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Court Rejects BancorpSouth’s claim customer liable for fraud losses

Labeling it “a very close call,” a U.S. district court has rejected a Mississippi bank’s efforts to have a former commercial customer held liable for losses, damages and legal costs in an ACH and wire fraud case. And one legal expert suggests the case could set a precedent for other similar fraud cases, the website BankSecurity.com reports. Five months ago, ...

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Number left without power by Isaac rises to 90,000+

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — A tow truck driver was killed this morning in Pearl River County when a tree fell on his truck, the first death in Mississippi from Isaac. The death of the unidentified driver on a Picayune street came during heavy rain and wind from Isaac, said Pearl River County Emergency Management director Danny Manley. Manley said a tree ...

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Sanderson Farms sees profitable third quarter

LAUREL — Sanderson Farms Inc. reported net income of $28.7 million for its fiscal third quarter, a turnaround from a loss a year ago, as improved market conditions boosted revenue 22 percent. The results beat Wall Street expectations, and its shares jumped almost 6 percent in premarket trading. The Laurel, Miss.-based chicken producer cautioned that while market conditions improved during ...

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Public hearing to be held to discuss sale of Delta hospital

GREENWOOD — A hearing is scheduled for Sept. 13 to hear from the public on the possible sale of Greenwood Leflore Hospital. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports the hearing will begin at 5 p.m. at the Leflore County Civic Center in Greenwood. The hospital is jointly owned by Greenwood and Leflore County and is the area’s largest employer. It has made ...

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Supervisors' proposed budget could mean higher taxes

NATCHEZ — If the Adams County Board of Supervisors approves its proposed budget for fiscal year 2013, taxpayers could see their taxes go up ever so slightly. While the budget currently being considered by the supervisors kept the county millage for 2012-2013 at the same rate as the current year, the Natchez-Adams County School District’s requested millage increased. For a ...

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Council votes to accept previously rejected airport grant

TUPELO — The Tupelo City Council has unanimously approved acceptance of a $1.85 million federal grant for the Tupelo Regional Airport that the council had rejected last week. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the action came after a special meeting last night with airport officials, which included questions and expressions of concern about airport operations from council members. The ...

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Judge's ruling means fight to continue over marina site

BAY ST. LOUIS — The Murphy family’s legal battle over the future the marina site in Bay St. Louis will continue now that Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann’s motion to dismiss has been denied. Hancock County Circuit Judge Lisa P. Dodson ruled the secretary of state did not properly support the motion to dismiss the Murphys’ case with documentation. With ...

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Mandatory evacuations go out on Coast; President declares emergency

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Mandatory evacuation had been ordered by today in low-lying areas of all three Mississippi coastal counties, and waves were washing across beachside roads as Hurricane Isaac swirled offshore. All three coastal counties also set overnight curfews. And, President Obama has issued an emergency declaration for parts of Mississippi under the Isaac threat. An evacuation order came ...

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Gulfport-Biloxi International suspending flights; Coast casinos close

GULFPORT — The Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport is suspending all incoming and outgoing flights before noon today due to the approach of Isaac. The last flights are scheduled to depart at 11 a.m. today, says Clay Williams, airport executive director. He says the airport will probably close tomorrow, but flights are scheduled to resume Thursday. The airport is served by five ...

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State's utilities adding extra work crews ahead of Isaac

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi utility companies have extra crews on hand for possible widespread outages from Isaac. Entergy Mississippi spokeswoman Mara Hartmann tells the Clarion-Ledger the company has asked for 3,750 additional workers from outside the service territory to help restore service in Mississippi and southeastern Louisiana. Entergy has more than 435,000 customers in 45 counties in Mississippi. Hartmann didn’t ...

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