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Tearful 4-year-old has had enough of this 'Bronco Bamma' and Romney

Had enough of presidential politics? Can’t wait until Tuesday is behind us? No one is more eager to see an end to this stuff than Abigail Evans. She plainly can’t take anymore of “Bronco Bamma and Mitt Romney.” Reassurances that it will all be over soon seem to soothe the child’s discomfort. Check out the video presented by Politico.   ...

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Thousands opt out of class-action oil spill settlement

NEW ORLEANS — The architects of a proposed class-action settlement of claims spawned by the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico are confident it won’t be derailed by thousands of businesses and individuals opting out of the deal. Thursday is the deadline for claimants to postmark written requests to opt out of the multibillion-dollar pact between BP PLC ...

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Company wins contract to service Air Force jets

MADISON and COLUMBUS — The Air Force has signed a contract with a new company to maintain the jets at Columbus Air Force Base. Aircraft maintenance will be handled by L-3 Vertex of Madison starting in December. The new vendor is taking over from DynCorp International, which had the maintenance contract for seven years. DynCorp had 487 workers at the ...

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Court bars tax preparer from work for fraudulent returns

COLUMBUS — A federal court has permanently barred Cynthia H. Carter of Columbus from preparing federal tax returns for others. Court documents show Carter consented to the order without admitting to the allegations against her. The order issuing the injunction was signed by U.S. District Judge Sharion Aycock. The government alleges Carter, who does business as Cynthia’s Tax Service, prepared ...

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Insurance agent accused of stealing clients' payments

ST. MARTIN — An insurance agent has been accused of failing to send customers’ insurance payments to insurers. Jackson County Sheriff Mike Byrd said in a press release received by The Sun Herald 35-year-old Chad Michael Davis of St. Martin was arrested Tuesday. Byrd says Davis was charged with two counts of felony false pretense involving two payments, one for ...

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Airport project resumes with new contractor on board

JACKSON — Work has resumed on a runway at Mississippi’s busiest passenger airport after a dispute with the contractor brought construction to a standstill last year. The project to remove bad clay and repave one of two runways at Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport stalled over a disagreement about the quality of the asphalt being put down. The Jackson Municipal ...

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Work resumes on Jackson airport runway after long delay

Work has resumed on a runway at Mississippi’s busiest passenger airport after a dispute with the contractor brought construction to a standstill last year. The project to remove bad clay and repave one of two runways at Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport stalled over a disagreement about the quality of the asphalt being put down. The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority ...

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Diplomat urges businesses to explore Great White North

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant and a Canadian diplomat are urging Mississippi’s business community to look north for trading opportunities. Stephen Brereton, Canada’s consul general in Atlanta, spoke before the Mississippi Economic Council yesterday at its annual Hobnob event in Jackson. The Canadian ambassador to the United States, Gary Doer, had been scheduled to attend. But he was unable to ...

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Federal judge to weigh Delta schools' desegregation plan

CLEVELAND — A federal judge will hear arguments Dec. 11 in Oxford on proposals to desegregate two schools in the Cleveland School District. In May, the school district filed a proposal with the federal court to desegregate the East Side High School and D.M. Smith Middle School. The school system wanted to introduce magnet programs at both schools to help ...

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