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Justice Department upholds Mississippi’s new state House, Senate districts

  The U.S. Justice Department has approved Mississippi’s redistricting plans for the state House and Senate. Legislative leaders received word of the approval Friday, the Associated Press reported. The 122 House districts and 52 Senate districts had to be redrawn to reflect population shifts revealed by the 2010 Census. Lawmakers approved new plans in the spring. Any election changes in ...

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Disaster loans available to PNPs affected by Isaac

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Small Business Administration reports certain private non-profit organizations (PNPs) in Mississippi that do not provide critical services of a governmental nature may be eligible to apply for low interest rate disaster loans. These loans are available as a result of a Presidential disaster declaration for public assistance resulting from damages caused by Hurricane Isaac. PNPs ...

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Federal judge sets trial for flooded-Kmart lawsuit

CORINTH — A federal judge has set a trial date in a lawsuit over 2010 flooding at the Kmart in Corinth. The Daily Corinthian reports the trial is scheduled for Feb. 24 in Aberdeen before U.S. District Glen H. Davidson. In June, Davidson released the Federal Emergency Management Agency from the case, agreeing with FEMA’s argument that it has sovereign ...

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Bryant leads group to Japan for trade conference

TOKYO, Japan — Gov. Phil Bryant of Mississippi is one of five Southeastern U.S. governors in Japan for a trade conference. Bryant, his chief of staff Kirk Sims and Mississippi Development Authority employees are in Tokyo attending the 35th annual joint meeting of the Southeast U.S./Japan and Japan-U.S. Southeast Associations. The gathering started yesterday and ends tomorrow. Other governors in ...

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BankPlus presents six-digit gift to MSU-Meridian

MERIDIAN — A $150,000 gift from BankPlus is assisting Mississippi State University-Meridian in advancing education for business majors by helping ensure facilities and technology updates for the downtown location. The gift establishes an endowment to maintain, in perpetuity, the Newberry Building and its instructional technology. A historical landmark adjacent to the MSU Riley Center, the facility houses Division of Business ...

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Forman Perry opens new office in New Jersey

JACKSON — Forman Perry Watkins Krutz & Tardy, LLP has opened a new office in Red Bank, N.J. Heading the office is law firm partner Lisa Pascarella along with partner Stephanie DiVita. The office consists of eight attorneys, seven paralegals, and support staff. “The increased activity of mass tort litigation in the Northeast has created a need for an office ...

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Mississippi ready for iPhone 5

It didn’t take long for Mississippi wireless carriers to announce their planned retail release of the new Apple iPhone 5. National providers AT&T, Verizon and Sprint are prepping displays and readying for presales ahead of a September 21 release. Customers for prepaid carrier Cricket and Ridgeland-based C Spire Wireless will have to wait an extra week. Both companies have set ...

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Clinton losing ADP as company shifts up to 100 jobs to Georgia

Automatic Data Processing, a business-outsourcing provider more commonly known as ADP, is shutting down in Clinton and moving its approximately 100 jobs to Augusta, Ga. New Jersey-based ADP has not responded to phone calls over the last couple of days but a spokesman for the Mississippi Development Authority confirmed the company’s departure from the South Pointe Business Park (the former ...

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Clinton losing ADP as company shifts up to 100 jobs to Georgia

Automatic Data Processing, a business-outsourcing provider more commonly known as ADP, is shutting down in Clinton and moving its approximately 100 jobs to Augusta, Ga. New Jersey-based ADP has not responded to phone calls over the last couple of days but a spokesman for the Mississippi Development Authority confirmed the company’s departure from the WorldCom Center, where it moved into ...

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