one year

HATTIESBURG — The University of Southern Mississippi athletic department’s debt nearly doubled between the start of the 2010-11 fiscal year and fall 2011. An audit acquired through a public records request shows that the department owed $439,255 in fall 2010 and $790,398 last fall, The Hattiesburg American reports. Football was the only sport that did not lose money in the ...

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