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MBJ announces Mississippi's Best Places to Work at Friday banquet

The Mississippi Business Journal announced Friday the finalists and winners of its Seventh Annual Best Places to Work banquet, which was held at the Hilton Hotel in Jackson. >> SEE WINNERS’ RESPONSE VIDEO The competition is the only state-wide look at how employers rank in the way they treat their employees. The Mississippi Business Journal and our partner, Southern Research ...

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Judge rules Beach is private property, not state's

OCEAN SPRINGS — A judge has ruled the state has no claim on two parcels of property on East Beach in Ocean Springs. Two families filed the lawsuit in early 2010 when Ocean Springs had proposed constructing a 3,470-foot long sidewalk on the beach. The city had obtained a lease along the beach from Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann, just ...

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FEMA extends filing deadline for Isaac; MEMA gives update

GULFPORT — After meeting with local officials in coastal Mississippi counties, U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) said he is encouraged by the willingness of federal agencies to work with Mississippi to resolve early issues arising from Hurricane Isaac recovery efforts. Cochran, along with Gov. Phil Bryant, met in Gulfport with local and county officials from Harrison and Hancock counties to ...

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Mayor Davis has perks cut, but gets raise

Southaven Mayor Greg Davis is losing $40,000 in annual perks in the city’s new budget. But he is getting a $5,000 a year raise. The Commercial Appeal reports in approving a new budget this week, aldermen bumped Davis’ base pay from its current $145,000 annually to $150,000. However, the board removed a $35,000 annual stipend Davis had received for running ...

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Democrats choose new candidates for congressional races

MADISON and BILOXI — Mississippi Democrats have chosen two new nominees to challenge Republican incumbents in the state’s 3rd and 4th Districts in the Nov. 6 election. Democratic chairman Rickey Cole says the party will ask the state Election Commission to put the names of Vicki Slater of Madison on the 3rd District ballot and Matthew Moore of Biloxi on ...

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Ex-Delta housing director Jefferson asks for bond

GREENVILLE — The former executive director of the South Delta Regional Housing Authority wants a judge let her remain free on bond pending the appeal of her prison sentence. U.S. District Court Judge Glen H. Davidson sentenced 58-year-old Ann Jefferson to 32 months in prison on Aug. 2 for embezzlement, obstruction of justice and witness intimidation. He ordered her to ...

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State agencies partner to expand job search services

JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES) and the Mississippi Department of Human Services (MDHS) have entered into a partnership aimed at increasing access to job search services provided by the WIN Job Centers. MDES and MDHS will combine their expertise and locations to expand the number of e.WIN Access Points throughout the state. MDES launched e.WIN Access ...

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